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Playing catch-up

25 Nov

Hi groovy peeps!

It seems I just cannot get enough hours in the day to do everything I want; either I need to start prioritising and dropping things that aren’t important or I need to get super efficient and organised.  Maybe a bit of from each column.

I did get very carried away with playing games on Facebook (farmville, cafe world, island paradise etc) which seemed to suck a lot of my time – I think if I were to play similar games on the Playstation (like sims) it would be less demanding as once you turn it off it stops whereas the Facebook games continue whether you’re logged on or not!  Does anyone else feel chained to their cafe or farm ha ha?  So really when I think about how important those games are to me……well it’s probably best to give them the boot!

What else has been filling my hours?  Well when I first joined swap-bot I was swapping like crazy and that was getting a bit out of hand so I’ve decided to slow down and only sign up for or host really good swaps that focus on things I really care about like crafting and so on.  I think that will make me much happier.

I’ve also taken November and December as active leave from Kaszazz so I don’t have to do any workshops or demo’s to retain my benefits.  This should be giving me heaps more time but so far I can’t find any!

I really don’t want to give up blogging but I realise that I need to commit to more posts if I want anyone to hang around and keep on reading.  This is something I must work on because I do love to blog!

Ahhhh what a conundrum to be in.  I’m sure most people feel they could do with a few more hours in the day.  What would you do if you had oh say and extra 2 hours a day up your sleeve?  And if you’ve got any tips for getting things done and how to prevent getting side tracked I would love to hear them please!

So apart from being a very wordy post today I did want to let you know that I have been crafting – yes, yes I have!  I’ve been working on some Christmas decorations; some for my swap-bot swap, some for me and a very pretty creation for my mum.  I’ve been having a lot of fun making these and trying out different techniques and styles.  They are almost all finished so I’ll be able to put some photos up very soon.  Also craft related; I once again have cleaned up my studio.  It was getting to the stage where the spare bed had become another dumping ground for papers, boxes and craft bits and pieces and the floorspace was shrinking before my very eyes!  I do try to be an organised person but usually things get out of hand and stay that way for longer than I’d like to admit.  I must say that this cleaning and tidying effort was spurred only the impeding visit of my dear mum …I didn’t think she’d appreciate having to heave a heap of junk off her bed before retiring for the night!  It’s mum’s birthday this week so we are planning to have a girls day out, shopping, lunch and perhaps a movie too.  I haven’t seen mum for a while so I am really looking forward to it.

Oh and Paperific went well!  My feet were ready to drop off by the end of the day but we had some lovely ladies stop in and visit.  And my wallet did not suffer too much, I was very good.  I also have a new recruit!!!  Hooorahhh.  A very nice lady in Warnambool has decided to join Kaszazz.  I am slightly excited by the prospect of a mini holiday to go see her hee hee.

Now I should mention a new goal of mine…it’s rather huge and I’m a bit scared to put it in writing but after going to Paperific and my big clean up in the studio I have come to the conclusion that I am a hoarder.  Eeeek I said it, phew that is hard to admit.  You see I have a strange addiction, I buy supplies and then cannot bring myself to use them for various reasons; some being they are too pretty (?) they are too good for any project I happen to be working on (!) or I am scared to use them because I may never get them again (what the?!?).  Now I do realise how silly this is, especially when I do a lot of crafts for myself which means I would still “own” these supplies and be able to look at them anytime I wanted.  So I am putting my foot down.  No more purchasing of supplies until I use most of what I have.  One of my friends kindly pointed out to me that if I didn’t use up my supplies they would become dated and there is always nice new shiny things to buy so I don’t really need to hang onto them so desperately.  There are some exceptions to this new rule of mine…I can still buy Kaszazz supplies for workshops and I can also buy myself new Kaszazz products with vouchers I have earned and of course I am allowed to buy adhesives.  That’s it.  No spending of cold card cash or cold hard plastic anymore lol!

So do you think I can do it?  Something seriously needed to be done as I could open a shop with all the supplies I own.  I tried to explain this weird addiction/obsession of mine to James and he finally “got” it when I showed him all the unopened reels of ribbon I had in the cupboard.  It really was becoming ridiculous.  Anyway that’s my goal and I’ll be uploading photos of all my creations using up my stash, I might even put a special tag on them so we can see just how many things I can make without buying anything.  This is the biggest challenge ever and I’m kind of looking forward to it!

Okay folks thanks for letting me bend your ear, so to speak, and don’t forget to share those organisational tips please!

hugs and more hugs


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