Today is my nonworking day … Can’t you tell?!?!
It’s Choose-day everyone
..and today I choose to get rid of chaos in my day. A big ask you might think but baby steps and all that…this morning was chaotic to say the least. I couldn’t find my headphones (big problem, my music laden walks are a treat in my day) and I’ve tidied my security pass away so effectively it’s disappeared. Grrrrr. Anyway, here’s one reason why mornings can be, ahem, bumpy.
This is the contents of my handbag. This is my handbag, with BB next to it for perspective purposes. Small, isn’t it? Tardis-like isn’t it? Even the Tardis deserves a tidy.
So, here is the weeded version. Shall I take you thru the important pieces…are you nosey enough to care?
RNLI notebook – to stop me forgetting stuff as I seem to be doing more and more these days. I blame it on the water.
My credit cards and wallet – cheerfully coloured Weapons of Massive Consumption (or they used to be)
Train tickets – MUST do my expenses claim
Knitting pattern for this scarf
Lovely note from the lovely Dillytante which accompanied a yarn-bombed prochet rose afixed to my gate a while ago
Crayons, car and raisens – I have a ‘magic handbag’ don;t you know, it comes to the rescue in child unfriendly zones
Keys and key covers – one day they will be together
Lip glosses – never wear it but I aim to
Hair clips – what can I say, my hair is a burden to me
Small bits of knitted teddy bears’ ears – WIP from 2011. RIP Teddy.
A conker – from Eldest. It keeps spiders away don’t you know?
Seasalt receipt – love that shop
Cash and Keys – for when I run away from work and make it back home
(not pictured) – phone and BB – lifelines, natch.
What’s in your bag???
Updated: I forgot to say , there are benefits to this tidying lark. Look who I found…nom, nom, nom.
It’s been a busy old time at Stitch This Towers. After weeks of watching bids I am now the proud owner of a dresser type cabinet which is destined to be home for my sewing kit. When we picked it up I admit we were disappointed as it’s not a solid as I’d wish and the paint job is a bit dodgy but ho hum, needs must. It’s definately growing on me now though and I’ve started The Great Destash so as to have space for it. Theres an irony here- I’m getting rid of stuff because I want to store it. ??????
Anyway I’ve opened an Etsy shop (yippee!) and plan to put my more desirable bits and pieces on it. I’ll also link to this page once I figure out how! Watch this space!
In other news Elder has a new BF pictured below.
Is it wrong to crave order? I want to be organised and be in control (just a little) of my life but my brain just doesn’t work like that anymore. I don’t know whether it’s the parkinsons or small child derived exhaustion or just good old fashioned stress. Most probably a dash of each with a pinch of martyrdom just to be sure. I’ll go before this turns into a self pitying winge but if anyone has an answer I’d love to know. Big time.
I’m having a clear out in anticipation of some type of storage for my sewing area. I yearn for ironed piles of fabric in pretty bundles. I actually have this:
and that’s the nice bit. I’m fantasising about dressers, cupboards and 1950′s larders. My ebay watch list is lengthy to say the least. It’s Mother’s Day this weekend…I’ve asked to go to the Emmaus superstore near us so I’m hopeful.
I stumbled across this site in my travels – great for organising your favourite blogs…
It’s no good, however hard I try I can’t find that elusive 25th hour in the day and neither can I seem to run my life with the level of organisation I would like to. I have a to do list in my head that’s keeping me awake at night which I’m trying to whittle down but don’t seem to make an impression on. I know I’m not alone but what the @&()?#%^* is the answer?
My problem is that I think it’s fundamentally wrong to spend every minute of the day doing jobs. I figure I’m due a little down time. I’m only talking an hour or two. But how to fit in the daily chores while doing incremental jobs like sorting through all my paperwork or clearing out the cupboards? I’m clean out of ideas.
My typical head in the sand response has been to start a new project. One more for my list. Here’s a peek. Like it? I’ll post links to the pattern when I get to my pc at home. It’s easy enough for a novice like me yo do it. It will be a skinny summer (2012 probably) scarf eventually. Yeah right.