Saturday, June 30, 2018

Banned from the office, I finally got my hoard in order

After working into the wee hours of Friday night/Saturday morning, I decided I was going to ban myself from the office for the weekend. My goal: to not even set foot up there for two days. 

I knew I had put in a lot of hours for the month, but it wasn't until I looked at my time sheet that  I realized how many. Not knowing what to expect, in the job transition, I probably over committed for a time and am working toward adjustments. I'm so very thankful for the work. I'm not complaining about that at all. However, I know what it is to be a workaholic, and I'm trying not to get myself into that pattern. It's a bad habit, and I can't fall into that pattern, especially with fall quickly approaching when I need to and want to be available late into the nights to work on craft projects. 

I have to give myself down time. 

It's all going to work out. Now that I've overcome most of my technology problems, I have to work on my focus. It will all work out. I'm saying it again because it will and it is good. 

I really am enjoying being able to put some of my graphic design background into use. I know I've said it before, but it's true. I'm doing some ad design in addition to social media memes. I just didn't think it would be a 16-17 year break between opportunities to do it professionally. 

Now onto my weekend. Since I banned myself from going upstairs at the risk of getting sucked into something, then staying longer than I intended, I needed to work on crafty-related things. I finally boxed up all the finished projects that had been sitting on my kitchen table, leaning on chairs and hanging around the studio. Then, I had 200+ books sitting in this area of the room to the left. I had just gotten books organized when I got several more shipments. 

I had bought a shelf for the closet that did not fit. Determined to be able to walk through my house without kicking a box, I went out to Home Depot and bought one that had to be assembled inside the closet and just did fit. I barely got the shelves in the door and turned to install. That picture? All those books are double stacked. I have two other big, full shelves, a small one and books up the stairs. They are organized by pattern and colors. Well, one isn't. Long story.

I also put inventory stickers on four or five boxes of books. I need the rest of the boxes back out of the trailer to organize books and create a stock pile of cut books for the fall so we aren't cutting them during the week between two events. We have seven events confirmed for the fall. I have also been trying to find events and figure out our calendar the past few weeks. 

Now that I have a clear path to the stairs, I need to clean out the closet underneath and take all the stuff in it upstairs to a big closet so that I can have it for craft storage too. That is not going to be fun. However, it's all my Christmas stuff. I've decided if I do decorate for Christmas this year, I'm going to put my tree upstairs since that's where I am most waking hours. Notice how I just came full circle? 


I'm just trying to get used to the clean floor. It's the little things in life and think I can really appreciate this for a while.

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