Let me start by saying a big congratulations to Cynthia Mika! You are the winner of my fabric giveaway and I will be in touch soon to get your information and mail out your fabric, zipper, and heart template! Thank you to all my subscribers – those who subscribed for this giveaway and those who were already subscribed. I cannot overstate how much I appreciate y’all!
Folks, my sewing machine is a champ. Seriously, I have been sewing a blue streak trying to build up my inventory for my first craft fair and although I am chipping away, no matter how much I sew, I feel like I just can’t sew fast enough to have everything I want to have ready for the beginning of October.
But you know what, I’m working hard at it and I’m juggling it with a lot of other things and I think this feeling that nothing is getting done is just one of many BIG LIES my brain has been telling me lately.
That’s right. I’ve noticed lately that I am being lied to big time – and by someone who is supposed to have my best interests in “mind” so to speak.
I am being lied to by myself.
My own brain. Imagine the betrayal! I am going to take a few minutes today to “out” my brain and try to finally put these lies to rest, because no one deserves to be lied to and these lies aren’t doing me any good.
Let’s start with lies regarding the nature and passage of time, shall we?
1. Brain, it turns out, it does not, in fact, take a “lifetime” to fold a load of laundry. Likewise for making the bed or unloading the dishwasher. When I look at the pile of laundry and you tell me “Ugh, this will take a lifetime” it makes it seem like a very daunting task that will impede the higher goals of my life, when in fact, I have found, having clean laundry, dishes, and a made bed can be quite useful while one is traversing the more “challenging” areas of life. Even the mayfly, which as I understand it, has one of the shortest lifespans of all living creatures, has time to fold a load of laundry.
2. Showers. I cannot stress this enough, brain. Showers ARE worth the time it takes to take them. Please stop trying to convince me that a shower would ruin my whole day’s plans. You stink. Metaphorically. I stink literally. We need a shower.
Moving on. Regarding health and death:
3. That food in the refrigerator that is now one day past the expiration date WILL NOT lead to certain death if I eat it. It just will not. You have got to get over this.
4. My children being on a deck next to the guardrail DOES NOT, I repeat, DOES NOT equal an automatic trip to the emergency room. It’s okay, brain, for the kids to look over or through the railing of a second floor deck. Really. I’ve seen other less neurotic parents let their children do this with no ill consequences.
5. A dizzy spell is not a surefire sign of a terminal illness. Perhaps I need more sleep or need to eat better. Has that thought even crossed your mind, brain?
6. No, the person in the checkout line cannot see into my soul. Stop worrying about what other people who don’t even know you think about you.
7. The phrase: “Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it isn’t there” does apply in some areas of life but my bank account is not one of them. If we can’t see it in the bank account, it’s most likely not there so stop telling me it’s okay to spend it!
8. There is, in fact, NOT “always tomorrow,” Brain, so pipe down. We’re getting up now. We have things to do.
Next up, I’ll be showing you some of the inventory I’ve got going for the craft fair and doing a new tutorial on one of those fun and easy pieces of work! Thanks for reading and I’ll be seeing you back here soon!
What lies do you tell yourself?