Sometimes it seems life is unfair. Well, okay. Life is unfair a lot of the time. I’ve had a huge project hanging over my head for a long time. It’s one that will take a block of days, uninterrupted, to accomplish. Finally, finally I thought I had that block of time carved out and protected. Wrong. So wrong.
For those of you who read my last post, “We’re Home”, you’ll remember the project — the organization of my ultra-messy, unusable office. My goal was to get started and finish my project by Thanksgiving and then report on it here on my blog. One of you, who read the post, even expect to be able to read of my success by that date. Your patience will be required and I hope you’ll accept this substitute.
Thanksgiving will go by with my goal unmet. I had forgotten about my commitment to participate in the church bazaar last weekend. During the bazaar we sell soup and sandwiches to raise funds for our childrens’ activities and I make the soup. For two days I made vegan chili (4½ gallons) and chicken noodle soup (3 gallons), kept watch over it and served it. I’m not getting any younger and all those hours on my feet take a toll on my energy.
I can still do this, I thought. I can work on my project during the four days between the bazaar and Thanksgiving. Wrong again! I’ve spent the past two days down with a nasty cold, trying to keep it from turning into bronchitis or pneumonia. Now there are only two days left until Thanksgiving. One of them will be devoted to grocery shopping and cooking. The office will not be worked on.
Nevertheless, progress was made. My file cabinet, the key to my organizing, has arrived at the house!
I am determined to persevere. I will have six days after Thanksgiving to work on the office before I travel to my daughter’s home. I’ll be helping her with my two young grandaughters before, during and after the birth of her third child. I can sort and toss or file reams of papers in six days time. I can finally get my office supplies off the top of the bookcase and hutch. I’m actually looking forward to it.
My new goal is to have the office organized by the end of November. You’ll have to check back the first weekend in December to see if I reached my goal.
p.s. By the way. Does anybody out there want to buy a good, used commercial-grade photocopier? It doesn’t belong in my office anymore.