Jan 13, 2019


The sum total of what I accomplished yesterday can be summarized thusly:
For the life of me, I couldn't find an empty jar to collect my 2018 orts. This caused the usual panic, tantrum, and frantic internet search before I finally decided to combine two years, thus leaving an empty for my purposes. 

With these babies now empty, I can start stuffing the little piles of snips I've been piling since the first and put them in their rightful place.

Once that job was finished, my heiney hit the Happy Chair and I didn't move until it was time to hit the big girl sleigh bed.

Shameful, I know, but I just wanted to have a do-nothing Saturday. Today I'll do the laundry, I promise, but I am negotiating with myself over all of the other things on my to-do list. Nothing is critical, and I am still really truly enjoying my lights and such, so can't I leave them up just a few days more?

What's that you say?

Another do-nothing day?!

Oh...thank you, Dearies! I just knew you would give me permission to rest, relax, and enjoy! 

I hereby am doing the same for you...wherever you are or whatever is on your to-do list, I think you should abandon it and join me in a do-nothing Sunday!

(Unless, of course, your to-do list has important stuff on it that would be a matter of life and death should you ignore it. In that case, I highly encourage you to carry on. The rest of us will keep your seat warm while we wait for your return.)

So I'm off to a do-nothing Sunday, armed with a cup of damn good, the paper, some stitchy goodness, and maybe a cinnamon roll or two for sustenance.



  1. Just call them winter decorations and leave them up as long as you want. There are no rules!

  2. Sounds like a wonderful plan for a Sunday! I also think you should enjoy your decorations for as long as you want! (My Christmas tree is still up, too!) Hope you enjoy your day!

  3. I will be joining you soon for a do-nothing rest of the day Sunday. If you are enjoying the decorations, then leave them up. Enjoy your day, Coni!

  4. Once upon a time, I had neighbors who had their Christmas tree up until Easter! Whatever works for you.

  5. I love your ort jars!! What a stitching accomplishment and masterpiece. I have had a accomplished Sunday....ok no adult accomplishment except for doing the dishes. But I have stitched, took some photos, worked on the blog, watched the birds, colored a bit. There is always "adult" stuff to be done so why get in a rush to do it, LOL! Happy stitchy Sunday.

  6. My lights are still up too. *sigh* I think I love do-nothing days too much. ;) Love, hugs & prayers, Cathryn ♥♥♥

  7. Now here's my problem, Coni: by the time I read this blog post, it was Monday morning here in sunny Sydney and the opportunity for an indulgent do=nothing Sunday has gone. Oh woe is me.

    Sydney, Australia

  8. I'm leaving my lights up until February 1st. So there!!

    Sandra in Texas

  9. Leave whatever you want however long you want - it's your home! I've had 2 do nothing days and finally stitched on the Earth Gatherer yesterday and knitted on a cardigan that was started over a year ago today. It's all good - actually great!! Just retired and loving it.

    Thank you for posting!!!!

  10. question: what are you going to do with all these trash orts? I think I miss the point of collecting them beyond one year - I thought we collect them to be able to look back and see all we did in a year but I have never kept them from year to year for years. I want to be enabled if there is a purpose I am missing!! I want to be savvy to NP rules! :-)

  11. Shouldn't that be "very, very in-ort" ? ;)

  12. I love your little month jars! So cute!