Monday, February 28, 2011

Early, on time, late

Here's what I have today - a pile of knitted items for the mail:
In that pile, there are:
Early:  My mom's sweater, lacking only buttons and a final steam-pressing of seams and collar;
On time: Five hats for various Congresspersons, for the Warm Hats Not Hot Heads project;
Late:  My aunt's Christmas socks, finished very soon after Christmas, but not yet mailed.

It turns out that I am not much of a grown-up when it comes to certain kinds of errands, and going to the post office is one of those kinds of errands.  I can always think of something that I should (or would rather?) be doing instead, so I never go.  Today I went and got envelopes/boxes and stamps for everything.  I then came home and packaged up the hats - they are now in the mail.  My aunt's socks will hit the road tomorrow.  Mom's sweater (her birthday is next week) just needs some buttons, but its box and label and stamp are ready and waiting, so it can get packed up and dropped off (no need to get out of the car, even!) as soon as the buttons are sewn on.  Now if only stopping by the fabric store weren't another one of Those Errands that I tend to avoid...

13 comments:

Miss 376 said...

I've several items waiting to be packed up and posted too

Lynne said...

Avoiding errands? Surely not! LOL

I avoid the Post Office too, and the supermarket on Saturdays!

rebkatz said...

My office is across the street from a post office. I brought a necklace to work to mail to my sister in law. It sat on my desk for three weeks until a co-worker told me she was going to the post office.

Willow said...

Recently I designated Wednesdays as my anti-procrastination day. I HAVE TO do something I've been avoiding. Usually I find that it takes so much less time than I feared.

Gwen said...

What is it about the post office? I drive by one All the Time, even during open hours, and still have the devil of a time getting packages sent. Packages that are packed and labelled and everything. (the putting together of said packages is a whole 'nother difficulty)

Great pile of goods!

EGunn said...

That's quite a pile! And only one late item? Not bad at all. Good luck finding the perfect buttons!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I am a terrible procrastinator when it comes to going to the post office (and both my parents are posties... go figure!)

Laurie said...

I avoid the post office like the plague. Also the grocery store on Friday afternoons and weekends. Also ANY retail store on evenings and weekends during the holiday season.

I DON'T avoid trips to the library, yarn shop, craft store, or most book stores. Wonder why... ;-)

Maggie said...

I hate the post office too! Even now that you can print postage from your computer and they will pick up your package from your house, I STILL never get anything mailed!

KnitNana said...

You're a good little adult! *wink*

I am proud of you...do you think perhaps that the fabric store problem might have anything to do with the fibery aspect of fabric? As in you'd be tempted to learn to sew? Or perhaps would ache to loom your own?

Buttons...Fabric stores are fun, Joce. Buttons. Head on in there and round them up! If you see anything interesting? See if they have a website and send me the link - I'm always looking for neat buttons.
(I have confidence that you have it in you!)
(((((Hugs)))))

AlisonH said...

Hats off! Well done!

Mary Lou said...

Add returning library books and putting gas in the car to that list. Even if the gas were free.

twinsetellen said...

Congratulations on finishing that sweater (except for the buttons and the mailing, but I'm sure you'll get that done, too!).

I have learned to love the self-serve machine at the PO. It removes the problem of worrying about whether the place is even open. It does not, however, sew buttons on.