Thursday, August 28, 2008


Not long ago I put up this card table in my office because I was going to start cleaning out files. Instead, the card table has become a dumping ground for mail and things to put away. My desk also has things to file and put away, and on that gold paper is the print out of Judy's Labor Day weekend quilt if I don't have enough projects going already.
My laptop computer sits in front of my desktop computer because I was going to switch everything to my laptop and retire the desktop and of course it hasn't happened yet because that would take a day or two of concentrated effort and I can't even seem to find the energy to clear off my desk or the card table.
Why do I fall into these slumps? I got up this morning full of energy and did thirty minutes on the treadmill (a miracle for me) and since then I have moped around the house, reading, playing computer games, and just wasting time.
I'm waiting to hear news about my sister. She is being moved today from the hospital to a rehab facility and I'm waiting to hear when and where so that I can go and make sure she is comfortable. She has a husband and a daughter that can do all that, but I like to get involved too because I love her and want her to be happy. So I wait and can't seem to engage my mind on anything else.
I need to bury myself in a project but I just can't seem to get started. Anyone out there have any good advice? In the mean time, I think I will go back to my book.


Sara said...

Bonnie, the best way for me to get my house in order is to invite someone over that does not come to your house very often (in other words, not your cousin!). That way you will be "forced" to get things organized and put away so they don't think you are unorganized :-)

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I am busy, busy and don't have much time to organize. But - my 5 year old son and I do 2 10 minute pick-ups a day. 10 minutes seems like such a short period of time psychologically but you sure can get lots of things organized in 10 minutes! When the place is a complete mess neither my son or myself function very well - we just sort-ov slowly start tuning out and will give up. By doing the 2 clean-ups we are able to keep our "work" areas tidy so we are motivated to create (or work)!

Shasta said...

Happy belated birthday Bonnie. It sounds like you have a wonderful plan and are doing a great job following up on the plan. Make sure you schedule in breaks, and give yourself time to heal. I find when I am worried about things, I have a hard time getting motivated to do stuff too.
I hope your sister does well.

Maureen and P.D. the Pet Dog said...

Hi Bonnie, Please give your sister a hug from me, I'll keep her in my prayers. When I'm in a slump which happens often, I turn on some happy music to get myself going. I like Evelyn's 10 minute pick up too, great idea... when I want to finish or start a project I set a timer for one hour, it's amazing how much I can get done!