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Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Write it all out and then hit DELETE!
Yes - I started a blog post last night and then I deleted it. It wasn't pretty! And I have to say that I'm still a bit peeved this morning, but we're going to let it go!
Let's just say that yesterday was one of those days. I had to make an application on-line. I type in all the information and it took a LONG LONG time to assemble all the bits and pieces. I hit "review" and I lost everything. I have to confess that I almost cried! I mean - we're talking hours!
I tried again with only one part of the application and same thing! Finally, I was able to get part of the information through. Something to do with the size of pictures and the system wouldn't clear the error message - I don't know. On the positive side, I was able to get ahold of a warm body to help me and I was told that I shouldn't leave things to the last minute. I think the warm body was equally peeved because I wasn't the only one having trouble.
Bottom line - the information eventually did get processed. However I went to bed late and up much earlier than usual and I have a 7-hour drive ahead of me! Oh well - I may be pulling off to the side of the road for a nap somewhere along the drive. Or I have to find candy!
I'm terrible in the car - I love to eat licorice and no time last night with the deadline issue to go out and buy some. Grocery stores won't be open by the time I leave, so will have to stop along the way or else bring chocolate. Yes - I can bring chocolate. It's a good thing, I don't drive long distances a lot - I'd be pretty roly-poly!
To top it off - I ended up putting that binding on that white quilt by machine. I don't like it but it will do for now. I may take it off when the quilt is returned and put it on the regular way. However, I'm madly sewing in my office. Then I take it off the machine when I'm finished and spread it on the floor only to find black smudge marks from where it dragged under my running shoes when I was sewing the binding on. Oh yes - it was one of those kinds of days!!!! Well - let's not panic here!
I brought it home, suds up some dish soap, got a face cloth and spot cleaned those spots. It turned out fine! But note to self for all future quilts - DO NOT MAKE A WHITE QUILT. I am sure I will see dirt on that quilt forever.
On that note - I'm off with a car full of stuff - I'm leaving in under an hour and haven't packed my clothes. I always leave that part until last.
I should be able to post while I'm away and give you the updates on things at the Lancaster Quilt Show. I'll be posting on Facebook as well.
I guess the moral of my story today - don't leave things until the last minute!!!! I told the warm body that at least this year I didn't ask for an extension because I remember making the same application last year and I had deadlines issues as well. OK - so that is a time management thing and I truly need to get better. If I wasn't travelling, I would have had time to put that binding on by hand but I would have had to deal with the shipping while away and I didn't want that hassle! See I do think ahead sometimes!
Don't we all say that - it will be calmer next week and then it's just as bad? There are days when I can do without quite so much drama!
Have an awesome day!!!!!