Back to School = Getting Organized!

Friday, August 28, 2009
Another great question, posed by the Etsy Bloggers Team -
“Back to school.” What does it mean to you?
Well, I have kids in public school starting next week, so this definitely has meaning for me… but as I type this, I shudder. (Just the suggestion of sitting in a classroom, having someone tell me what to do makes me cringe!) So… for relevance… I’ll stick with what this means for me right now.
Peace! Organization! Regular Scheduling!
With a great big sigh of relief.
Just about every aspect of my life flows so much better when there’s a regular schedule, and thankfully, the school year gives that to me. The kids have to get on a bus by a certain time, and I have exactly x amount of hours until they return. If I’m subbing in a school that day, I know that meals have to be planned, knitting has to be packed, and I can’t be caught lounging or sleeping in. The more I have to do, the more I seem to get done.

For example, two posts ago I showed a 90% finished wallet. Since then I’ve crocheted some flowers & thrown it all into a washing machine to felt it all up:
sushi wallet
Do you think I’m in any rush to sew a zipper in? No way! I need a schedule for this. A purpose, an occasion, or maybe I can put it in my to-go bag and hand-sew it while I’m out one afternoon.
I’ve been trying not to procrastinate too much this summer, but it’s been hard. I really feel I’ll get more done if I have less time. So… that’s what “Back to School” means for me.

Oh yeah, clothes shopping, too… but having pre/teen kids now, they know I’m not crazy about the mall, so we’ve been doing bunches of online shopping! They pick out what they need, I search for coupons, and accumulate points at MyPoints.com this way, too! (referral link)

What does “Back to School” mean for you? (whether you have kids in school or not!)

3 comments:

  1. It's always the busy people who get the projects done.

    You go girl!

    Linda

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  2. I really like your zipper pouch so far. :) I don't have any kids yet so back to school doesn't really affect me that much. :)
    Hope you had a great weekend and love to you!

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  3. Tammy: I need a nap after reading your blog! I give you a lot of credit for handling what you are handling - and crafting and blogging too.

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