Tuesday, March 30, 2010

"Someday"
(gratitude & generosity challenge #2)

You might recall a few posts back where I said I needed an 8th day of the week and I'd call it "Someday". So many of you said that you, too, would enjoy an 8th day of the week.

So....I had a long talk with the Big Guy (yes, God - we chat often) and he has refused to give us an 8th day of the week. Apparently he doesn't trust us - we've seriously blown it with Sunday (the day of rest - we simply don't rest). Then he gently said "I didn't have an 8th day and look what I've accomplished". Dang it he was right but I begged, I pouted, I cried and he simply would not budge. Can't say that I blame him. Sigh!!!

Then, I went to President of the United States and Congress (maybe they had some pull). LOL - they're too busy fighting with each other about anything & everything. Nuf said! :-)

I believe we should have that elusive 8th day - "Someday" - to relax & enjoy all things we say we don't have time to do Sunday through Saturday. Even though an 8th day of the week is NOT going to happen I've been thinking about what I would do if I did have a "Someday".

"Someday" I would.....

stop being rude & respond to every comment left on my blog (I'm soooo bad about that)

finish adding all the Charming Guys & Girls bloggers to my sidebar

acknowledge publicly the awards other bloggers have bestowed on me ... Allie & Jocelyn presented me with The Lemonade Stand Award. Thank you, Ladies!

quilt & bind all my flimsies

Post pictures of the sweet things I've either won or simply received from my bloggy friends. Loris had a giveaway for the sweet sewing tin (it was filled with the adorable socks, two pink fat quarters, notepad, needles & long gone chocolates; Kathie had a giveaway for the delightful pile of Marcus Brother fat quarter bundle (behind the needles); RAK Autumn wool candlemat from Karen (she knows I can't work with wool); Beautiful Gingher embroidery scissors Carol sent for Christmas so I could put my damaged scissors away (the ones I've had for over 20 years that my Dad gave me one year for Christmas - dropped them on my tile floor & bent the tips). Ladies, thank you so much!

My "Someday" list is actually much longer but I won't bore you. :-) I think you get the idea!

Here's my Gratitude & Generosity Challenge #2 for you......

Leave a comment and tell me what you would do with an 8th day of the week - "Someday"! Remember, it must be all about YOU and what YOU would do.

I have a flimsy (it's not quilted - I need my "Someday") to give to the winner and that winner will be announced tomorrow (Wednesday) at the end of my Charming Boys & Girls March post.

Enjoy your day! Thank you for stopping by to visit. Come again soon.

In Friendship!

51 comments:

Terry said...

I think I'd like a couple of "somedays" in my week...one so I could just stitch and sew all day long, and one so I could relax and sit on my deck and listen to the birds and the water garden and feel the sun on my face. Of course we would have to have some sun first! But a girl can dream! LOL Thanks for the giveaway! :0)

call me crazy said...

I am so glad this posted early and tomorrow isn't Friday~ that would be one really short week! ;-) If I had another day, I would focus on my friends/family and correspondence. I am so bad about writing letters and sending notes and really need to get caught up! ..if I ever do get caught up, the post office might be in the black! LOL :-) Have a great day!

Sherri said...

I'd definitely sew...all day...though I'd feel a bit guilty for not doing yardwork. Just a bit guilty, though!

Cindy said...

A deep desire of my "Someday" would be to be in a room filled with all my dear blogging buddies who I have come to look up to, admire, cherish, treasure, respect and hold deep in my heart.

Okay - someone's got to do it - I'LL BRING THE CHOCOLATE...LOL

Moneik said...

My "someday" would be spent in my sewing room working on projects just because, not because they have a deadline or I feel rushed to get them done, but rather time to enjoy the quilt making process.

Wendy said...

Someday I would make all the project ideas I have stuffed in my head. My garden would have more flowers and less weeds. Someday I would respond to all the wonderful comments sitting in my inbox. We try and can only do so much. Great post, have a good day.
Wendy

Quiltersal said...

Wow, what would I do with a Someday? I think I'd spend it getting caught up on the pile of quilts awaiting the final tacking of the bindings, and then I'd sit and knit or quilt, something just for ME! Yep, that's what I'd do with a "Someday".

Thanks for this great giveaway, Darlene...I'd love to win that darling flimsy....it would be the first one I'd finish if I had a 'someday'!

Not Lucy said...

I would spend Someday sewing and quilting. I too have many flimsies to be quilted and bound and many started projects that are crying out to be finished into flimsies that will cry out to be quilted and bound. Hopefully, it would be a sunny warm day so I could have my windows open to enjoy the breeze and the sounds from outside!

Melissa C said...

I would sew all day. Saturday and Sunday are supposed to be my sew days and weekdays for cross stitch, but it really isn't working out. They both cry out for attention.

Allie said...

Oh man could I use a "someday". I think I would use it to stay completely away from the computer and sewing machine, and just go to the beach - my best place for renewing and relaxing, winter or summer! Then I would have energy to do the things I NEED to [maybe].

