Fancy Focus Friday

“Focus. Focus. Focus.”

I have to tell myself this constantly. My imagination is always running wild.

I have lists upon lists of project ideas.
I have lists upon lists of organization ideas.
I have lists upon lists of lists!
This is getting ridiculous.

I won’t even get into the endless ideas saved in my Pinterest boards.
(Will I EVER get around to doing any of those things? Who knows.)

One of my biggest peeves, though, is being able to actually finish a project once it’s started.
There’s always something I have to do before I can do something else.

For example, I want to strip the old stain from my coffee table, sand it, and re-stain it some dazzling shade of teal. Before I can do that, however, I have to buy some stripper.

My budget says, “No. You can’t afford to run out and buy that right now.”

Dang.

So maybe I’ll just sand it all by hand instead. Then I realize just how long and tedious of a task that is. Argh. And upon further inspection of the coffee table, I think a lot of it is particle board. Nooooo! I can’t strip the finish off of that. It won’t turn out well at all.

At. All.

Back to the drawing board.

Maybe I’ll just paint it so it LOOKS like it was stained. That’s a lot of work. Will it be worth it? I have a very good feeling that it is. Can I start this now? Nope. I have to mix the perfect colour and… uh oh.. I don’t have any glaze or stain.

And my budgets says, “No. You can’t afford to run out and buy that right now.”

Dang. *grumble grumble*

What happens to this project?

It stays on the list and I move on to the next possibility.

"One day, coffee table, you will get the makeover you deserve. Until then, thank you for patiently sitting in my living room and not complaining because you're a little worn and a little stained. I love you."

“One day, coffee table, you will get the makeover you deserve. Until then, thank you for patiently sitting in my living room and not complaining because you’re a little worn and a little stained. I love you.”

So do you, my magical audience of probably 5 people, ever have problems maintaining focus?

I know I’m not alone in this mess. 🙂

Yep. I managed to focus on one thing for a minute or so before I dismissed it, aaaand… I’m thinking about glitter and wondering if I can “paint” with it.

Sounds like a lot of yelling would be involved since glitter is kind of like a honey badger and does NOT care where it goes.

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