I’d really like to start at the top floor of my house, and organize my way down. That would probably take all of two weeks to complete!
I’d love to do something like “one drawer a day” and just tackle drawers and weed things out. I just might do that! I can accomplish just about anything given small amounts of time to do it in.
There is a line of deadlines hanging over my head, and this is where I need to find balance. Did you know I’m doing a mystery with Quiltmaker Magazine starting this spring? It’s going to run through 4 issues ---just wait til you see it!
I’ve finished the binding and the stitching of the label. I now need to write directions before sending it off – and that is one of the BIG THINGS that has to happen in the next couple of weeks.
I also have to have the yardage requirements written for our November Mystery ---and I need that done within the next two weeks also!
There are always deadlines ---and so I have to schedule these things in around the other things I’d “LIKE” to do.
And then there are the other daily things that have to happen ----for me today means getting all the book orders that came in while I was gone taken care of and out to the post office. It means making a grocery list and restocking the house with food and sundries after I’ve been gone. And the time to play with what I have dreamed of playing with whittles down to nothing. Making it all fit becomes the challenge, and there is no time to waste.
I’m a list maker --- are you? I was having a discussion yesterday with a friend on how to put the “white board” in our lives to better use ---moving things from the “need to do” list to the “in progress” list and finally to the “completed” list so we could see things being knocked off as we go through our “MUST DO” lives.
I haven’t figured out the best way to track my progress yet. I know I get distracted by things like “Oh! It’s October…must sew PUMPKINS!!” And then the things that have definite deadlines get shoved aside by little things that creep in.
So this is my list for today in the order that I’m going to do them.
Yardage Requirements for Nov Mystery
Grocery Store later this afternoon
Bank Run after Groceries
By the time I get back it will likely be dinner time and hopefully I’ll have a lot of “MUST DO’s” cranked out to leave me a bit more freedom to work on the “Want to Do’s!”
I’ve got more things I want to upload to the blog, maybe this afternoon I’ll be able to upload something quilty – but getting this day going and knocking this stuff out is on my mind right now! I’m turning up the music, and I’m tackling STUFF!
And if I get enough done today -- how about some QuiltCam tonight?? :cD
Have a great Thursday --- make it count!