You surely had some lovely wins, Darlene! Congrats! Your flimsy is GORGEOUS!

Brenda said...

If i had an 8th day of the week, I might finally get my house clean! It would be great to really have a family day to do things together. I wouldn't feel so guilty about quilting during the week.

AnnieO said...

Someday, I'd like to spend time supervising a crew of workers in my front and backyard putting in gorgeous landscaping including outdoor lighting and a heater so sitting out there at night would be extra pleasant, and the view from my sewing room window would be improved :). Also, I'd like to get to that elusive closet called "somewhere around here" I have and find all the missing items I think of during the week!

Dresden Quilter said...

I am a Gemini, so I am going to split myself in half. My someday would be a day where I could spend all day with my kids and husband and do whatever they wanted, without having to worry about housework, cooking or quilting deadlines. The other part of me would be spending all day practicing free motion quilting so that I could quilt my quilts with incredible detail.

Quilt Hollow said...

OMG I loved this post! Can I save my somedays and take a really good long vacation? I always say someday I will go on a cruise...someday.

Susan said...

Someday I will get up early, exercise, eat right all day, clean my house completely, call my parents and each of my siblings, call my children, sit in the sun for a while, read a book just for fun, and go to bed on time. Someday.

paulette said...

On the eighth day....hmmm...on the eighth PERFECT day, I would go into my sewing room, close the door and put on a REALLY good story CD and stitch and 'read'...two of favourite things!! Bliss...I would only come out when the story or quilt was finished!!
Hope you have an eighth day soon!!
Paulette

Beth said...

If I had a "someday" I would spend 2 hours of it napping with my little guys before they get too old to nap with, and then I'd spend time sewing. And if this someday had more hours than a normal day, I'd enjoy a nice latte with a friend, and maybe even going and getting some flowers for someone - for no other reason than to make them smile. Someday...

Carrie P. said...

Love your talk with God. He knows best.
On my "someday" it would also be a day that my husband doesn't work so on those days it would be our day to take day trips, see more of NC and just enjoy each others company.

Loris said...

My 'someday' would be prepping enough hand work so I could have something ready to pick up and sew whenever I was watching tv or meeting up with other quilters.
I'm hoping that 'someday' comes soon cuz I have alot I want to do!

Adventures in Alice Land said...

Someday ...what a lovely post! I think someday, I'd like to take a trip to Ireland! It's been a dream for both me and my husband to visit there. Maybe someday!

For now, I'll just take someday to work on my projects. I could sew and stitch all day long.

I come via Freda's Hive and want to invite you over to my giveaway. It's my 200th post celebration. Hope I see you there!

Cara said...

I would take long naps, and sew. Absolutely positively no grocery shopping would ever occur on Someday. Someone else would cook, unless I just felt like it.
I'd sit on a deck somewhere and just enjoy the quiet....oh Someday

swooze said...

Someday I am going to use every tool or gadget I have bought and let sit unused. And someday I am gonna try all the new techniques and tricks I run across out in cyberspace. And someday I am going to meet all these wonderful bloggers that share with us so lovingly!

Carol said...

What a wonderful, wonderful post...I am sad though that you couldn't work out that 8th day...I had high hopes...LOL! If I got a Someday I would spend it sewing and reading...I really don't get to read the way I love to...just don't get to it.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I think my 8th day would be all about friendship. I'd love to have a day to enjoy my friends. We'd laugh and have tea together and catch up on life. I've lost two very dear friends and my Mom, so I know that vacuum feeling when they aren't around anymore. Take care Darlene, and enjoy your 8th day.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

You're such a Cutie Pie (smile)! Love your new flimsy. Okay, if I had an 8th day, I'd spend it resting - hanging with the Big Guy and my family! In fact, I hope to start doing more of that on the 7th day LOL! Thanks so much for the fun - and enjoy those goodies! They couldn't have gone to a sweeter girl!!!

Kelley O said...

Oh to have a "someday" that I could spend sewing and quilting with my Daughter. We could take a break to go to lunch and eat chocolates and pizza for dinner. No TV, no dogs, nobody demanding anything.......just together time with none of the stress of college for her. This day would be the best if I could share it with my Daughter.
Thank You, Kelley

Sweet P said...

I would spend my someday playing with grandson and be sure that Grampa could be with us too.

Ima Baglady said...

wow - on Someday, I would eat a quick breakfast and then only work on projects that I want to work on. No laundry, cooking, cleaning, shopping; no answering to MOOOOOMMM or HONEY or where are you? I would use the day just for me... at least once.

Linda said...

Thanks for the great giveaway....
If I had an extra day I would laze around, have manicures, pedicures, massages... Have a girls day.

Just Ramblin' said...

If I had an extra someday I would reminisce about treasured past times and the blessings I have of family, home and friends while I caught up on photo albums, scrapbooking and writing my own personal history.

Karen said...

I believe that one day we will have an eternity of somedays. I love that flimsy, and even though we've never met (yet), I would love to have something you made. It's beautiful.

Quilt Maven said...

