Friday, November 19, 2010

Procrastination is the Thief of Time.....

How true! I am speaking as an expert here. You don't want to know how long it took me to write this post after I first thought of the title.

I am not an organized person. I faff about. I am easily distracted. I forget things. Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow is the tenet by which I live.

Time management is not my favourite subject but I have decided, eventually, that enough is enough and I must try to change my attitude. It's probably too late as I am nearing my 60th birthday and losing it big time!

I have devised a schedule! A daily and weekly schedule! It's a joy to behold - now that I have finally finished it. It took some time, given my aforementioned character defects.

I made a list of all the things I must remember to accomplish each day. I am fond of lists. I make quite a few of them but then I forget to look at them afterwards! I know exactly what I should be doing but I let life and general feeble-mindedness get in the way.

I placed each item where it should be in my gleaming new schedule. There aren't many empty spots I can tell you! There is even an entry entitled “Phone Mum”!

Yesterday, I did fine. That is mostly because “create schedule spreadsheet” was pretty much the only item! Today, I have lots to do. I have already managed two of the items on that list. This blog post is only the third item and it's already the middle of the afternoon. It didn't really help that my husband kept commandeering the computer. Or that my son phoned me unexpectedly. Or that I keep wobbling on and off. (See earlier post for details). But these are really just excuses for not doing what I know I should be doing.

I am very proud of my lovely little schedule. I only hope that I can master myself enough to keep up with it. My husband has taken to calling me “Rimmer”. If any of you have ever seen the TV series Red Dwarf then you will know to whom I refer!

This is Arnold Rimmer, he's a bit of a prat
The clock pictures all come from the studio of TimelyImpressions on Artfire! 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Shabby Sheep Boutique is now open!

I am pleased to announce the grand opening of Shabby Sheep Boutique!

My future daughter-in-law, the lovely Sheryl, has opened her very own shop where she lives, in the High Street, Brightlingsea, Essex. She stocks an eclectic mix of stylish, modern and popular homewares, gifts and jewellery.  She even has some of my jewellery for sale!

I am exceedingly pleased and excited for Sheryl and I wish her all the luck in the world with her project! She deserves to succeed after all the hard work she's put into this.  My son, Ben, did all the decorating and helped look after the kids too. I don't know where they get the energy from!

Very stylish shop front!

Enticing window display!
Sheryl standing proudly behind her counter!

I haven't seen it myself yet but I'm looking forward to that treat when I go to the UK at the end of November.

My sister, Jacqui, and my Mum went to see it at the weekend and took these photos. And very good they are too Mother!

If any of my lovely readers live in the area, please do go and have a look round.