You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Burning the Midnight Oil


I have come to accept that I do indeed need accountability in some shape or form to get anything done. Why I can't finish anything remains a mystery. Sunday night I dragged my sorry butt  into bed; remote control in one hand and an Oreo Klondike Bar in the other. I clicked through the stations but before I could settle on anything this Blog and the unfinished potholder surfaced. I tried my best to put it out of my mind but NO CAN DO. I wiped the chocolate from my hands and FINALLY FINISHED the potholder from 1981.
Where did the time go? 

Stay tuned for the American Girl Doll dresses. I am waiting to borrow a doll to model them. If that doesn't happen soon I'll put them up anyway. See you soon, Peace and Love!
 And as they used to say on one of my favorites T.V. shows way back when:
 Be safe,
Sgt. Stan Jablonski of
 "Hill Street Blues"
 It's a jungle out there. Let's do it to them before they do it to us.


Rose said...

Oh Jackie. You are funny. I really don't think Stan Jablonski said be safe. I think, in fact I am sure, it was Sergeant Phil Esterhaus: saying, Hey, let's be careful out there. Then there was Detective Mick Belker: I'm a police officer and you... are... BUSTED! Oh the memories you just brought back. I love that show. Nice job on the potholder and thanks for the memories. Love you, Rose

Finally finishing said...

Dear Blog Police. Thanks for pointing out my error. I will fire my research assistant. "Bob you are fired." Thanks Rose. It is fun. xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

Hum; seems to be alot of TV references, for someone trying to figure out this problem.

Bob said...

OOPS, anonymous is me...

jeff said...

I love the then and now comparison photos. It took me quite a while to figure out it was the hand...let's be clear about your quotes. Jablonski said.."let's do it to them..." Tarzan said to Jane..."it's a jungle out there"

Finally finishing said...

Ha Ha Ha, good to hear from you Jeff, Hope NYC was great. Get your kids to "follow me" or at least like me on facebook/finallyfinishing the more likes I get the more help I get from facebook.

Cheryl said...

Jackie, when I need a laugh I know just where to go. Great job on finally finishing!

Finally finishing said...

Hey Cheryl, Thanks, If you "follow me" on the blog or "like me" on facebook I will stop hounding you to read it. ha ha ha. Ma had a ball at the museaum with you guys. Hasn't stopped talking about it.