I love your someday list. Someday...I'll come up with my own someday list but for now I think I'll just use your's. LOL!

Janet said...

Now that would take a lot of thinking over. I wouldn't want to waste it.

Ashley said...

If I had a someday I would sleep in, spend some time reading, catch up on all my tv shows, work on my current quilt project or start a new one, and rejuvenate so I would have the energy to start the whole week again. Having a someday would also relieve some of the craziness from the rest of the week as I now try to cram everything into the seven days I have - but not with much success! My somedays would be quite lovely days.

chook said...

if I had a someday I would spend it huggging and playing with my children without the need to stop and do the housework or the shopping or anything else I need to do on the other days of the week
and I might just do some sewing after they were in bed
hugs Beth

Linda said...

Love parcels you've received Darlene, like Carrie I just loved the chat you had with God, and I think He has it right. We haven't done a very good job of resting on the 7th day so I'm sure we wouldn't on an 8th..... But if I had a "someday" I think I'd use it just to spend time with my hubby, we don't get to see too much of one another, so I think an "US" day would be perfect.

the writer said...

For my "someday" I would work more diligently on the quilt I promised my sister for a wedding gift --- that was almost 8 years ago now & the top still isn't even 1/2 way finished.

I also have several other "promises" to complete.

Nancy Anne said...

Ah, Darlene, I know exactly what I'd do - I'd make day 8 quilting day! The other 7 always seem to be so cluttered with "life"!

Quilter Kathy said...

OH my... I would get out all my fabric paints and my white cotton fabric and I would play with paint for half the day. And then I would do some hand work and catch up on my Journey of a Quilter blocks...I'm on 7 of 9 so far. And then I would do some machine quilting...
how many hours did you say we would have in our "someday"?!?!

miniaturequilter said...

I think with an extra day, I would be able to coordinated eveyones schedules so that we could spend the day together with good home cooked food and movies. Just relaxing and being together.

Deb said...

"Someday"...I would set aside some time for catching up on reading! I have a stack of newspapers and magazines weeks/months old that I'd love to get read! I also have 3500 "saved" blog posts that need taking care of--plain deleting it or making that recipe or saving the tutorial to a Word document once and for all! I save so many things!!! LOL! I'd be thrilled to win your flimsy.

Quilts And Pieces said...

"Someday" I finish binding the scalloped border quilt I finished 3 years ago!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I'd spend "Someday" completely and totally waiting on, cooking for and spending time with my sweet, kind and generous husband.
What a great idea Darlene.

Furball Farm Quilting said...

My someday, would really turn into some"month", I really MUST finish all of my projects, and I MUST put a dent into my stash...........oh well, someday that'll happen. !!! Thanks for having a giveaway. Take care.

Sandra said...

What a great post! Hmmmm....let's see. For twenty years I regretted dropping out of college but intended to finish "someday". When my youngest was grown and out of the house I had no excuses left. Either I was going to do it or spend the rest of my life regretting this unfinished goal. It took all the courage I could muster and a great deal of fortitude, but I did go back to school in my mid-forties. It was a two year process and incredibly hard, but I truely loved it. Graduation day was one of the highlights of my life. To hear my children say they were proud of me was priceless. The process has not only enriched my life, but is proof that with God's help you can accomplish anything. The key to "someday" is to set your mind to getting it done. Presently I am working on all the unfinished projects in my sewing room, and plan to finish all of them someday!

Slowpoke said...

My "Someday" I would spend with my family. I would enjoy every smile
or frown, every kiss or cuddle moment. I wouldn't do what has to be done or I think needs to be done. I would try to freeze every moment like a camera in my memory.I wouldn't busy away the time or wish it away for them to be older or better behaved. I would
treasure each minute and appreciate the now.
Thank You for the peaceful thought
and the lovely giveaway.

wendysquilting said...

I'm not sure about an 8th day I suppose that God is right on about that one, it is awfully hard to have a day of rest once a week. We have so much to do.
I think we should all get a few some-days though a month that aren't already booked up with too much to do. I would use mine for nice long walks and time with my family and if they weren't around then in my studio...well I might use some just for quilting.
This post reminded me of a poem I read when the girls were small that helped me realize that today is that someday and not to wait for them. I think it was by Erma Bombeck.
Of course its easy for me to say the above this week as I'm in the middle of my 10.5 day long weekend from my full time day job.

rebecca said...

Someday! Hmmm...I'm thinking it would be spent baking and then a good book.

Kaaren said...

Wonderful pressies, Darlene.

Since you've already gifted me with one of your mini quilts and because I've already had the privilege of winning one of your previous giveaways, I will recuse myself this time in order to give your other readers a better chance to win your gorgeous flimsy.

An eighth day, huh? I think I'd like to spend it with Mr. PQ doing nothing but spending quality time together.

Cory said...

I would finish all of my UFO's and spend time relaxing and taking trips with my family. Take care and God bless, Cory

Carole said...

Someday I'm going to meet this awesome quilter by the name of Darlene! ;O)

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