Sunday, October 16, 2011

Progress report...

Hmmm, so what progress have I made since my last post?  Honestly, not much...  I would like to take this opportunity to place most of the blame on my dear cousin in Washington for introducing me to a website called Pinterest!  If you are signed up there you can find me at:  http://pinterest.com/heidimein721/.  I'm not really great with links, so if that doesn't work just send me a message.  If you have not signed up for Pinterest, well, SAVE YOURSELF AND RUN AWAY NOW!!!  Sure, I can be OCD, but this is ridiculous!!!
So, back to progresses actually made!  I did end up closing three email addresses.  Although somehow the hotmail account still has yet to be closed and has somehow gotten hacked!  Don't ask me how this stuff works... But for the future...  When you are ready to delete an account, delete all the emails in all the files, including sent file, as well as your entire contact list!
So I got that much done!  I did also hem my nephews pants for Boy Scouts and sewed on a bunch of his patches!!!  So very excited for him!
That's about it though.  I have a pair of jeans that I need to hem for my mom, that is next up on the to-do's.  You know, the whole "start small" thing.  Then I will try to tackle the pile of holiday sewing.  Oh the cutting and pinning!!!  I tell you, it's not the sewing, it's all the prep work!  But I will get there, sooner or later...

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Dilemma of the Day!

Alright...  So here is the next dilemma of the day!  I've already said that I'm not organized.  I've mentioned my lack of motivation.  This all ties in...
What do you do when you have too many email addresses?  Distraction, I THINK SO!
Here's the deal...  I have too many email addresses.  I have a hotmail account that I probably should just delete.  I've had it for-ever though!  I've mentioned before that I'm a bit of a hoarder when it comes to emails, right?  So that's kind of the problem!  I keep emails too long.  Some I keep because they are from or are about people that I don't see often enough.  Even if they are forwarded spam!  It meant something that that person sent it to me!  Then there's the three emails I have for work, one for stuff for my kid, one for Pampered Chef that I don't sell anymore, my Stuff N Junk email account and my personal Yahoo! email.  What is that?  Nine emails...  Not to mention the fact that I get text messages each time I receive an email to each account.  Plus!  Two of my work emails (Yahoo! and AT&T) forward to my gmail email account, so I tend to read those emails two or three times!  The only email address I get heavily spammed is Hotmail, so I really could close that one and not be too heartbroken.  The Pampered Chef email account should be closed but I keep telling myself I need to export the address book first!  I could close at least one of the work emails, but I'd have to go to the websites that send me emails and change those addresses so they go to the right account.  Oh wait!  I forgot!!!  I also have an account for my nephew!!!  I had started a MySpace page for him so his family in Colorado could see him grow.  Of course, I haven't updated that silly thing in years...  I could probably close that email, if it's still open...
So even if I close the three (or four) email accounts I would still have six accounts to check.  Not so bad when I rush through and just delete all the ads, but when I actually start looking at and reading the emails...  Ah!!!  I have emails from YEARS AGO!!!  Hundreds of emails...  Where do I even begin?  Why do I even want to think about tackling this job?  I guess I'm just looking for hidden time...  You know what I mean?  The time spent looking for (or through) emails...  I keep looking at my sewing room, at my NOOK, at the chores that need to be done around the house.  ORGANIZATION, again, not my strong suit...
First things first...  Gonna delete the emails I don't really use.  Deleting four email addresses tonight, that's the goal!  I'm just not getting enough done to keep email accounts open that I know I don't really use!
Alright kidd-o's!!!  The countdown is on!!!  There are 76 days till Christmas...  The plan/goal:  Get organized and get stuff done!  Let's see where the next few months take me!!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

What to do???

I am not an organized person...
It has now been a week since we organized the sewing room and have I touched the machine?  Nope.
In my defense, I did get a bit of a bug around the middle of last week and we were gone for the weekend.  I did look at the room!  Mom and I discussed all the fun things that could get done now that the room is clean and organized!  But did I even pick up the scissors, a pattern?  Nothing.  Nada.  Zip.
Work has been slow these last couple weeks.  I am blessed that during these slower times I can work from home.  It came in really handy last week when I was taking cat naps between phone calls!  But with this added bonus of sharing an office space with my sewing space I should be able to do both, right?
This week I have started out by using the excuse that hubby isn't feeling well and Little girl can't be in Mommy's sewing room, therefore no sewing!  How long do you think I can keep that one up?  Even now, I am sitting less than three feet from the sewing table.  The fabric and machine...  They call to me...  I could make the Halloween panels that I spent so much time cutting out.  Cute little witch dolls, a couple pumpkins, a door hanging, some trick-or-treat bags...  Why does it take so much motivation to want to slide the chair over and thread the machine?  It's all right there!  And yet here I sit, typing a blog about what I could be getting done.
What to do???  Well, here I go...