It's rather odd, but here we are just five days away from Christmas and I find myself not doing anything remotely Christmassy. I don't know why, but I just can't seem to locate my festive mojo this year, it must be hiding somewhere very sneaky cos I have looked all over for it with no luck. I realised yesterday (when I pulled everything out of the linen cupboard) that am still not finished with gift buying, which I am rather miffed about as I thought I was pretty much done. I don't think I have much left to get, we are keeping things quite simple and on a tight budget for the Little Peeps this year, but having said that, I do appreciate the look of a nicely bulging stocking come Christmas morning.
I forgot to buy candy canes, (and the Little People LOVE to have them hanging in the tree) I've yet to buy wrapping paper, I haven't yet written my Christmas cards, but I did buy two nets of nuts and managed to locate our ancient nut crackers. Our tree is up, but no other decorations have made it out of the multiple boxes....yet. I may well go on a frenzied decorating spree next week when I am home and not rushing around like a loon trying to keep up with end of school stuff. It's been such a busy week and I am so glad it's over and we are into the holidays. I'm only just emerging out of the germ-fest that has been hanging around me for the past couple of weeks and I really do feel a bit worn.
I sat here at the table at lunch time eating a bowl of cold left over pasta for my lunch, and I thought to myself - I really, really, really wish that I was a tad more organised. I wish I could find a way to breeze effortlessly through my days, weeks and months without constantly feeling like I am about to trip and fall. I wish I didn't have to keep apologising for being late/forgetting things/losing things. I wish my home life didn't exist in such a clutter-filled mess all the time. I wish that somehow I could make my day to day practical life feel lighter.
And so today I made myself a promise that after Christmas, the wishing will be replaced with doing. I can do it. I CAN do it! I can be organised! I can write lists and make notes!! I can train myself to remember things, to make plans, to Write Things Down!!! I suddenly felt inspired today - honestly, it's as if an invisible someone had lit a fire under my backside cos I jumped up in the middle of eating my cold pasta and began a proper good rummage through the various piles of Miscellaneous Stuff around my desk. I located one wall planner, three calendars, two sets of organisational stickers, three notebooks, one set of pretty sticky notes and a recently purchased List Book.
I love calendars, diaries and notebooks very much, stickers too for that matter. I love to think about all the days stretching ahead, loaded with possibility. I've got three calendars lined up for 2015, two of them came free with magazines, and of course I have my beautiful Yarndale calendar which I am taking to hang on the wall in my studio. Talking of which, I'm going to be moving my studio in the New Year, and I'm excited about making a fresh start. I'm not moving far, just into the next door room at Coopers which is a bit smaller and more cosy for just me and my yarn stash to hang out in.
There are only twelve days left of this year and then we have a brand new fresh one to play with, I feel ridiculously excited about the months that lie ahead. I've got so much to look forward to, and I'm busy making all sorts of plans inside my messy mind, which of course I WILL be writing down in my notebook(s)! I'm looking forward to sharing much of it here on my blog....I think a bit of high intensity Home Blessing will be happening here in the New Year, gosh I am even getting excited at the thought of de-cluttering and cleaning, I don't know what's up with me.
ps I would LOVE to hear how you organise your days, whether you write lists, use notebooks, diaries, journals, calendars, filofax etc? Or do you do it electronically (phone/apps/laptop etc). How do you keep a track of it all?