I finally did it - I started and finished the kids curtains. I was able to finish the curtains for one window last week and then somehow I amazingly whipped out the curtains for the second window Wednesday night.
I have to admit that I'm really really very happy with the curtains. They are a little too short but the kids don't mind and I didn't have enough fabric. Plus I bought the fabric from Ikea so I couldn't run down to get some more because the store is 6 hours away.
Another reason I'm happy with myself - is I CAN sew a straight line. This is amazing to me.