Wednesday, November 27, 2013

From bedlam to boredom and back...

Hi folks...it's official...the no work regime ain't working...instead of the intended having lots of playtime...I've fallen into that age old trap...the more time you have on your hands...the less you get done...the cubbyhole crew have been struck down with the dreaded lazitis virus...the kettle is complaining of being over worked and the sofa cushion has a permanent dent from overuse...in other words the daily routine has just flown out of the window.
Not exactly helped by the Furry Boy's alarm clock either...it seems it's eventually adjusted to the time change but has gone beserk in the other direction...sleeping in until 8-9 o'clock is playing haywire with my body clock...you stay up later at night and before you know you're in a vicious circle of can't be bothered doing anything. It seems we've gone from the usual cubbyhole bedlam to boredom all in the space of a few days.
But help was at hand when the old brain kicked in....the one that's used to constantly coming up with insane ideas to help this old crafty girl out of a tight spot and what better way to halt the idleness than a much needed declutter of the cubbyhole...the "wish I'd never started" solution to get things back to normal...
So with a mountain of black bags...we got stuck in...clearing the walls of all the old projects ready for a freshen up make-over in the New Year...
and a "taking no prisoners" ruthless clear out of all the stuff I never use...none of the "that might come in handy...back in the drawer" nonsense...boxed up and delivered to a local cardmaking group before I could do my usual dithering...once it's gone it's gone as they say. But like all  my "brilliant but insane" ideas...this particular mad moment task grew legs...well if a job's worth doing...it's worth doing right...every nook and crannie was cleared...every surface cleaned within an inch of it's life...the keepers are back in place and the last of the clutter will be accompanying me on a trip to my local Car Boot on Sunday...weather permitting.


I've been "from bedlam to boredom and back" in the last few days but hey it's worked wonders curing me of my lazitis syndrome...since then I've been cracking on with my "Eclectic Elements" Journal which was intended for all my Creative Chemistry 102 tags but that idea hit the skids in spectacular "No Way Jose" fashion and I'll be back tomorrow to tell you all about that particular cubbyhole saga.
Hugs Kath xx

13 comments:

stampernancy@hotmail.com said...

all that give away makes me anxious just looking at it - I think I have a problem :) good for you to be able to do that

Glennis said...

Wow - I wish I was at your car boot sale - I see goodies there that would be so useful

scrappymo! said...

If I lived over the pond, I would so be at your car boot sale!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Oh my how far is it from Blackpool to your car boot sale???????? Susan x

Rita said...

Good Morning Mrs mop. I need to take a leaf out of your book Kath. Well Done to you for being so ruthless too. I always start well when cleaning out , but then I end up keeping some of it just in case. Have another Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Well done Kath. I try never to put anything in my craftroom that I know I won't use but somehow things still get in there and a clearout is needed.

Ribbon Girl said...

ooh you're brave Kath - but will it be 'out with the old' then 'in with the new' to fill the spaces left? Buddy could you have a word with Haggis, he thinks night time is day time and vice versa just now hugs Mary x

Julie Brooks said...

Well done Kath! That's exactly what I'll be doing in between Christmas and New Year - having a real good sort out! Have a great day. Hugs to you and buddy, love Julie xxx

rachel said...

wow that looks like a a spectacular sort out Kath - really wonderful thing to do - but hard too xx

craftyfoxglove said...

Good for you! the place looks so tidy and spacious. I'm still asking for shelves from Santa (three years in a row) but hubby is reluctant to put them up so I deliberately leave things lying on the floor to annoy him! Maybe he'll take the hint one day. Have a great Wednesday Valxxx

Karen Petitt said...

If I didn't live so far from you I'd be at that car boot sale. I'm envious of those stamps - lucky local group too. A really nice thing to that xx

trish said...

Hi Kath, I widna mind going to your car boot sale but I should probably have a clear out myself. I did put a lot of stuff into the charity shop a while ago but it's nay long or it mounts up again. You're not a person who can sit still for long without having the urge to get up and do something, too many people sit on their bums all day...Trish

trish said...

Hi Kath, I widna mind going to your car boot sale but I should probably have a clear out myself. I did put a lot of stuff into the charity shop a while ago but it's nay long or it mounts up again. You're not a person who can sit still for long without having the urge to get up and do something, too many people sit on their bums all day...Trish

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