As far back as I can remember, I've been a list-maker. I don't always get everything on the list completed, and I've been known to pad my task lists with some fun stuff just for the joy of crossing it off. I do love to make lists: task lists, grocery lists, reading lists, sewing project lists, lists of lists, even.
Today is the first day of two weeks that the school for autistic kids will be closed for the end-of-summer break. Two weeks that I don't have to set an alarm even once. Two weeks to fill as I please except for one 24-hour hospital shift this coming Saturday.
It's early in the day of day one, but I do honestly believe my back has reached the 91% mark. I didn't have any trouble at all sitting at the counter for breakfast and a few minutes ago I reached/bent to plug in the laptop since I was nearly out of power and didn't cringe a big.
So, with all of that in mind, I hereby set forth a modest list of goals for these two weeks:
- Machine quilt AND bind the political quilt.
- Machine quilt OR tie AND bind the YBR charity quilt for the Baby Bureau.
- Make the hanging sleeves for the two quilts that were accepted into the PhillyMod exhibit at Oaks!!!!
- Clean up the studio.
- Try that fantastic-sounding fish recipe.
- Get Blind Man's Fancy ready for the Quilter.
- Get Word Salad ready for the Quilter.
- Finish reading the book club book.
That seems like [more than] enough.
Oh, and remember this picture?
Himself has agreed to accompany me to school and help hang nails and twine for me to have this odd "bulletin board" in my little office! Better add "order the cute clothespins" to the list!