I had hoped that during the last month I would get organized. I wanted to “get my ducks in a row.” Summer is almost over, and here I am. I didn’t get there! Every time I think I’ll get my act together, something comes along to make those ducks get out of line. Yesterday, just as I thought I was almost finished, my internet connection crashed. By the time I got it repaired, I no longer had any energy!
Does that kind of thing ever happen to you? How do you deal with it? How do you get your momentum going again?
It never seems to happen to my friend SusieJ. How she manages to find time to take care of four active boys and post on her blog every day (even while she is on vacation) is beyond me. She does it all well, and I want to know her secret. So, I’ve asked her to write a guest post, and she has agreed. I’ll give you more details later. I hope her advice will help me! I want to be organized!
In schools, I have often told a story about a young girl who was very disorganized. Her mother bought her a “Hundred Year Calendar” and showed her how to make a list of things to do, and mark them off when she had finished. She found the satisfaction of marking items off the list to be so great, that she got ahead of herself. When she finished the days work, she started on the next day’s work. Before you know it, she had marked off every day on that Hundred Year Calendar—and she had turned into an old woman, because she had used up every day of her life!
I have no desire to get that organized; I just wish I could get the laundry done!
On a bright note, the Share A Square Program is doing very well. Yesterday, I got a contact from a woman in Oklahoma, not very far from me, who offered to grab her crochet hook and come help. I’m hoping I can meet her half-way and ask her to put together some of these afghans!
I also got a contact from a woman who has supplied me with enough crocheted squares to make several afghans. Since she is such a hard worker, I had asked if she wanted to help me put some afghans together. However she had to decline. She told me that she is undergoing chemotherapy! People, if she can crochet that much while she battles cancer, I can find time to crochet every night. My thanks and best wishes go to her. She is an inspiration.
And, in other good news, a local bistro called “banter” has agreed to host a Share A Square Day! You can click on the update page to read more. We will get those 140 afghans together for the children at Camp Sanguinity cancer camp!
Here is that third one, which just got finished last night:
I’m headed to the post office to see what the mail has brought today, and I will post pictures on the update page this afternoon. At least that’s what I say I’m doing. Actually, I’m going to Jupiter House, a little coffee house on the square, here in Denton, that has a mocha that is just my size (and it might even be waiting on the counter!).