I don't know about you, but I definitely have too many projects that I want to get done. Christmas is only a couple of short months away, but most of the projects I want to do aren't even gifts. They are projects that I either started shortly before starting maternity leave or they are projects from the way back machine.
My husband made a cross-stitch project for me using chocobo sprites. It's for an iPhone case, and I started it a month or so before going on leave. At the time I last worked on it, I had figured out that I would be able to finish it in a month if I did at least 45 stitches a day. Needless to say, I haven't worked on it since then. Definitely not 45 stitches a day.
I started Spectra, and would theoretically need about 20 more days if I got two repeats done each day. That's not happening either. Whoops!
And then there is this cross-stitch I started way before moving to Kentucky. It is a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson: To laugh often and much. I made the mistake of calculating how long it would take me to finish if I could complete 6 letters (or blocks, etc.) each day. The number of letters was pretty arbitrary, based on how many I actually got done today. As Q gets a little older, he is moving slightly away from needing a feeding every 1.5 hours, which allows me to get a few more things done. Of course, that includes some cleaning, making ice cream, and occasionally cooking dinner (thank goodness for the slow cooker).
The sad thing is even if I was making Christmas gifts, I would still be doing stupid math like that. Do you do that when you are working on projects (for deadline or not)?