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....

*smile*

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

17 comments:

Pam said...

Cute Post! Did you REALLY try to give that deer directions! That sounds like something I'd do. Generous of your hubs to give you until Thanksgiving - and good luck on making the deadline!

#2 on WOYWW this week!!

Sandy said...

Wow -- I think the whole idea of being crafty and frugal is kind of my goal! (I just didn't realize it until I saw your blog) Love your project! Happy WOYWW!

Ciara said...

Awww, that poor deer! Although he probably did think you were a little mad ;-)

Good luck with your 'vacating the premises'

Ciara
xx

PS - if you search for that TH book on amazon.com, they have a number of sellers who have it

Spyder said...

aw, poor little deer, but as least he got away unharmed and didn't go through your window! Great snoop, and thank you for reminding me I have some Autumn ATC's to do...(the leaves and the cut out leaf did that)
Have a Happy WOYWW!!
((Lyn)) #40

Hazel said...

Thanks for showing. Oh the poor deer! x Hazel #100

Sherry Goodloe said...

Enjoyed reading your post. And glad the deer made it out safely! *smiles*

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah Cindy, deadlines procrastination and chaos - it sounds very familiar to me and oh boy - it LOOKS GREAT!! I'm emjoying your husband's very dry humour; I must say mine can't celebrate a freebie, he too has to worry (on my behalf, apparently!) about the square inch of space it will take up. There'll always be room! BUT where is it all going to go for the holiday guests?!

Wipso said...

How lovely to have a deer so close but maybe not if they leave damage behind them eh?
A x

Twiglet said...

Great post! Follow the link below to find out about a Clover punch.
http://twiglet5.blogspot.com/2010/05/bird-dumfing-how-do-you-do-woyww.html

butlersabroad said...

Procrastination can be a good thing as long as it doesn't induce stress!! Hope you get your room back after Thanksgiving, but where are the visitors going to put their clothes cause we all know what's in those closets!! Poor deer, they get so confused and then scare very easily.

Hugs
Brenda

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Aw, I do hope that little dear is OK and good luck sorting out your stash before your visitors arrive.

Have a great week.
A.xx(4)

Theresa said...

Great Post Cindy! Hope you made your deadline and the deer made his too:)

Cardmaking Galore said...

Frugal is my word, lol! Love all that stash you have

akilli melek said...

luckily my husband doesnt venture into our spare room that i have claimed as my craft room as i keep redirecting visitors into the guest room beside it.
I asked him about pink martini and his response was that he could try and make one if i really wanted. I think he didnt quite understand my query, lol, so i guess he hasnt heard of them. Might try the more trendy girls at school to see if they have heard of the band. caroline #6

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i enjoyed your post and all the stories, specially the ones with your dh's questions. reminds me of my dh.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely work to craft in you have. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Glad the deer managed to get itself free. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 36)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's bad enough that I am running nearly a week late, then I have been plagued with that pesky 503 error all night. Just wanted to drop in and let you know I was here this week. Had a good laugh about the deer!