A little something I have done for my sister’s birthday next month. I’ve used serviettes obtained from Keryn’s great stash. I’m quite pleased with the fact that I have used all three tulips – I usually will use just the one. However, I picked up that bright pink ribbon with the lime stitching and I thought it went so well with the colours in the serviette that I could use the stripes as well. Super pleased with this.
I was MEANT to be doing my Dad’s card…. couldn’t find my Modge Podge! Grrrrr – I have so many “safe places” that I never find things again! So, while I AM trying to get into that organisational mode, I seem to shoot myself in the foot a little now and again!
Being organised is one of my “Resolutions” this year. Truth is, it’s usually a resolution EVERY year for me – I never quite get the hang of the concept. This year is a bit different – I’m still thinking about what it means to me. I found a definition on The Free Dictionary as: Methodical and efficient in arrangement or function. Yep, that sounds like what I need.
I am managing bit by bit (yes, it’s baby-steps for me at the moment) to organise some things, but in the bigger picture I still manage to clutter and lose things. That old phrase “A place for everything and everything in its place” is really true.
So after a bit of time spent (unfruitfully!) looking for my modge podge, I was getting very frustrated. Nowhere near my HAPPY word for a while. Something reminded me that this was the very thing that I was striving to fix within myself this year – I don’t want to be getting grumpy at the little things. So I took a big deep breath, realised that I wasn’t going to suddenly get organised in order to complete the cards I WANTED to get done, and wondered what else I could do this evening, in the same vein, that would focus me back on getting something done. Then I remembered that my sister’s birthday was also coming up. Et voila!
Adding a tick beside the list of cards I need to do – yep, makes me HAPPY!
Oh, yeah – I also managed to send away two of my SE swaps today – both on time. AND, I managed to tick off all but two tasks on my daily To Do list. Not too bad for she who is completely DISorganised! Baby steps are helping 🙂