a very indecisive woman.

18 February 2011

cup o' tea

i'm a thinker. & an analyzer.
i over think. & i over analyze. <--it's what i do.

instead of giving yall the normal rachel post...
step inside my brain & hear what's going on.

6am friday morning:
it's friday. i have to blog today.
what should i blog about?!?!
i could show baby scruffily.
no. not far enough along to warrant a blog post.

oooh!!! my new patterns came last night!!!
i could blog a sneaky pic.
no. not yet.

speaking of patterns...i need to take a teaser pic of that one fabric.
maybe later. it's still dark outside.

i want oatmeal creme pies for breakfast.
better not. one always turns into two.
i really shouldn't hork down 2 oatmeal creme pies for breakfast.
i'm trying to lose weight, remember?!?!

what was i thinking about?!?!
oh yeah. my blog.
what can i blog about?!?!

it's too quiet in here. i need some music.
wait...did i just think that?!?!
how can a mom of 4 kids think it's too quiet?!?!
*insert HOUSE's voice: MORON!!!*
i should be savoring all this early morning quietness.
the kids will be up in an hour or so.

*opens itunes anyways*
hmmm. pick something soft that way it still seems quiet.
oh yeah. jake gave me that cd with that one guy on it.
man that guy's voice is like butter.
& that acoustic guitar.
god i love acoustic guitar. i could listen to it all day.
hey...i should facebook & tweet that.

crap. i just spent half an hour on facebook & twitter.
the kids will be up soon!!!

okay. back to blogging.
how about a recipe?!?!
LAME.

if i was monica i would have all my blog posts scheduled.
it would be ubber organzied. & probably color coded somehow.
reckon i'm pheebs today. "ps i quilt, ps i quilt, why aren't i blogging you?!?!"
wow. i'm such a dork.
if shane EVER knew i just sang that in my head, he'd totally make fun of me.

okay. let's start with a pic.
if i get a good pic, i'll know what to blog.
what do i already have edited & in flickr ready to go?!?!

yeah so getting lost in flickr didn't work out so well.
the kids are up now. nice going rach.

i guess i can use that cup o' tea pic i was gonna use for a photography post.
what the heck am i gonna talk about though?!?!
what if people really knew that i'm this big of a dork?!?!

so what if they did?!?!
i mean it's me...the real rachel. <--a very indecisive woman.
yeah. blog that.
shane outta love that.

it's SO 10am & you're still at square one.
just blog it.
what's the worst that can happen?!?!
people might laugh at you?!?!
so what. you like making people laugh.

hitting post now.

♥ rachel

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71 comments:

beanie g said...

I think, no, I know, you're not the only one who thinks like that ... I know someone else who does too.

Marianne, aka Ranger Anna said...

Time to B.W.O. Blog Without Obligation. It's your blog, do what floats your boat, not someone elses!

robin said...

Are you sure that's not my brain we're inside?

Jewel said...

Ha story of my morning LOL

Dirt Road Quilter said...

LOL! Diagnosis: you're normal. At least that's what I'm telling myself because I totally 'got' your way of thinking.

DD Lindsey said...

GREAT! Now my whole day is gonna be sung to the tune of "Smelly Cat". Thanks Pheebs.
;)

Quilter in the Gap said...

OMG That is exactly how my brain works...did you see those pretty necklace on that lady that just walked by my office...why is there music coming from my phone...sounds like hold music...

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Been there.

mom of 2 boys said...

Paralysis of analysis... it happens to us all.

Jennifer O. said...

Know the feeling. It is like if you don't talk about sewing or quilting people could care less what you have on your mind and the stats stagger. Also know that it is like when yes, my only child is not around...it's too quiet. Espically when she is at school. I look over at our two cats and tell them they are not much of conversationlist and then proceed to turn on the radio.

Love Bears All Things said...

I think we all procrastinate at times...maybe we should all just blog about it..make you feel better..hope your day went uphill from there.
Mama Bear

Barbara McD said...

been there. really. all the time. just without the ipod, the tea, the recipe and the four children part (i only had two). mine is pretty much all the time with quilt projects. i try to get organized so i can sew, then i get sidetracked . . . then it's time for people to be home from school and i've gotten nothing done . . .

i feel your pain.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

This may be the blog post I most relate to all day. Maybe all week!

FabricsNQuilts said...

♥ the Smelly Cat reference!

My mind races in the mornings (& at bed time) too. Sometimes it just has to get all the clutter out.

Can't wait to see the new goodies!

quiltypleasuresonline.net said...

Made perfect sense to me! The tea looked great, what a good idea, I think I'll put the kettle on... now what was I doing again??

Leigh :-)

CaraQuilts said...

So glad I'm not the only one.

madebymum said...

sounds familiar

sewmeow said...

Are you sure you're not a mind reader? Sounds like my thoughts today...except for the kids part.

