Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Lagging

Over the weekend I crocheted a Grandma All Round and Grandma Heart from patterns found at The Royal Sisters.

Two flowers from a pattern found at Happy in Red.

My favorite doily pattern from Crochet Galore that really does only take 30 minutes to make.

A dishcloth from the new cotton I bought on Saturday.

And another jar cover.

When my kids try to play Xbox and the internet connection is slow, they complain about "lagging". Sometimes I feel like I am lagging in real life. There are days that I get home from school and I don't want to do a thing. Actually, I want to do many things, but because I feel so scattered, I can't decide where to start, so I do nothing at all.

Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing. Lao Tzu (Chinese taoist Philosopher, founder of Taoism; 600 BC-531 BC)

Ever have days like that?

42 comments:

bunny said...

I've' been lagging lately too. It happens and being women, we tend to beat ourselves up over it, but the older we get, we should allow our self some down time....we deserve it.

have a great week tammykins
bunny

ps. thanks for visiting Raquel's blog...she's so psyched...lol

Marilyn said...

That brings to mind the old saying...
"The hurrier I go - the behinder I get!"
Don't you just love how that butchers the English language??
Have a Great Day!
Marilyn

LuLu Kellogg said...

I love seeing your crochet pieces!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

The Garden Bell said...

Amen. You are singing to the choir here girlfriend. I know just the feeling. Somedays are better than others. Love all you new little goodies there. Hang tough tomorrow will always be better.

Smile On,
Kate

Heather - The Good Life said...

Doesn't look like you are "lagging" in your crochet work! Sometimes doing nothing is just the medicine we need to get our motivation back on track. I call it "vegging". :-)

Astri said...

Looks like you've actually been doing something! :-) Lovely projects. Now I will go do some more of nothing. ;-)

Sharon said...

In answer to your question - all the time!

~*~Patty S said...

lovely crocheting !!!
I don't do very well in the heat...our July was so hot and unbearable...I did lots of lounging just to survive

as Mom's I think it is easy to notice the things we aren't doing sometimes and good to notice what all we do accomplish :)

thank you for sharing the delicious sounding and looking recipes below!

oxo

Grateful4Crochet said...

Love what you've crocheted!!! They are so beautiful!
I am in awe that you made that doily!!
I absolutely have lagging days, and I also love that Lao Tze quote!!!!!!!

Linda said...

Yes, yes I have days like that! Lots of them. But you dear, do A LOT - look at all of these wonderful things you are always creating! :)

I was always an organized sort with productive lists of things to do - but I've lagged in that department. I'm still organized at work, but at home, I often find it difficult to focus on what it is that I want to accomplish, and so instead of doing anything, I just go to bed.

Hope you have a great remainder of the week. :)
Linda

Becky~ said...

I was lagging all day since you mention it lol.Its a kinda hot day then kinda a bit cool.Strange weather but this weekend brings us our first frost.So for sure fall is here.I love the jar cover Tammy.... really cute!

La Dolce Vita said...

doing nothing is like flirting, it is good for the soul!! xo

Steph said...

lovely crochet pieces dear friend!!! have a good week!!

Celestial Charms said...

The heart shaped crochet piece is absolutely beautiful.
Maureen

Rizzi said...

OH TAMMY YOUR CROCHET PIECES ARE REALLY NICE....YOUR STITCHES ARE LOVELY.......LAG ALL YOU WANT.....BUT TO ME YOU ARE ALWAYS ON THE GO..
YOU WORK ALL DAY, YOU CLEAN YOUR HOUSE, COOKS, AND A FAMILY TO CARE FOR....I WOULD SAY IT IS TIME FOR LAGGING. HAVE A NICE DAY.......RIZZI

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

yes.yes.yes. I have days like that. Doggonit! I love that cotton dishcloth! beautiful. Maybe we will 'catch up' soon! blessings ~ tanna

glor said...

Sometimes lagging is the best thing to do ... rest and refresh. You're usually one busy, busy lady so I think its a good thing. What wonderful crochet you have done and I'm always so glad that you love my little doily ... have a wonderful, blessed week dear one.

nanny said...

Oh yes, definitely had days like that!!!

Shanda said...

