No? Okay, look again:
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?
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.
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:
|Nightshades by Papa Razzo|