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Thursday, October 8, 2009

When to Say Enough Is Enough


Sometimes there comes a point when your to-do list is never-ending (wedding to-do list or otherwise) and you simply have to say, "It's time to remove things from this list."

For example, in the months leading up to our wedding, I had every intention of hemming the sheets we bought from thrift stores in order to help them resemble actual tablecloths for our reception. When it finally came down to it, I had to simply cross-off that action item. It never got done. And you know what? The wedding went on.

I remember Kristina over at Lovely Morning (who is p-r-e-g-n-a-n-t, by the way!) talking about how she crossed things off her list at the very end. It's actually very liberating.

I'm at that point now with Halloween. I love Halloween and I have been planning my Melting Polar Ice Caps costume all year. But I've come to realize that I simply don't want to prioritize it right now. I don't want to spend the time or money on it.

I don't feel sad about it. There's always next year. And the other projects I want to devote my free-time to seem more important. And I really did like my Scrabble costume. Who cares if I wear the same costume two years in a row...

I do need to spell out new words this year. "Go Obama" was perfect right before the election, but it would feel a little overly patriotic at this point (no offense, Obama).

Any ideas? It has to be short going across and can be longer going down.

Hmm....


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17 comments:

evi said...

I was a cherry tree once: brown pants, green shirts, green ribbons in my hair and lots of candy-cherries (I am blanking on the english word - in Austria, you can buy cherries out of the stuff that gummi-bears are made from - so would that be gummi-cherries? ;->) attached to my shirt and hair. People just picked cherries off of my clothes and I was restocking. The costume is very good for getting to talk to people (but then, every good costum is a conversation-starter, isn't it? ;->).

Anonymous said...

You could use the words sew perfect since you are starting to sew again. Just an idea.
Sarah

The Introitus said...

yay for re-evaluation expectations and being nice to yourself!

SH said...

Health care? :)

Kelsey said...

This might be too feisty but "gay marriage" or you might be able to fit "marriage for all" with the for and all going across. This is like a fun word puzzle...I will be thinking about it...

megan said...

"Go
r
e
e
n"

megan said...

:)

Ellie said...

I think I'm rewearing my costume from last year too! (And I totally want to make my own scrabble costume - that is awesome!)
You could do "loveS" "Scrabble" with the S overlapping. Also I like the "go green" idea - and you are going green - because you are reusing the costume.
You could do an overlapping "boOk" and "wOrm".

redfrizzz said...

"Yes We Can"

Cove Girl said...
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Cove Girl said...

-y
love
-u

Cove Girl said...

--2
bl0g
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Anonymous said...

i second go-green

Anonymous said...

E
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MARRIAGE
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Y

Carrie said...

I also second "go green" I think it would be very cute.

evi said...

I read too fast and didn't get that you were just looking for words - not a whole costume, sorry! I love the go green-idea though!

Harmony said...

W
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