I don't know where you find all your quotes but I love them. I spend too many days busy doing nothing!

Vicki said...

Love your crochet pieces. I have been lagging all week. Better today!

Diane said...

Yes I do have days like that and for the very same reason. I think our minds just get boggled from all we have to do. I wouldn't say you're "lagging" though, you really created a bunch of beautiful things. Diane

rosarod said...

Hi Tammy. We all have these days', even sometimes not as I have been day and I could not do the usual. Do not worry, we always have something to do. Your crochet work look great, greetings. Rose Marie

Catherine said...

I'm a firm believer that sometimes it's really OK to do "nothing" and not feel guilty about it!!

Hope you are having a terrific week!
xo Catherine

SARITHA said...

I need that all the time. Just to clear my thoughts. And you have been doing some pretty crochet work.

Createology said...

Oh yes can I relate to "lagging". Now I know what to call those times. Your crocheting is wonderful. I can see the flowers with a ribbon in them to tie and give them a sort of ruffle fullness. Happy Wednesday to you...

Daydream Living said...

Honey, never heard of lagging before, but that's because English isn't my first language, I think I know what you mean though...plenty of days like that, like nothing comes out of my hands,besides the normal stuff but nothing creative......
anyhoo, see you around! Maureen

Kate said...

Yes lots of them I lagg a lot!! Hope you are doing well and I love seeing all of your crochet creations. Sending you love & hugs from Cali

xoxo
Kate

Hong Kong Badger said...

A very belated reply to your comment on my blog - I've been blog MIA for the last three weeks - I can't believe you've been to Nepal! I've always dreamed of going there, I'm going to go look up your photos....

Malaysia was amazing, I recommend it. We were in Langkawi (photos to follow, I'm still on Indonesia at the moment), and if you think of going, definitely stop by - it's a little island near the Thai border.....

Becky~ said...

LoL,thanks a bunch for your comment today about my Westie.I think hes handsome too ha.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Looks like you have been busy with all your adorable projects you did this past weekend. :)

I know what you mean when you get off work and there are a million things to be done and yet you kind of spin your wheels...and of course you are tired, too.

I like you idea you left on my blog about it staying Spring. That works to me! :)

Blessings aways :)

Pam said...

Your crochet pieces are beautiful. I'm thinking of finding something to crochet during our drive across the country in October. It's been quite awhile since I crocheted anything big (or small for that matter).

I too understand the scattered feeling. I'm attempting to get myself organized. I've spent the past two weeks working in the garage organizing boxes and getting things ready for a garage sale. Hopefully I'll feel more together with a clean garage and work space.

DeeDee said...

What a great way to spend a lazy day.. i search thrifts for such lovely litel crochet finds... hope all is well with you guys... hugs...

Gwendolyn said...

I think your granny round would take me much longer than 30 minutes to make. I have days where I don't know where to start... just pick a spot and go, that's what you would tell me chicky! :)
love!

A Cottage Muse said...

Loving those granny pieces Tammy!
And don't worry...I am a lagger too!

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

I too have those lagging days... too bad I have been so busy lately that I haven't had the time to lag!

Have a great week.

kimmie said...

It looks to me like your hands keep quite busy while the rest of you might be lagging :)

I know what you mean and have been lagging myself quite a bit lately ....

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Your crochet pieces are really pretty.
I too have been feeling like that myself and keep hoping that maybe when the weather is cooler I will have more energy.
Love
Maggie

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

I feel exactly the same way - sometimes I find if I write things down that I have to do and then tick the things off the list.
You have been really busy though with all your crocheting. Hope the weather has cooled down a little for you.

Hugs
Carolyn

no spring chicken said...

All. The. Time. But if that's what you produce when you are lagging... hmmm.

Blessings, Debbie

industrial spill kits said...

You have been doing some pretty crochet work. An absolutely beautiful post. I enjoyed each and every word. You have a wonderful talent and great idea to share with us.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Wait until you retire, if you ever do. Spending the day doing only what you feel like doing can give one a real guilt trip.

Love your crochet pieces. I want to learn how to do that. :)

Becca said...

I love your crochet! I'm just learning, and only know how to make a flower. (a few posts back) I can't believe that only takes 30min! I love the jar cover too.

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