Lately I have been feeling really grumpy about my supposed lack of time and how I never get a chance to get any one of my hundred million projects done. It is true that I am a mum and mums generally do have a lack of free time for projects other than the day to day looking after of a little person, but honestly, I am not that flat chat and there are still times in the day which could be put to far greater use – especially while we are still living here with my Mum who is a manic housekeeper if ever I saw one. I really do spend a ridiculous amount of time sitting here at this computer browsing through thoroughly boring sites. There are other mums with blogs who complete copious amounts of beautiful projects and I find them totally inspiring (hi Heidi!). I now intend to do the same.
I have seen that there are is a book that is being profiled about the place called Getting Things Done – The Art of Stree-free Productivity, which might be a tempting purchase at some point, but until then here are some obvious things which I am going to attempt to do:
Firstly, I am going to spend less time watching TV in the evenings (with the obvious exception of Australian Idol – although I am going to skip all the spin-offs such as Inside Idol and the Unforgettable special which are really just filler)
Also – I am going to spend less time browsing the web including a lot of blogs that I am really not that interested in but visit out of habit and history. No more browsing of ebay auctions, and less time spent in all those forums etc.
And I am even going to try just checking my favourite blogs once a week.
And finally, when the Sims2 is released I will resist playing it into the wee small hours of the morning
Here is a partial list of my current projects:
Surprise birth gift for baby Lucy (Surprise! It’s a year late!)
Birth gifts for four new babies (toy dogs)
Rowan sweater for Amelia
Series of cat dolls
Amelia’s birthday gift
website for friend
I want to add a couple of things to that list too:
Tigger (does anyone know where i can get Skacel Luxor 107 online? I can’t find it anywhere.)
some tote bags
the restoration of an old folding screen in the garage
finally finish my doll’s house
a pincushion in one of my ramekins