Kasey said...

At least you didn't get sucked into playing Family Feud on facebook... or have to bathe dogs just from muddy paws (which led to looking up dog-friendly grass/yard ideas)... and then I ate 2 more peeps (bad me! Florida is 21 days away!) and then I browsed more recipes because I love food... and then managed a short blog post.
Wait. Your blog sounds pretty normal to me. And it WAS entertaining!

Jenn said...

Ahh Rachel this just means you ate normal...and Thank God for that because you seem to accomplish way more than I do and your 4 kids are younger than mine...plus I bet your house is alot cleaner! I often jump from thing to thing in my head without rhyme or reason as to how I got there.

Helen said...

OK, Now all I can think about is "What is Oatmeal Cream Pie"? And whatever it is I want some!!!! This is also how my mind chatters all day long. Could you just imagine if we heard the thoughts of others. It would be a VERY LOUD world.

Laine from JustPlainLaine.com said...

Ahhhhhhh....the brains of right brain thinkers! Artists, songstresses, doers!, makers!, life lovers, a little ADD, a little psychotic, and WAAAAYYYYY cool! I hope everyone has a Rachel day today! Sounds pretty good to me.

Julie @ Jaybird Quilts said...

you forgot one thing...
9am send a whole bunch of emails to julie in reply to things...
other than that i can agree you are indecisive & go off on tangents... but so do i & that is why i love you.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

When all else fails, just post a picture of your darling little Lindsey doing whatever she is doing at the moment. You know that will always be a hit!

MGM

anne said...

love this.

orkaloca said...

I love you're this way, just because I'm this way too.
thanks for this post!

Jennifer D said...

Oh Rachel, you do make me laugh! Everthing can be sung to the "Smelly Cat" tune. HaHA!
I am almost never Monica and all to often a Phoebe.

diana said...

Sorry, you lost me at I have 4 kids and I'm up before them. Oh, and BTW, I have a tiny blog with a couple of thousand followers. Oh, and I'm funny too.

Damn it, women, you're too cool :D

Terrie said...

LOVE it !!!
Happy friday to you !!!!

Michele said...

Great post :) Love it......real stuff :)

Amanda said...

haha! Sounds similar to my thought processes... but from the sounds of things, at least we're not alone!!

Thanks for the giggle. :-)

Thea said...

Great post! btw, I thought the cup of tea was a paint brush and some other crafty thing .. need to get my eyes checked/fixed :)

Nicky said...

You made a great decision - have tea - who needs to make any more in a day, it's too exhausting...:)

Shannon said...

Your so great. Change a few things and it sounds like you were writing what is inside of my head!

Annette said...

Crackin' me up! Thanks :)

Judy said...

Rachel, Someday soon you will have alot of quiet when the kids are grown. I have many quiet mornings and wish so much that my children were back little again. I enjoy your blog and you should too. I think its wonderful to just think. When you have all of these wonderful comments you know we care about you very much even if I am rude sometimes, and sorry.

rderrett said...

Thank you for making me laugh at myself. I'm just as bad and I don't even have kids to you are entirely normal (normal being a relative term)

Smile, some days are just like that!

SewLindaAnn said...

After reading your blog, the comments before me, I can honestly say it feels nice to belong somewhere.

Jansie said...

Well, now we know you are human at least! I was beginning to wonder with all your fabulousness. :) Thanks for sharing your inner thoughts. Very enjoyable and no, I don't think anyone is laughing. More like nodding our heads. Also, loved the tea photo. I am a big tea drinker and I love that moment when the tea bag drops into the water. Clever idea with the cord wrapped around the spoon too!! Will have to try that.

mascanlon said...

Actually the only I didn't get was "Whats in the cup of tea and why?"

Chris {frecklemama} said...

So, so excellent. Authentic and entertaining! Perfect for a Friday.

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for keepin it real today. I APPRECIATE IT! =) Have a GREAT weekend!

bethanndodd said...

So glad to know I am not the only crazy one around in blogland :)

Marie said...

I give up - what is an oatmeal cream pie?

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Laughing yes...at you no....now I know I'm normal.....giggle.

Billie in TX

Sinta Renee said...

You are just a tease!!!

I am Just One Mom said...

brilliant ponderings. the musings of talent.

Karen said...

Busy person, busy brain! Actually, this is rather like my thinking sometimes....and, probably many other women!

Melissa said...

That's my brain all day long it seems like! Love the photo...and the fact that you reminded me of the smelly cat song. Am I a huge dork for having a Friends soundtrack that I think has that song on it? I've got to pull that out tonight and check!

MissM said...

You're adorable and definately not alone :) Fun post :)

Jane Doe said...

