Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Eight Days a Week...

The Beatles had it right - eight days a week would be lovely, if not only to love but to craft as well! Actually, I think I would like not only the extra day, but better yet more hours in that day. And tell the rest of the world to time out a minute so I can sneak a nap in there somewhere, so I can stay up later and get more done...

I know I can't be the only one who wants more time. More time to create, more time with the kids, more time to watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer... but I digress. I wonder, though, if I had more time, would I use it wisely? It is my New Year's Resolution (I know, I know - it is almost May) to manage my time better. I just keep thinking I'll start managing my time better once I get "caught up."

I hear you snickering.

What I have come to realize is that even if I had 49 hours each day, I would still be "behind" only because I have 50 things I want to do each day. I get easily sidetracked, to put it mildly. I will start with thinking I want to work with paper, then make some flowers, then decide I should add a charm in the middle, then bust out my clay supplies, then want to go online to shop for a new mold, then stumble upon a blog with tips for clay that also has tips for soldering, then the next thing you know, I am on the hunt for microscope slides, then remember that I have some already in my Cupboard of Good Intentions where I then find those oversized playing cards I meant to make art dolls with.... so then I decide I need to clean my studio so I can find those metal shoe charms that would be perfect feet for the doll that is dancing in my head, but instead find some random paper on my worktable that would make a perfect skirt for that miniature dress form... But wait-

... that paper was supposed to be used for those paper flowers. Oops. Maybe I should just go shopping at the scrapbook store to get some more paper...

Is there a support group for this kind of crazy?


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