Sunday, February 01, 2009

I guess I am kind of lazy

This morning I tried an experiment of having a Young Women's meeting at 7:30 am at the church. I did not win any popularity contests by doing this but for me it turned out to be a great experience and here is why.
I seriously think this could be the first time in months and months that I had a reason to set my alarm, take a shower and be dressed and ready to walk out the door - by myself. It felt amazing.
I came home and told Jeff, "that felt great! Is that what it feels like for you every morning?"
I am maybe a bit embarrassed to admit that I spend 90% of my year with no makeup on and in elastic waist pants with a pony tail in my head.
My mornings are kind of depressing (remember all the screaming and crying) and this morning inspired me to to give my mornings more purpose. One of my problems is I don't want to get up and get ready because I always have intentions of working out and refuse to get ready twice.
So, we will see how today really inspires me and what changes I make. Tomorrow I am planning to go to the gym at 5:00 am because Jeff has a late day and does not have to leave until 6:30 am.
The clothes are laid out and ready to go, I have high hopes to prove to myself that I am not as lazy as I feel.

Tonight we went to watch the first half of the Superbowl with our friends. It was a treat for me because I got to see some amazing pieces of history. My friend recently inherited some incredible heirlooms from her family. She had about 20 hand pieced quilt blocks that were just amazing. I loved touching them and looking at each stitch. She also had a quilt back that was pieced for flour and sugar sacks. I had never seen one like this or touched old flour sacks. I love old pieces of fabric and feel like it is "history in my hands"
Felt cookie tutorial from Pamela Susan
It really inspired me to make more hand pieced items for my family. Right now I am working on making these darling felt sugar cookies and we are making them our Laurels (16-18 year old girls at church) on Tuesday.


Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Kristi, those felt cookies are darling. I appreciated the idea to make some heirlooms for family. I haven't done anything like that in a few years and it makes me want to do something again.

I enjoyed reading about your early morning freedom and hope your mornings improve too. Mornings are the best time of the day for me and I'm so grateful I discovered them and that my body is designed to like them. (Sometimes I have to take a nap to compensate for the early hours, but it's a good trade-off for me...early production swapped for afternoon lull).

Tasha said...

I am the same way, I always intend to work out, so I stay in sweats most of the day, which is really not a mood booster! Good luck in the morning!

Claudissima said...

You can do it....I always admire your tenacity to go and do...those cookies are sooo cute!

Jill said...

I don't think lazy is the right word for what you're feeling. You are always on the go taking care of your family, fulfilling your calling, exercising and making things, so just because you don't get ready most of the time doesn't make you lazy.

I think there is a definite boost that comes with getting ready and feeling like you look your best though, so that might be something to think about rather than the lazy part of it.

Shauna said...

I heard Elaine Dalton, Gen YW President talk about holding her Presidency meetings at 6am on a regular basis. It changed my perspective and now I find the early am meetings to be the most productive and spiritual of all.

Mornings are HARD for me, too, but when I DO get up and going, I am proud of myself all day long.

stacy{s} said...


ha! That is never a word I would use about you Kristi.

I agree with Jill. Just because you don't put on makeup is not being lazy. It is just being busy and having different priorities at this time of your life. There will be a time when you have ALL morning to get ready if you want. I take it as a privilege to look like a "stay at home mom of young kids" right now.

And of all people really don't need to wear make up.
You look gorgeous without it.

patsy said...

seriously- lazy is NOT the word...

I tried to link to those felt cookies- so darling I HAve to make them- but the link says it's "broken" will you update the link? I will google it & see if I can find it on my own.

thanks- YOU are NOT laZY girl :)

everything pink said...

patsy, that should work now, give it a try.

Jane Payne - thanks for saying a nap is ok, you always make me feel better

tasha - i am glad i am not the only one

Claudia - if claudia says i can, than i can.

jill - thanks for your perspective, you are probably right

shauna - I love that you shared this, thank you. i am going to see if i can find that in writing anywhere

stacy{s} - maybe in the past i didn't need make up but oh my life is changing me

Deb said...

Great to see what you do for your weekly YW activities!-do it every week!!!! to see your ideas. Thanks for sharing.

wende said...

those cookies are gorgeous!

one thing i added to my 100 list was " i am not a morning person but love how accomplished the day feels when i pretend that i am one.

and i love your cute belt. it's been years since i've worn a belt.

michelle said...

Kristi, if I looked as great as you do without makeup, I would never bother with it!

I bet it felt great to leave the house alone! And the felt cookies are darling.