Sunday, March 1, 2009

My Frogs

Over at iGoddess Delena has been talking about eating frogs for a few weeks now. The entire time I am reading her posts I am thinking 'Wow, this is such an amazing idea!' But I keep putting off eating some of my own frogs. I have a lot of frogs. Who doesn't? I keep taking on the smaller ones, too afraid of the bigger frogs. Today I am going back to the post that I missed while on vacation. (I left most of my frogs at home when I went away. ;)) I'll be ordering off the appetizer menu a delicious helping of Positively Playful Prognostication. This frog seems the most appealing to me. I know that I am constantly shaping my future today, so why don't I start living it? I've been putting off too many things for tomorrow.

During vacation I learned the joy of buying things for myself. I was constantly thinking about finding things to buy for my friends, then my Aunt Jen yelled at me and told me I needed to buy something for myself. I've always put this off. I tell myself I'll buy it later if I still want it. Well, I listened to my Aunt and ended up with a couple of nice new necklaces, a shirt, a hat, and earrings. Not to mention the satisfaction I'm feeling now. I came home yesterday and ordered something else online that I've wanted for about a month, but was putting off.

New frog! I've been wanting to make a jean quilt for forever! I've got a bag full of old jeans and a sewing machine, but there is still no quilt. Not even an attempt. Well today I am starting it! I am researching and making a pattern. I'm cutting the squares and even beginning to sew them together. Today is when it will be done, because there is no tomorrow. I'm not going to procrastinate on this project anymore.
Wish me luck!


  1. buying stuff for myself was something it took me a LONG time to get used to.

    that is quite an accomplishment!

  2. Way to be eating frogs! Your vacation gave you some ooomph! That's awesome. I am glad you bought some love presents for yourself!

    Welcome back :)

  3. Have fun with that quilt!! I got some really cute potholders & an apron for my little grandson that were made from Jeans - the potholder has an aplique sewn onto the pocket (which was taken off, then restitched) & a piece of pretty fabric binding the edges - mine's a 'meditating cow!'
    The apron is the front of overalls, with a little tie. He LOVES to help my son cook, & to wear his apron.

    I now have a hard time remembering NOT to buy stuff for myself, lol; but it used to be hard for me, too!

  4. welcome home! your pictures are SO much fun, omg!!! =)

    and WEEE! *flying tacklehug*

    i'm so proud of you!! and totally thrilled, and happy (and HONORED!) that you've decided to eat those bigger frogs. it makes such a huge difference when we make the decision to change (like you said). once we make the choice and just do it, it's amazing how smooth that frog goes down, isn't it? lol

    happy happy frog-eating! i can't wait to see pictures of the quilt.

    you're right; there is no tomorrow, there is only today!

    *hugs again* i'm SOOOO happy for you and proud of you!!!

    *dancing and singing*