OK. So I come here to write this morning’s post and I noticed that there is a contest for a Halloween candy holder. I have been kind of sluggish lately with getting some stuff done and kind of getting distracted (you all know how that can be!) and I am thinking the last thing I need is something else to get me off track.
Or is it?
Sometimes I do my best when I have twenty things to do in front of me. While I am not quite at twenty yet, it seems that things are kind of piling up. I wish I could figure out how this works.
Yesterday was good. I finished my written instructions for the calendar holder so I am good on that. There were over twenty pictures that I submitted with the plans and although the magazine certainly won’t use them all, it is good to have them there for them to choose from. I need to proof read everything today and then that is good to go. The main thing that I wanted to work on today was writing up the stack cutting article that I am submitting to go with the calendar project. Since I have all the photographs for that one, it should also go smoothly.
I spent several hours yesterday planning two different sets of ornaments. I want to update the site by the end of the month and I have ideas for a couple of different types of ornaments. Actually I have three and I think if I push really really hard I can get at least two of them done by then. Or am I dreaming???
Now this contest was brought to my attention and I have a good idea of what I want to do for it. My idea is not complex, but I think it is kind of cool and I would love to try it out.
I am torn in so many directions!
Last night I pooped out at the end of the day and wound up going to bed before ten. I think that writing and doing research all day pretty much wore me out. I was able to take a couple breaks, as it was a rare day when both of my kids called me and I got to catch up with each of them and find out what was up in each of their lives. (You parents out there will understand how good that feels!)
Today my son is getting eye surgery and I can’t help but be apprehensive about it. I wish I could magically be in Chicago to be there for him and his wife. It is classified as ‘minor’ surgery to adjust one of the muscles next to the eye, but he will be under general anesthetic for most of it and as a mom I can’t help but worry. That’s what moms do. He will be off work for a month and not able to drive for a couple of weeks so in my mind it can’t be that ‘minor.’ I’ll feel much better when I hear from him later on today.
It’s raining here and it is supposed to rain all day. I washed the car the day before yesterday and I am thinking that it is almost time to pack it in for the winter. I got the undercoating done a couple of weeks ago (No, I didn’t wash the undercoating off!) and it is all inspected, tuned up, and ready for another year. So now it is time to put it away. :) I figure I have a little time left, but I have been preparing for the winter months ahead and not having the freedom that I do now. Of course I have Keith here to take me places but we all know it isn’t the same when you have to depend on someone else to get you around. One day I will learn to drive a car with manual transmission, but there have just seemed to be so many better things to do. It isn’t really an issue beyond the one in my head anyway. Maybe I will learn next spring.
So today I am all over the place. I do have a list of what I want to accomplish, and I think that I should just start picking things off of it one by one.
(By the way – I checked the tracking on the package to New Jersey (the calendar) and as of 10:30 last night it was still in Quebec. There is no way it will arrive at the magazine today. I think that the French shore is quite safe from any singing on my part in the near future. Thank goodness for that!)
I hope you all have a good and productive day. I am going to get an early start at working and quit fooling around here on the computer and do some ‘real’ computer work. Maybe I will even get to the saw for a bit today. That would certainly be a treat!
Have a wonderful day!
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