i was clearly born to be a badly organised person and who am i to fight against the force of Mother Nature?
since my announcement to train myself to be a "doer" rather than a "thinker", i honestly believe my time management skills have become worse
**is that possible i hear Stephen mutter**
well yes dear readers i do believe it is....
take yesterday for instance...
i had great plans to do all manner of useful things but all i actually managed was to start the unpacking of books and the loading of the bookshelves
by the time i had dusted down each book, been distracted by various titles, pretty pictures etc, arranged, rearranged, added china, glass, pictures, moved china, glass and pictures numerous times....
you get the idea
and i have now decided that the rest of the wall will not be yet more bookshelves but will in fact house my piano
so i guess i unpacked a small portion of our book collection and made one decision but that was it - the full extent of my day - i did of course wash up, tidy round, feed animals etc but i do that everyday and have it down to a fine art.
i honestly believe that this house will not be finished this year - i have still to choose the bathroom showers, baths and basins, tiles, flooring and the sofa's for the main living space - this has been the hardest decision of all - the beautiful sofa's i dream of are totally impractical for a house in the Highlands which contains cats and dogs and who knows what else in the future..
the covers are not removable for washing and the fabric would make a dreamy cat scratching post - the fact that the price is on the high side makes the dream impossible so the search for a more practical but still appealing seating arrangement began
to say that the search is not going well and that i am starting to fear that when my parents come to stay in May i will be offering them their own personal wooden apple crate to sit on ...... ack
i have searched the internet and am now waiting for fabric samples to arrive from Tesco's of all places - i simply cannot find a sofa with washable removable covers that i like so we are thinking that we will go for the cheaper sofa option that will be comfy, have the look that we are after whilst enabling us to see the dogs leaping about on it without us both dropping dead from heart failure.....
i just need those samples to be the right shade of grey.....
anyway, i digress....
back to the reality of my time management - today i have a list of tasks that need completing and yet i have found myself squeezing in a little knitting when ever i can, which if the item was a gift or something essential would be o.k but the truth of it is.....
my failed to be trained brain has decided that what i need to make my life happier is a pair of hand knitted leg warmers
who would have thought?