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February 19, 2008

Of Tuesdays and finding the time to get things done…

Filed under: Morning Musings — jackie @ 8:49 am

Good morning readers.

I’ve decided that we need to make the days longer. Is there any way to tack on a few extra hours to the day but still leave enough time to get a decent night’s sleep?

There are so many things that I want to do but not enough hours in the day to do them as well as go to school and run a functional household. I desperately need to cultivate better time management skills. My problem being that I’ve got almost, dare I say it, 50 years of bad habits to break. That’s right, I’m turning 50 in a few months. I’ve already gotten my notice from the AARP that I qualify for a card…

But…where was I? … Oh ya, time management. :o

As far as getting into the groove of a new routine, it’s been said that it takes 21 days to cultivate a new habit but it’s hard getting through those days without falling back into the same old routine.

I’m mostly a procrastinator when it comes to getting things done. I put things off until the last minute. I actually have good intentions about getting things done early but other things come up and well blah blah blah. I do actually keep a to do list but forget to look at it. Could this be a symptom of old age creeping in? Or perhaps it’s because the calendar is buried under a pile of stuff on my desk? Hmmmm… Dealing with clutter is another can o’worms…

Anyway…better time mangement is one of my goals for the year so If anyone has any tips or techniques that work for you, please share.

Of note…

This sewing book is a really cool idea. You could take the idea to the next level and make a book making book. I’ve been wanting to make a travel kit for my tools and supplies. I had been thinking about a roll up kind of thing but I like this idea much better.

Let’s see, I’d need places for several bone folders, scissors, needles, a cake of wax, a few cards of thread, cutting knife, awl, pencil and perhaps a small bottle of PVA. Can you think of anything else that would be needed? What about a small cutting mat? Also, how would you keep the supplies from sliding out when carried?

If anyone makes a book making book I’d love to see the results.

Ricë Freeman-Zachary has created a new Art Journal Quilts group on Yahoo. If you create art journals and you like working with paints and fabric you should check out this group. It’s still in it’s infancy stage but looks like it’s going to be a fun group to be a part of.

I hope everyone has a great day.

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