Love it....sounds normal to me! (my kinda normal!)
Maybe when you are STUCK, ask and we, your following ;)) can give you blogging ideas! Just have to ask!!! I do believe that WE can donate Many GREAT blogging IDEAS LOL
not me...i am one of those that wouldn't be able to decide which idea to share with you or would consider my ideas not good enough! gggggg
of course, i am just saying...
Jane

Chef Mama Lori said...

We got to stop with 2 kids because we finally had a decision maker in the family. My dh & I are both SO analytical that it takes forever to decide on something. Except now eating out is a bit easier b/c I have Celiac Disease & a limited diet. Easier in that my choices are few. Anyway, baby 1 turned out to be mildly autistic. In some ways she was very specific about wants, but most the time she's worse than the 2 of us at making decisions. Along came #2. I think she was born telling us what to do. Which is why we never made it to #3. She, at age 12, still is trying to direct our lives. Daily. From how much money lunch costs to what color clothes I wear. I should ask her what to blog about. I'm sure she'd tell me.

I think you should be blogging about coming to San Antonio in a week to see me! Um, I mean, to be at quilting event teaching people. BTW, there's a Wendy's right across from the church. If you need to eat gluten free food or anything. LOL! And if you want some good Southern Sweet Tea, I've been told Bill Miller BBQ is the best & it's down the street from the church. I'll stop & get you some if you want. I don't drink tea.

And I ramble. A lot. But I'll behave in person. My 12 year old will be there. She'll tell me what to say, I'm sure.

darcey said...

Rachel, I love the early mornings when my kids aren't up yet. Even though they are 23 and 17, I still tiptoe around the house on Saturdays when they are both still asleep....the peace is precious and the quiet is divine. Enjoy the time and savour your oatmeal pies!
Darc
xxoo

Jo said...

I know THAT feeling well! Yesterday was the first day in aaaages that I didn't post because I jut couldn't think of a single intelligent thing to say or FO to show. Some days are just like that in bloggy world :)

Jo said...

I know THAT feeling well! Yesterday was the first day in aaaages that I didn't post because I jut couldn't think of a single intelligent thing to say or FO to show. Some days are just like that in bloggy world :)

piece peace said...

I thoroughly enjoyed your stream of consciousness blog. Feel free to blog like that anytime.

bhafer said...

That was Funny! That sounds a lot like my random thoughts when I am out for a run.

RobynK said...

ROFLMAO!! I can sooooo relate to this :P.

Eileen {bluebirdluxe} said...

oh my gosh, my brain does this all the time..all.the.time! You are just adorable, Rachel! and I've got Oatmeal Cream Pie on the brain..!?!. what is it?!

ayumills said...

totally enjoyed this post! It was like reading my own thought process in a given day. I'm glad you ended up posting this :)

Angie said...

wow - just like me... :)

missavene said...

Very cute..... more like me then I thought you'd be :)

Jennifer O. said...

Racheal did a very adorable post. I have been seeing a lot of follow up comments not knowing what an oatmeal cream pie is. For those of you who are getting follow up comments and do not know what a oatmeal cream pie is look up Little Debbie snack treats http://www.littledebbie.com/products/OatmealPies.asp
They are so darn good and have contributed to some of my weight gain over the last couple of years. That is how good they are! Have a great day everyone and Rachael!

Pinky said...

ha ha ha :) you are completely not the only person who has an internal dialog like that!! this was a great read! thank's for posting it!

(I spent the evening browsing the iTunes app Store instead of blogging)

Gabriela said...

I think you may have been inside my brain...

Mom of 3 said...

Loved reading this...made me laugh and cry...knowing that I'm not the only one who thinks like this!

You can call me...Beffie said...

I'm right there with you, Rachel. Nice picture, by the way!

AnyoneCanQuilt said...

Love this post! All I have to say is 'amen sister'. Oh, and while I was scrolling down your blog I saw your recipes out of the corner of my eye. When I saw 'rainy day s'mores', I thought it said 'rainy day whores'...that's how my brain works. Good times. :)

Chef Mama Lori said...

Rachel, I am so mad at myself. I went to the Quilt Festival to meet you, Sweet Tea & all, but we went TODAY & found out it was YESTERDAY! I am so bummed. I can't believe I missed it. Hope it was a wonderful time for you!

Nancy said...

I loved that post. And if you're a dork, you're not alone! Enjoy those quiet mornings with your scattershot thoughts, but as a mother of 2 that are now in their early 20's, enjoy the uproar of children at home too. Sounds like you've got it all worked out by being able to laugh at yourself. And speaking for those of us that read but don't write blogs, it's nice to know these blogs don't always just roll off your tongues/fingers. I know I sometimes think you gifted writers of blogs are amazing! How do they DO that everyday???! I know I appreciate knowing you're human. (And now you know why I don't write a blog!) Your entry flows very nicely, I sound like a nut!

Jennifer said...

Rachel, you always make me laugh. Good to know I am not the only one that has conversations in my head along those lines...

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