Who'd ever think you could be so busy, when you don't have anything to do?
See... I've always been one for being resiliant.
I don't really like to sit around and do nothing... so I find things to do. Now... this doesn't mean I go 'round the house, all crazy, opening closet doors or looking in old boxes to see if there's something I can tidy or throw out (like my mom likes to do.... that's just looking for trouble if you ask me. That's called insanity
It's more that we all have projects that have been sitting on our to-do
list for months... you should see how long my list is!
Well... now is the time for me to do my to-dos
So, where to start. Well first off I started re-knitting an old scarf I had and never wore. It was just too wide and kind of unpractical, so I unravelled it all and started over. It's coming out pretty nicely! (I still have to finish it... I got sidetracked!)
Then, I've gotten back to jobsearching. So everyday I check my emails, check the online job search engines and various job sites, send out emails, fax out my CV, etc. (Still waiting on a call for an interview!!!). I've also started buying the paper too.
Alos, I've had a crappy office chair for a while now, and it's just very uncomfortable. Well.. to be honest the chair on its own is fine. It's just that it's a bit too low for my desk and when looking up at the monitor, I stretch my neck too far. (OK... I just wanted a new one. Is that so bad???).
So yesterday I went to Ikea
with my sister. I'm totally broke and said to myswelf before walking in the door: "You're only here to buy a chair. That's all... in, find, out.... it's pretty simple.
Yeah, simple.... that's what I thought, but we all know I was kidding myself right?
Any of you familiar with Ikea
? It's like the grown-ups' toy store. Anything and everything you ever wanted for your home, office, garden, vacation home, is there. All in one large building.
It's heaven for all furniture lovers!
Needless to say I came home with an extra candle, a comforter set and a cool 5 -in-1 pant hanger. Boy that felt good.... and who said shopping wasn't a drug? Sure it is... it's an anti depressant! No, better yet.... it's a stimulant. It excites me waaay
more than coffee!! I'm on a high all day, after that! I was good though. I spent very very little.... *insert picture of halo here*
So I got home, and assembled my chair
. Oh yeah, didn't you know? That's the best part of Ikea furniture... you get to assemble it yourself! It gives you such a feeling of accomplishment, you have no idea! And considering that I'm wasting my time doing zilch, I might as well put it to good use, right?
So after my DIY chair assembly, I moved on to organise my closet. I have that new 5-in-1 hanger
right? This allowed me to get rid of a whole lot of hangers and make some extra space in there. It was a well needed change!
Now... seeing as I was sorting out one side of my closet, I had to tend to the other, don't you think? I mean, you wouldn't want your other side of the wardrobe getting jelous right?
You see, I keep all my shoes in the other side. Boxes and boxes of shoes, (<--- Imelda Marcus fan here folks!) and all my bags. Bags of all
sizes. Big ones, small ones, bags for when i go to the beach, work bags, stuff to carry documents in... you name it.
This closet was just a mess. Now this task I had been putting off for months! This was a real high priority on my to-do list. It was time to tackle the job!
I dived in.... and came out a winner! I found a spare box from where I would usually stow away my summer clothes (seeing as I left most of them in Indy) and decided to neatly put all my baags away in there. I also tossed out some old shoes and clothes I no longer wear. Man... do I have a lot of shit! Way too much stuff. I always think to myself "can you imagine if all stuff I'm throwing away right now, just suddenly transformed itself into the cash I spent to buy it
I mean, just picture your pile of crap (old clothes, old shoes, old bags, old books... you name it). Thta's a lot of stuff right? Now picture it all vanishing in one big *poof* and in its place, picture now the bills of $,€, £ or even yen spent on it. Yeah I know... makes me cry too.
So now that I had my room almost perfectly tidy (I still have a couple of more taks to tackle, but that'll be for some other time.... can't actually cross off everything
on my to-do list, can I?), I can sit down at my desk and start on some "IT" work I need to do. I have to put together my online portoflio, so I can qucikly show people what I've done. I also wanted to write to a friend of mine who's in the British Royal Navy. He's been shipped off somewhere undiscolsed to us civilians and he's bored out of his mind, so I promised I'd write him a letter. With that hand-written letter, I put together a cd compilation for him, so that's some IT going on there!
And now to get to my latest craze to keep me busy... moo cards
!!! They are simply awsome!! There's no other way to describe them! Well... OK. I could tell you that they're sort of like business cards, but a lot smaller. They are anything you want them to be. You can add personalised text on the back, and on the front you can have printed your pictures from Flickr
, or cute catchphrases, using skype
If you don't know those two websites, why the hell not??? They are truly amazing and have changed my life so much. I couldn't live without skype. It's my only means of communication with michael, nowadays. As for Flickr. It's a whole world of beauty and imagery and photography all in one place. All right there on your monitor screen... and so much more!
I've ordered my 10 free skype moo cards
. You can order some too. They will ship anywhere!! Just use the promo code freebie
. Hurry though... the promotion is only available for a few more days. As soon as I get mine, I'm going to send a couple out to people. There's a group in Flickr called Moo Me
, for all those people who want to swap Fickr Moo cards.
It's the "Garbage Pail Kids" collector card scenario all over again... only difference now is... I'm 30