4.21.2011

Some bunny is all alone...

On Monday's post, I don't suppose you happened to notice the little bunny?

No?  Okay, look again:

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It's an important bunny.  Because it is the only Easter prep I've done this year.  One little flop earred guy.  Why am I being so morse about only making one bunny?  Did I actually need to make even one bunny?  Okay, no.  But I'm still sad.  Another case of inflated expectations versus reality.  I thought I would actually have dozens of the little critters made by this point in time.  One for each person under 16 years of age that I know.  I pictured myself traipsing along the Easter weekend, visiting friends and family, dropping a little handmade bunny into every set of tiny hands I encounter.  Like a trucker talking, tattooed Easter Bunny, sans fur, ears and pastel bonnet.

Some seriously deluded thinking, I know.  Especially since it's not even very bunny-ish kind of bunny, according to the children I've polled.  One child thought it was some sort of zebra dog.  Another thought it was a cat that sat too hard on it's tail and squished up.  Another just looked at me with big I-Don't-Know panic eyes, sensing that his answer was vitally important to me, yet frightened to say the wrong thing.

This is supposed to be a rabbit?

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So, it's probably a good thing I haven't had the time to make more of them.  It is probably the least loved mama-made thing ever.  The pattern is a knit fabric adaptation of the knitted square bunny, which I thought would be a clever idea for us not so great knitters, but turns out to fall a little under the cute bar. 

When looking towards the future, I always seem to think I have more time than I do.  Grand plans are made and totally fail to materialize.  This causes much heartache in me and feelings of failure, thinking that I can not meet my own expectations, but it really is a case of miscalculation.  I do not have the time I think I have.  Not if I still want to feed myself and my children and actually leave the house every once in awhile. 

We have a number of big changes coming up again and my goal is to make them as smooth as possible without the drama.  I have a list of things I'd like to see happen and what I need to do.  But before I get too far ahead of myself, I'm going to do what I do when I declutter, something I am becoming quite proficient at.  I will take everything on that list that involves Spending Time and cut out half of it.  Then I will take the remainder and cull another half.  Whatever is left will be the most important and, hopefully, I will have time to do them properly.

Something to feel good about.  

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I hope you have a lovely Easter weekend and don't get too overwhelmed with busy-ness.  Take time to chill out with the loved ones that you have worked so hard to be with. 

I myself will be out and about, visiting, egg hunting, and eating eating eating.  But before any of that happens, I get to play derby with this lovely group of good lookin' ladies:
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Nightshades by Papa Razzo
 Happy weekend all!  Next week: tutorial on altering sports jerseys so they actually fit :)

6 comments:

  1. Gosh I want to play derby! SO BAD.

    I really think that your bunny is adorable. Don't be sad.

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  2. I really like your adorable little bunny. I wouldn't mind trying to make on for my kids sometime soon. Who says bunnies have to be just for Easter, I've always liked them and I think they're great year round!

    Keep up the drive to do more even if you fail your own expectations you exceed everyone else's. Your one smart and talented lady!

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  3. lurker hopping out of lurkerdom for a moment.

    Sometimes it is better to make a list of the things you did accomplish rather than the ones you didn't.

    Ok, hopping back in.

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  4. oh Man! It's like you can read my mind sometimes! I'm not a failure - I am just really bad at estimating time! ;)

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  5. Well, my two-year-old took one look at the picture of the bunny, shouted "It's a bunny-rabbit!" And then started mumbling "hop, hop, hop" to herself, since that's what bunny-rabbits do.

    So I think that she would count your rabbit a success! :)

    Hope you had a great holiday weekend!

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