Monday, November 7, 2011

Project De-Blobbify

I took my mom out to lunch the other day. Over her salad, she said the following to me:

"You need a project."

And she was right. I do need a project. Which is weird if you know my personality, because I am kind of a couch potato. But after awhile, if I don't have a project, I start to feel like a blob. A boring blobby blob.

So. I need a project. An interesting project. And by interesting, I mean BIG.

At first, I thought I would write a novel. Isn't it NNWM or some such acronym for writing a novel in a month? But then I spaced, and now it is November 7th, so whoops, not much time left for that. Also, I don't have any ideas for a topic or a plot or a character, which seems kind of important.

Then I thought, maybe I will start a photography business. I've taken fall pictures for three friends for fun this year, and I thought well, heck, maybe I should do this for some strangers and charge something for it. Still mulling this one over.

I also want to redecorate my living room. Unfortunately, this one is not very feasible since Scott put me on a Target moratorium the other day when I went to buy laundry soap and came home with two shirts, tights and card stock (and I even put the third shirt BACK, harumph).

I HAVE decided that I am going to cook the Thanksgiving turkey for the first time this year. Usually my mom handles it since my family members are all turkey fanatics and you do not want to be the person who screwed up the turkey on Thanksgiving. But I'm gonna do it this year. I'm a 35 year old woman with three kids for God's sake, it's time I learned how to cook a turkey.

So I guess the turkey could be my project. But how lame is that. I'm one step away from wearing holiday sweaters with that plan.

So what projects are you all working on? Got any interesting ideas for me? Or a book topic? I'll take those too. No pressure on what you come up with, it just needs to be perfect is all. No biggie.



middle child said...

My projects include taking a shower and watching something other than Criminal Minds reruns. And I was wondering if the Blobs and Lumps-my daughter and I-were related.

Katherine said...

I'm the same way. I feel that I need a project. Which is just silly, since it's not like I'm busy enough or anything.

I'm also thinking about cooking Thanksgiving dinner for the first time. I'm terrified. But I don't know why. It's just us.

Jen said...

Good for you. I cook the Turkey every year b/c well, no one else in my family can cook it correctly.

And I am kinda a Turkey Snob.

Kmama said...

I've got a project for you. You can come and organize my house. How's that??

Funny in My Mind said...

I have never cooked a turkey either and I am 41.
My projects have been cleaning closets, Catching up on the tens of shows I watch and trying to keep what sanity I have left.
Blogging is a project. Make a list of 20 things you want to do by the years end and blog about it.

Marcia (123 blog) said...

I have a FANTASTIC project for you - let's call it the gift that keeps on giving.

Make a 35 things list, blog it and then start getting to those 35 things. Since we've passed your birthday, I'll let you put 1. Take Fall pics of the kids and 2. Cook Thanksgiving turkey.

You can cross one off immediately and another in a few weeks time.


wonderchris said...

I would love to see you bake a turkey in your holiday sweater. :)

I can't wait to hear what you decide on for your next project. You've got the skillz for so many things...

Stephanie said...

You should make a Thompson Turkey. That is a big ass project! Look it up.

Jeri Kleiber said...

I think cooking a Turkey is a HUGE DEAL!!! I'm a 35 year old Woman and I'm still scared to try. Thank Goodness my Husband takes Great Pride in cooking the Turkey every year! Other than that, my project is pulling together a Cousins Christmas Party and planning my Christmas Theme Change. I've NEVER had a theme!!!

megan said...

Come take Mia's pics! How about a new wreath? Jason and I use Alton Brown's turkey recipe and it is awesome! We are in charge for all holidays b/c everyone loves it!

Barbara Manatee said...

I like the list thing that someone suggested.

And seriously? 35? I wasn't kidding when I said you looked like the big sister, not the mom - but I also figured you were a much younger mom than I am...not a year older! I cringed when I looked in the mirror and was more worried about the gray hair than the brown roots. eek!!

Krystyn said...

I think Thanksgiving dinner and planning is definitely a count that one! But, it's really not that scary and like impossible to screw up.

Maybe a giving back project? Or going and commenting on like 5 new blogs everyday?