I am afraid I am one of those who is easily sidetracked. I have in mind a chore I want to accomplish and before I know it, I am off doing something else. I call it my "Oh, look. Squirrel!" syndrome.
I know I have been talking about canning cranberries from my freezer. I had really good intentions. But they are still in the freezer and I am busy with other things. Squirrel.
Last summer I tried growing some herbs in pots on my windowsills. I don't know what happened, but I managed to kill them all. In frustration, I took the pots, dirt, dead plants and all, stuffed the whole shebang into a trash bag and tossed the bag into the back of my closet. Well yesterday I found them.
I cleaned the dead foliage from the pots, stirred up the soil, watered it down and planted some seeds. I now have pots with peas, yellow snap beans, cucumbers, sweet green peppers, cherry tomatoes, cantaloupe and zucchini. I have no idea if the seeds will even grow, but I thought it would be fun to try. I have no expectations of harvesting anything, but at least I may end up with some greenery growing on my windowsills.
So this morning I thought I would can cranberries, but squirrel.
Now that the weather is warmer, I want to get out to the fabric store. I need fabric for the backs of several quilts and batting. So I was digging through the tubs that hold the quilt tops - both finished and partially finished - to see what I needed to finish them all. And in the process I found two bags containing partially crocheted afghans. I had started them to use up yarn left over from other projects, knowing I would need more yarn to finish them. So I took some pictures to remind myself of the colors I need. The fabric store carries yarn as well, so I will get some when I go to buy fabric.
I love crocheted afghans. My grandmother had a couple of them in this same 'granny square' pattern that I remember from my childhood as being soft and warm and comfy. The pattern is easy to do and is something I can work on in the evenings while watching a movie.
So as long as there is no canning going on today, I think I will finish my afternoon doing those piddly household chores that never seem to go away - mop the kitchen floor, vacuum, straighten up my pantry, etc. And I may have to find a cage for that pesky squirrel that keeps diverting my attention. :)