Monday, January 16, 2012

It Was A Productive Weekend

I'm not sure if I ever shared this or not... but I have two character traits that are in constant conflict. I'm a perfectionist and a procrastinator. This is a really bad combination. I have a really bad habit of putting off the big project that needs to be done for many small ones. I'm not lazy... I just want to make sure that I can finish some thing perfectly, or I will put it off and put it off.
On the flip side of that... I want everything to be perfect. sigh.... I can never have both.

So, to me, I think a wonderful weekend is when I feel like I got a lot accomplished.
This weekend was one of those weekends!

Friday night I finished Sarah's Key
by Tatiana de Rosnay.

This was a great book.
I had never heard of or read about the Velodrome d'Hiver roundup that happened in Paris in July of 1942. It was horrifying. It was fasinating. I would definitely recommend it.

Saturday morning we got up and pulled weeds in the front yard and I got all
of the rose bushes pruned back for the spring.

Saturday afternoon I painted my nails (toes and fingers) Now this is no big deal for most... but my nails are such a mess right now. It took a lot of work to get them looking this good. You can still see the ridges from the gel nails. Probably another 2 months and they'll be back to normal.
I do love this color though. OPI "The Color To Watch"

Sunday we went to Low's and got some flowers and got them all potted and planted in the raised bed. Isn't that a gorgeous color?!

Sunday night I got to finish this awesome read.
Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
by Todd Burpo

This was wonderful! I loved it. Again, I would definitely recommend it.

Finally... I found a lavender rose! Pretty darn excited about this.
It's a Hybrid Tea Rose and it is called Moonlight Magic.

It is soaking and will be planted tomorrow after work.

So! What is the big project that I need to start and finish?

I need to go through the craft room!


What are you putting off?

I'm joining Cielo for Show off your Cottage Monday


acorn hollow said...

the fact that you are planting sounds good to me. I have read parts of the second book.
sounds like a good weekend lots of reading.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

You accomplished a lot this weekend. It will be a long time before we can plant any flowers here. It is snowing right now.
I read "Heaven Is For Real" too and it is a great book.
Have a great week.

Janna said...

You got so much done!! Good for you Mama! :)

Melissa said...

Sounds like we both had a good reading weekend. I am supposed to read Sarah's Key sometime. Maybe soon would be good! :)

Blondie's Journal said...

A perfectionist and a described me perfectly! I have been putting off cleaning out my linen closet and I have finally decided today is the day!

You did get a lot done this weekend! I love that you can plant in your garden already. The purple/blue rose is just gorgeous! I hope my one little gal makes it through this winter!

Have a wonderful week, Liz!


Blooming Rose Musings said...

Wow, it sounds like you got a lot done this past weekend. I got lots of little things done(the more fun things)but the big tasks still await my attention. I pruned my front yard roses on New Years(that's my little tradition)and this weekend I got some pansys for my hanging pots. Went to LB Flea Market and did lots of reading and watched Downtown Abbey on PBS those sets!
Have a great week.

Ricki Treleaven said...

I am putting off painting because it is so darn cold inside the house! I just turned-up the heat.

I will put Sarah's Key on my wish list.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What am I putting off doing? Lots! I need to get motivated. I had to stop and think where you live, that you are planting flowers now. :D

Tanya said...

Looks like 2012 is off to a great start for you, Liz! Happy week...Tanya

Unknown said...

I finished the novel..Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin, and have started to clean out the basement. it's too cold to work outside and we do have enough snow to keep everything buried..
You sure accomplished a lot.
I'm cleaning out my, do I have a lot of stuff in this magic box..
Enjoy the time..

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I've been thinking I want to read Sarah's Key. Glad to get your recommendation. Sounds like you did have a productive weekend. laurie

Mimi said...

HI LIZ!!!!
You are really motivating me right about now.....I clean,I rest. I did get my pantry ALL cleaned up and tossed some outdated cans....UGH I hate that, feel know???This time of year, I am dreading getting TAX stuff together...I always liked doing it before(the banker in me) now it seems like SO much work......2 grands to watch are MORE FUN!!!!!!
I miss you so much, I hope our annual lunch date is soon, CINDY will be in not know yet when.....oh OUR ANNUAL lunch date is MOTHER'S DAY too, don't forget me!!!!
Hugs and love,

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Decor To Adore said...

My favorite rose is the lavender rose. I LOVE that nail polish. So classy and elegant.

Anonymous said...

Hi Liz! Oh, you did get a lot done! Planting already! Didn't you just love the Heaven is Real book? What an impact!
Your nails look beautiful!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Oliva Ohlson said...

Actually I just watched the movie last night, and it sad like most WWII stories. I rather read the book.