Thursday, March 15, 2007

Do Something!

Bushism for Thursday, March 15, 2007
"Well, I think if you say you're going to do something and don't do it, that's trustworthiness." CNN online chat; August 30,2000

Now, there's some food for thought!

I have no clue what DUBYA was referring to in that comment but when I read it before posting it this morning, it gave me cause to think a lot, long and hard, about myself and brought me to the conclusion then that if that is the case, I am really an extremely trustworthy type person!

I'm always saying I'm going to do this, that or the other and all too frequently I quickly forget I planned to do those things too.

And, I have lots and lots of proof too of those good intentions sitting around my house.

My "good intentions" frequently come under the banner of things I think I will either knit or crochet or items I plan to sew. And, in preparation for any craft project along any of those lines, I have all kinds of yarns, stashed away in those big plastic toy box size containers just waiting for me to get the urge to pick up knitting needles and a pattern or a crochet hook and start working away. I think I have at least three of those big plastic bins pushed back in a corner in the basement at last count. (I also have a couple smaller containers of yarns shoved under my bed too, come to think of it.)

And fabric - do I have fabric? Oh my yes! I have three storage bins -at least - in the basement containing fabrics of many lengths, types, textures, another bin with nothing in it but vest panels ready to be cut out along with matching pieces and put together to make reversible vests. That bin is from about 8-9 years ago when I was on a kick making (and even selling) reversible vests.

Then, in my bedroom, I also have 3 more large bins filled to the brim of more fabric along with a stack almost 3 foot high of what else, but fabric that is earmarked to be made up into little things for the two younger grandchildren and an occasional larger piece of fleece fabric amongst the mix to be used to make sweatshirts for the older grandson.

Ah yes, Grammy J has grand visions of being the little old granny sitting contentedly at the old Singer just busy making pretty little things for the sweet grandkids to wear!

What Grammy J doesn't have is the energy some days to get busy and make these visions become a reality.

What Grammy J does have in abundance is the ability to procrastinate - profusely!!!

But, if DUBYA wants to call that trustworthiness, it's as good an excuse as any I'd ever be able to come up with to put a label on myself for my plans and my inactions too!

Whatever works - that's more or less my motto there in that respect!

1 comment:

TomCat said...

In your case and mine, it's probably putting two pounds of you know what in a one pound bag. For you to tell yourself you're going to do something and not do it because you don't have time or even if you procrastinate is different than if you commit to someone else that you'll do something. And I bet that your commitments to others almost always get done, right?

In Bush's case, this may be a Freudian slip. Whatever he promises, he almost invariably has done the opposite.