Eating the Crust First

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I love pie and I love to crochet.

Since I’m a diabetic, pie is always a very special treat for me and I prefer to eat it very slowly, in small bites to make it last longer. I was with some friends recently where “French Silk Chocolate Pie” was served (my favorite of all). I turned my little plate around with pie pointing away from me and began to slowly delve into this little piece of heavenly pie. My friends looked at me like I had two heads and said, “What are you doing? Why did you turn your pie around backwards?” My reply was this:

I tend to try to do a lot of things at one time. If I’m crocheting, I will have 6 projects started at one time (I use this great Crocheting Project Journal); if I am reading, I’m probably in the middle of 3 or 4 books or articles; if I am decorative painting, there are always 2-3 pieces that are in different stages of completion at the same time. Being this way makes me sometimes tend to postpone or abandon entirely the things in my life that simply must be done. Therefore, I have trained myself to leave the hard, unpleasant, and sometimes even yucky stuff like cleaning bathrooms to be done at an unspecified time called “later” and usually end up doing a half-way job of them because I’m so anxious to get back to the more enjoyable things such as crochet or craft projects.

The same goes with pie. Now I love pie, but I’m not really so fond of the crust. Therefore, I turn my pie around backwards and eat the crust first mainly to get it out of the way, so then I can enjoy the “good part” and not be interrupted by that pesky crust.

The same goes with any other unpleasant task. If we get it out of the way first, then we don’t have to dread it any longer and it sure does make the good stuff a lot more fun knowing we’ve “eaten the crust first”.

Happy crocheting folks!


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