Yes -- I could tackle this office with gusto and get it done - probably in one day? NO -- my whacky attention to detail and having to touch every piece of paper - this won't happen in a day! I'm the turtle. Slow and steady is my pace, and well, that suits me just fine.
As usual, I did NOT take pictures before. I just plunged in and got some work done. All the boxes that were on the floor in here are gone. OH -- that's so not true. The ones that were ready to go are gone. There are still a few that need to be sorted, and they will wait until another day.
The boxes are currently sitting in the kitchen, along with some boxes from DH's office that need to be broken down or packed to go to the thrift shop. The stack of paperwork is significantly less than it was yesterday. The table looks a bit better, and yes -- it will happen. Could I make it a goal to clear the table off and get all the paperwork done by the end of this month? Let's see what I can do about that.
A couple of boxes in the hallway needed to be dropped at the donation center, and they are gone! I had a couple of places that I needed to go to, so I took some time and did that yesterday morning. I have quite the little routine, it seems. I can make a loop from my house, and it's too far to walk. I stopped at Indigo first to browse the magazines. Holy --- the magazine section has taken a HUGE hit during COVID.
Oh my --- look how empty those racks are.
|Where are all the magazines?|
|Customer quilt - DONE|
|Community projects quilt - DONE|
|The empty retreat bucket|
|The cutting table with stuff to put away|
|The stuff is now put away, except for the second half|
|Orange bits for the mixed media pieces|
|Removing the air from the cushions|
|A parcel for M|
The trick now is to KEEP on getting a little bit done every day! Yes - I should take a box of paper to the gazebo and keep plugging away. I haven't sat outside in a while, so I must get my butt out there! As DH said, August should be a "sit in the backyard" month. He often goes outside and does his phone calls on the deck. I wonder if the person on the other end can hear the birds and the waterfall?
I struggled to find an audiobook that I could listen to. I'm trying to read the next book in several different series, only to have to put quite a few on hold. Watch -- they will all come in at the same time! But the one I'm reading - well, I can't stop listening to it. It's a thriller -- A Will Robie book by David Balducci. I love his stuff. I'll be done by the end of today! Hopefully, one of the other ones will come in by then.
I was intently listening to the audiobook last night as I trimmed all the quilts that had been quilted. Then my phone starting pinging like mad. What the heck? I can hear a little blip in the audiobook. I checked. Good grief -- my Facebook account was hacked, and people were telling me. I got e-mails, text messages, and Facebook messenger notes. So I had to deal with that. I reset the password and checked the stuff you're supposed to check. What's is disturbing is that Facebook has a procedure to follow when that happens, so it happens often. Why? Can't they make it secure? So can you tell me why someone would want to hack a Facebook account? What a waste of time for me and is that fun for the hacker? Someone needs a hobby! Thanks to everyone who let me know. It should be all fixed now.
So it's hard to believe it's August 1 today! Yikes -- where is the year going? But that means we need to gear up for classes for the fall. Here's the scoop on upcoming quilt classes that I'm teaching. These classes are hosted by Thimbles and Things in Orillia. The ONLY way to register for the class is through Thimbles and Things. They will have a class pass (as in the past). The information on the classes will be in the newsletter that should be out later this week - the goal is Thursday, but don't quote me on that.
I'm doing FOUR Saturday Samplers - one in September, October, November, and December. The topics and the dates are in the newsletter. When you sign up for one, you get signed up for all - I do not have time to deal with the logistics of four separate sessions.
And here are the quilts that I'm teaching. The first class will be in September, and the class will run until June. Again - the dates are in the newsletter.
Remember --- if you want to sign up for one of these quilt classes, you MUST purchase a class pass from Thimbles and Things. But FIRST, you must make sure that you get on their newsletter list to know the dates and all the other details. Use that link to take you to the newsletter sign-up.
I'm going to enjoy August as September is already booking up fast!!!!!
On that note, I'm out of here!!!
Have a super day!!!!!