Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Chaos and procrastination... WOYWW75
Hmmm....what were the names of those two cute little monsters in the animated Hercules movie? Well, they may as well have been chaos and procrastination as far as I'm concerned, though my chaotic studio days are numbered. Dh lovingly asked if I could clear out of this "satellite" room by Thanksgiving. We're having guests, you see. That's a reasonable request. Lol. The chaos on the desk (and the floor and sofa) this week stems from a variety of procrastinations.
But the way I look at it, my muse comes through very nicely when I procrastinate so it works for me......well, except for the racing pulse and the helter skelter skittishness to make it to the deadline. Hee hee. Anyway, Sunday at 1pm was the deadline for the Hope You Can Cling To challenges (a cause to make cards for breast cancer patients and their families in Texas) and I was able to complete 21 cards by then. (If you look quickly at my posts below, you'll see a number of them on display and, Elizabeth, I used the Anna Griffin self-inking stamp on the pink card with more than 3 butterflies on it.... you wanted to see the stamp in action.) P.S. There was a random drawing of names for prizes and I got one! When I told dh that I'd won two stamps sets, he asked cooly, "Where are you going to put them?" ROTFLOL. Luckily the conversation moved on before I had to answer that one....
The second procrastination came in the form of a card I'd been meaning to do for a Stampers' Sampler challenge to use tape in an unusual way..... (see the open magazine and typed up instructions on the desk?)
I ran to the post office with it yesterday because by my calculations, including the government holiday on Thursday for Veterans Day, my card just might get to California by the Monday deadline. Whew! I'll keep you posted on whether I get the good word from them. (That too, dh loves to kid me by asking what I'm paid if it's published. "A million dollars?" he asks. I laugh and tell him "No, just a free magazine..." Hee hee.)
This photo shows how I reached for a Copic marker from the soft case that was sitting on my lap yesterday and the whole lot of them fell onto the floor where they had to stay because of .... right... the deadline. Lol.
Lastly, if you're still with me. I was sitting having breakfast two days ago and I heard a noise that sounded like something falling off my roof. I came to find it was actually a deer that had, due to some kind of haste and miscalculation, wound up running onto the deck behind my house instead of sticking to the deer run. I watched helplessly while it tried to find a way off. It kept trying to stick its head and body through the wooden railings without any luck. I was mortified that it would try to crash through the window on the house side. Can you picture the scene as I opened the back door and yelled "Here, here, here!" hoping it would hear my voice and realize that the opening was at my end of the deck. LOL, I probably scared it more. It finally found a weak railing post and I watched as it forced its head through and then, amazingly the rest of its little buck body (I saw the two cute little horns forming on top of its head.) And here's the proof that I'm not making this up.
I could completely identify with the little guy. Maybe he was trying to make a deadline....
Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)