Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Why can't I just be organized?

If I were organized, simple things wouldn't take so long and I might actually get something crafty finished now and then. I'm not organized - things take way longer than they should. Well, that and the fact that I tend to procrastinate.

My mother sent a photo album home with me, oh, I dunno - maybe a year ago. (maybe longer) It has photos of my kids and she wanted me to label them. (why I didn't label them when I gave them to her - well, that would just be too organized) For the most part I know which kid they are (a few of them at certain ages are hard to tell!) but when they are? Well, that is a whole other story.

I spent all yesterday afternoon on the floor of the twin room working on this. Way back when we were living in the apartment I moved all the pictures that were stored in boxes under the bed and had this crazy idea that I would get them organized. I even bought cute little black and white boxes to organize them in. I also had grand plans to make albums for each of my kids. See all those albums on the top shelf - empty except for one (I started for baby boy and his bride when they got married - they are two weeks shy of 5 years!). Anyway - back to organizing the pictures. I got a good running start and got most of them into years (not in any kind of order within the years, but hey. . .) - there are 4 boxes that still either don't have dates or I just haven't filed them yet. One of those boxes is from theater and I want to get them in the order they performed the plays.
So - back the album. See all the orange sticky notes? I'm using them to mark pages that still have un-labeled photos on them. There are a lot of orange sticky notes still marking pages. Not sure when Mother will get this album back. If I were organized, I would probably be finished with this project.

The other project from yesterday -

I pulled all of these clothes out of my closet - they are all too big! (if only this meant I was skinny and my closet was now organized - not even) These are still piled up on the bench because with my car parked in the garage I couldn't get to the boxes on the other side and I didn't want to pull it out yesterday. I left it out after running errands this morning - I still can't get to the boxes be cause the garage is so unorganized. I will have to climb over and move crap to get to that side. (on the list after I finish this post - note no craftiness will happen again today)

Totally unrelated to the topic - notice anything odd in this picture? (besides the fact that we need to get in some serious yard work)

I took this from my sewing room window yesterday. I thought it was odd that our driveway and this side of the street were both wet, but the sidewalk and the other side of the street are not.

Now that I have bored you to tears, I'm going to see if I can find boxes so I can move those clothes off the bench.

I'm also still way behind on reading blogs - if I haven't been by to see ya, I haven't forgotten ya - I'm just unorganized!

Happy Tuesday to ya!


Terry said...

me too..I am not organized and I procrastinate.......I plan to do things..but then also I get too tired to follow through. :(

Mouse said...

ohhh dear ... that's something i really ought to get round to too ... saying who folks are on photos while I can still remember ... good luck :) love mouse xxxx

annemarie said...

Love your sense of humor - I am afraid I am the opposite - always organizing and reorganizing to the point where I drive myself crazy - we need to find a happy medium.

aprilmecheelesdulllife said...

I am laughing at your post!! I bought boxes a couple of years ago.. I just organized my pictures last week!! lol It is raining here. Seems it is to rain all week! WEll, craft and stitching time!!

Debbie P. said...

I gave up trying to organize our photos several years ago. My mother never organized them and I think it's fun just to hand everyone a box and let them start looking thru them; fun times! So don't beat yourself up over it!

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

They say there is comfort in numbers...I am so totally unorganized. I have ideas and plans in my head as to what I want to do but I don't follow through with them. Why is that? Scrapbooking is one of my most favorite and important hobbies and I haven't hardly done anything in the last five years!! I'd like to get them done before I lose my memory or before I die!!

Deb said...

I love being organized, but I fall short so much. Usually once a year I'll go in and do a real cleaning job on my craft room, and a week later - well, it's mayhem. I guess that I'm hopeless.