I can justify just about anything – including why I’d give up tonight’s jaunt to the hydro pool a miss…..
1. It’s Friday.
2. I feel like staying home to look at blogs and sew.
3. I’ve been three times already this week.
4. I’m tired……….etc, etc, etc.
All this completely ignores the fact that I feel both invigorated and relaxed afterwards.
I started thinking that I should come up with a few good reasons why I SHOULD go. So I sat down with a glass of Bruce Lee….watta!!! and wrote a craft related list.
Being fit will mean I will be able to pull an all nighter. Unfit, I’ll be a drooling, snoring, drooling mess slumped over the sewing machine or some kind of pointy sticks at 9pm instead of midnight. The all important craft shop hopping would be affected, too….It is a cut lunch and water bottle job to reach more than one craft shop at a time in Perth, as they are well spread out across the suburbs…..which means I need to be on par with the Eveready bunny if I want to visit a few shops.
If I’m not fit my immune system will not be at its optimum. Who feels like crafting with a dose of the lurgy? Or the amount of crafting time lost while recovering. Not to mention what could happen to a piece of fabric if I happen to have a sneezing fit is potentially downright nasty. Let alone the possibility of an inadvertent facial piercing if ANY kind of needle is involved.
The stronger and fitter I am, the more supplies I can carry home from the local fabric/yarn/scrapbooking shop.
Have you seen the price of cold/flu tablets? I can get 1 1/2 metres of fabric at Textile Traders for $7 or a metre of fabric from the discount table at my LQS for $12. Medicine to ease the symptoms of the lurgy will chew right into my craft budget!
So here I sit, feeling relaxed and invigorated at the same time and feeling very glad that I did make the effort to exercise tonight and will tomorrow night, the night after that and the night after that etc etc.