Wednesday Wishes–sometimes days don’t go like you plan

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Here are my Wednesday wishes:

  1. That I would have sewn yesterday. Sadly, not a stitch.
  2. That there were more than 24 hours in a day. Or that I didn’t need sleep.
  3. That eating chocolate could be guilt-free. (As if.)
  4. That I hadn’t painted my nails right before I started cooking supper. (Really, what was I thinking?)

Okay, I’ll admit, none of these are that bad. In the overall scheme if things, there are far bigger problems.Yesterday was just one of those days that we all have now and then. My to-do list was long and I attacked it early. It seemed like I was busy all day, but I ended up with very little to show for it. I can’t even tell you exactly what I did all day beyond some of my tasks I had planned, along with the usual laundry and cooking, but the day flew by.

I ran some errands, then went to the coffee shop in the afternoon for a little bit, and took my bullet journal. There were too many things demanding attention in my brain and I knew I needed to write them down to make some kind of sense of things. Well, three cups of coffee (and a lavender shortbread cookie–just one!) later, I still felt kind of scattered.

When I’m trying to sort things out, I put in my earbuds and listen to whatever I have playing on Pandora. Usually, it’s something classical. (Read: WITHOUT words.) This time, I was tuned into a station called “1978 music.” I don’t remember pulling it up, but I must have at some point. Had I been thinking, I should have switched to something else. But. In a flash, I was right back in high school. Each song that played brought up some or other memory. Before long, I realized I was just staring into space.

Isn’t it funny how music can do that? It’s so incredibly nostalgic. I hear an old song and am immediately transported to the time that song was popular. Does that happen to you?

I wonder what would happen if I used music to remind me of things…you know, like if I wanted to remember something about a certain year. Could I tune to a station playing music from that year to recall what happened? Maybe I could. I wish I could listen to music from today to help me remember exactly what I’m supposed to be doing.Think it would work the same way?

I found this mug on Amazon that suits me to a tee:

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Today I have a little found time. I was scheduled to be in the dentist’s office again (to get a new scan before we start the Invisalign process), but their machine is broken. That means I get two hours that I would have spent sitting around feeling unproductive. Yes, I will spend them in my workroom.

What’s are your wishes for today?

  • Joy Mainemer

    Plumber here putting in new potties. My wish is that they clean up their mess and everything flushes properly lol

    • That would definitely be a good goal for the day! Hoping that’s exactly what happens!

    • That would definitely be a good goal for the day! Hoping that’s exactly what happens!

  • Claudette

    After having the broken needle taken out of my foot at the ER last night, my wish is to sit with my foot propped up and hand quilt all day.

    • I think that’s absolutely what you need to do, Claudette. Hope it isn’t too painful, but the thought of it…OW!

    • I think that’s absolutely what you need to do, Claudette. Hope it isn’t too painful, but the thought of it…OW!

  • joannewortman

    I am totally with you on items 1,2,3. I don’t paint my nails often, especially since I’ve retired. Pandora is my sewing pal. I also listen to 70s music from when I was young and carefree.

    I have many days where I take not a stitch. I need to resolve to give myself a little stitching time in the early morning before life takes over. Because by nightfall, I am just worn out.

    I’ve done my modest effort at freelance writing, so the rest of the day is now mine. I hope I don’t remember I have to vacuum….everywhere.

    • Psssh. Vacuuming can wait! I figure if I forget about it until late in the day, it can wait until the next day. Not much will happen while I sleep.

      Yes, those days without stitches can be rough. Cumulatively, I really feel them. Most days I fit in some, even if it’s only fifteen minutes. Usually, those minutes lead to more minutes, but even if they don’t, I’ve gotten some in.

      Pandora is great! I also like Spotify because it introduces me to new music. I will always think 70s rock is the best music ever, but I do try to see what else is out there. I like a lot of different genres, so I challenge myself to hear influences across styles. I’m not very good at it, but it’s fun to play.

    • Psssh. Vacuuming can wait! I figure if I forget about it until late in the day, it can wait until the next day. Not much will happen while I sleep.

      Yes, those days without stitches can be rough. Cumulatively, I really feel them. Most days I fit in some, even if it’s only fifteen minutes. Usually, those minutes lead to more minutes, but even if they don’t, I’ve gotten some in.

      Pandora is great! I also like Spotify because it introduces me to new music. I will always think 70s rock is the best music ever, but I do try to see what else is out there. I like a lot of different genres, so I challenge myself to hear influences across styles. I’m not very good at it, but it’s fun to play.

  • cindy parry

    Today, I had hoped to finish copying the articles I wish to save out of about 70 old Threads magazines I’m divesting myself of to make room for quilt-y magazines and books. I would have finished had I not run of printer ink 🙁 There’s an errand for tomorrow. Mailed off Mom-in-laws’ birthday card and gift 🙂 I DID finish the five fidget mats I’d made for an Alzheimer’s unit ready to donate next week; I’m early 🙂 Will make more for my Mom’s Alzheimer’s and her unit soon; I have time before my next visit. I need to get a presentation ready for Saturday so I’ll work on that yet tonight; a healthy jump on it would be good. Got dinner done; will do nails tomorrow before another quilt-y meeting tomorrow night .:-) In all, a pretty good, productive day.

    • Gosh, it sounds productive!!

      Ink…it is the bane of my existence. I spend a fortune on it, but always seem to run out just as I start a big printing binge.

      • cindy parry

        BTW, ran into Lilly tonight as I was sure I would. She said you all had great fun at your table at Joe C’s class. She brought her work to show n’ share.

        • We had a great table! I enjoyed meeting Lilly. Her quilt was pretty cool! You would like Joe’s class, I think. Just enough instruction to push you out of your comfort zone, but it never felt hard or uncomfortable, if that makes sense?

        • We had a great table! I enjoyed meeting Lilly. Her quilt was pretty cool! You would like Joe’s class, I think. Just enough instruction to push you out of your comfort zone, but it never felt hard or uncomfortable, if that makes sense?

          • cindy parry

            I know I would have enjoyed it! Didn’t know about it 🙁 He came to our guild a year or two ago. Unfortunately, I had to ditch a little early much to my chagrin (I stayed as long as I possibly could!) as I had to get back to town for an appointment 🙁 He was SOOO entertaining and informative. Enjoyed his presentation very much … until….

          • Until?????

          • cindy parry

            until I had to leave, silly!

          • Oh, duh. *headsmack*

    • Gosh, it sounds productive!!

      Ink…it is the bane of my existence. I spend a fortune on it, but always seem to run out just as I start a big printing binge.