My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1168: An "Unorganized" Blog

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 11-18-2013 12:40 PM 1127 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s getting to be that time of year.

While I don’t mind sharing things here in my blog, there are some times when I simply can’t. I am working on some secret gift exchanges and I want them to be a surprise.

It makes it hard though, as I kind of put myself out here every day and everyone sees what I am up to. If I don’t think ahead, I have little to talk about.

Yesterday I attended a “Penny Sale” for the feral wharf cats in our area that live on the dock by the fish plant. It is an annual event that helps raise money for Adele – who heads the group that cares for them. They give the kitties shelter, food and medical treatment, as well as adopt as many kitties out as possible. The work that they do is long and hard and never finished and they give their heart and soul for the cats.

My friend and neighbor Lee is also a great advocate for this cause. He goes to the wharf every single day and makes sure they are all fed and warm and OK. He has a personal relationship with these animals that no one else has, and most of them come up to him and sit on his lap during his visits. He has five cats of his own and likes to take the ones that others may shun – the crippled or old or damaged cats. He has a heart of gold when it comes to them.

I only got to the sale after they started auctioning the items, after it was too late to put my coupons on the ones I wanted. But that didn’t matter much to me anyway. The prizes were wonderful, but I am not in need of anything and I attend more for the joy of going than for winning something. I just donated the money I had intended on spending anyway. That was good enough for me. (I found out they raised over $4500 for the cause yesterday!)
I am thrilled for the cats!

When I returned home, I began finishing up on my exchange gift. I had hoped in finishing it, but I am not quite there. I did sand the ornaments that I showed on yesterday’s blog and was thrilled that nothing broke. Now it is on to finishing them up today.

I received a call from my dentist’s office this morning already (8 am) and they will be able to repair my tooth later on today. So that is a good thing, even though it will break up my day. It is just the way it is going to be.

With that said, I will get to the tasks on hand. I had a nice order for some wood kits that I cut yesterday and I still need to package them so they can go out in the mail today. Yes – it is busy.

I apologize for the “unorganized blog” today. I suppose that sometimes things are just like that. It does replicate my life lately – where I am here and there and doing lots of different things. But it is all good, and I am happy.

I am sure I will have more to show tomorrow. :)

Happy Monday!

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#1 posted 11-18-2013 01:10 PM

Shelia, Yes, you are a busy busy lady. But, although you feel that on some days things go helter skelter I see you as very organized and preplanning is one of your super attributes. Glad the feline resource did so weel with their auction. You press on with PRIDE today.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#2 posted 11-18-2013 03:15 PM

If your blog feels unorganized, it’s just that it feels that way! Life happens and nothing you can do about it except roll with the flow and keep moving in the direction you want to go.i don’t see your comments as unorganized but rather as obstacles to deflect as best as you can because sometimes we get or seem to get more than our fair share. Just shrug your shoulder and move on. You are doing good!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 11-18-2013 08:57 PM

I suppose you guys are right. I just like when things do what they are supposed to. You are right though – all works out well and I am making progress. That is what counts. :)

I am happy and I am going to have some nice things to show tomorrow. Thanks for the support! :D


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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