Thursday, August 21, 2008


THREADING THE NEEDLE

My friend, Kathleen, originator of "getting the pink," "take an A," and many other of "my" expressions, has a new one that I must have: Threading the needle.

"We went out to dinner with them on Wednesday, but they were threading the needle, too, so it was just a quick dinner," she said the other day.

"I dropped her off at tennis, then just had time to get to the store, threading the needle, before picking her back up."

She uses it to describe those times when she is trying to cram one extra thing, into an already ridiculously tight window of time. Threading the needle is not something she's bragging about, it's with a groan that she tells these tales. We are both craving more peace, tranquility, calmness to our days/lives, and threading the needle has a counter productive effect: Although yes, we get that one thing/errand/social engagement done, too much threading of the needle undoes us.

Our new expression? We don't sew.


* Photo from www.istockphoto.com

12 comments:

Kathryn said...

"We don't sew." A quick expression for practicing mindfullness. I love it. I'll add it to my "I don't subscribe."

drama mama said...

I am kicking my own ass over here. Genius. Brilliant.

Anonymous said...

Oh my hell of God. Between Rojo and Kathleen you have all the unique material you need for your next book.

Maddy said...

Very apt! Of course it also constitutes a lethal weapon around here, but my arsenal could do with a top up.
Cheers

An Imperfect Perfection said...

I love the phrase....mind if I borrow, er, steal?

Jamie said...

Great saying

Terry Whitaker said...

I'm joining the no sewing club.

She said...

You are a riot! I like "I don't subscribe" because usually I do, and I need to STOP. Sewing, well, not even close to anything I'd do. I don't even iron my own clothes! I pay someone to do it! (I don't want to kick my own ass, you know!)

Eileen said...

Love this Carrie! Perfect. Maybe this explains why I HATE sewing.
XOXOX

JenMay said...

My favorite expression I learn from you 20 odd years ago and still use it on a regular basis: "I'm off like a bride's nighty!" Love that.

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Jen May,

e-mail me, I'd love to hear from you! fullycaffeinated@comcast.net

love.
Miss Wilson

kario said...

I love you two! I wish you were my neighbors. Could you please move up here? Soon?