Good Friday, to you all! Today, I have a cautionary tale to share with you. It’s a story about a girl. Okay – a semi-old woman. A story about a semi-old woman, with an age-old problem. I call it….The Day Mary Had Get-The-Card-Done-itis!
A little background info is in order. In the world of aviation, those who fly airplanes (AKA pilots), if they do so long enough, will – one day or another – encounter a situation that is 1) beyond their limits as pilots to deal with, 2) exceeds the capabilities of their aircraft or 3) is just too dangerous to go thru/over/around. Now most of the time (I’d even say 99.9% of the time!), the prudent pilot will return from whence they came or land immediately. Choosing to become one of the “old pilots” (perhaps you’ve heard the saying….there are old pilots and there are bold pilots, but there are no old bold pilots?).
But sometimes, and it happens to all of us….we make a bad decision. The kid’s birthday party is tonight. It’s my anniversary and the wife/husband is going to be sooooo mad if I don’t get there. We’re leaving on vacation tomorrow and I have to pack the car. We decide that we “must” get home, no matter what.
If we’re lucky – or the Big Guy is flying right seat – we make it thru in spite of ourselves. If not…well….you know.
Now – what I experienced today had zero, zilch, nada by way of potentially fatal outcomes. Which is good. Cuz I was seriously afflicted with the “-itis”. The Must-Get-the-Card-Done-itis “-itis”. Pile on to that the fact that I’m tired and…well.
And, just to be completely clear – I didn’t need this card to be done today. I already have two cards ready to go in the line-up, so today (Friday) was covered. Just sayin’.
So in this post, I’m going to share some tips, and some “off-ramps” – so perhaps you’ll recognize when you’ve been afflicted with the “-itis” and will turn back and land.
I’d had an idea in my head for a bit about a card using the fun paintbrush stamp in the Love You Sew Hostess Set from the Annual Catalog. So when I saw the CAS(E) This Sketch #158, I knew that it was time to implement my plan!
I woke up a little later than my norm – the late nights are starting to tell on me! Talked with Wayne on the phone for a bit, watched a little tv to get fully awake. Thought I’d leave a little early and make a quick run to Target for some groceries and stuff. You know – domestic Goddess stuff! Then I thought – hey, I’ve got an hour, I’ll just knock out a card. 🙂 Here’s where the ensuing twisty road got me. Take a look-see: