Saturday, January 28, 2012

At sixes and sevens

Have you ever had one of those days/weeks/months?

According to Wikipedia -

To be "at sixes and sevens" is an English phrase and idiom, common in the United Kingdom. It is used to describe a state of confusion or disarray.

Well that is how I have been feeling this last few weeks.

As some of you know, I am not in paid work at the moment and refer to myself as 'semi-retired' instead of unemployed.  

How I used to yearn for a time when I was at home all day so that I could:
  • do all of my household chores to my satisfaction
  • make wonderful home cooked meals
  • meet up with other friends for 'cake & coffee'
  • go into the city to lunch with former work colleagues
  • finally go to Ikea and Harbour Town
  • just have the freedom to 'go shopping' for the hell of it
  • spend ALL DAY crafting/sewing
  • you get the gist of this list ........... I bet you could even add a few of your own desires ;-)
Since Christmas, I have had a hard time concentrating on one thing.  If I am sewing, I am thinking about the next card I have to make.  If I am making a card, I am thinking about what I can sew in the hope of selling something.  When I am on the computer, I am thinking about all of the other things I should be doing ;-) like dishes, washing, ironing - you know the boring stuff ;-)  When I am doing household chores, I think about all the blogs I could be visiting ;-)

During January, I compiled my UFO (UnFinished Objects) list and had a real sense of achievement when I actually finished one of those items - Now I seem to be stuck on the next thing to tackle/start.  Should it be another UFO or can I start on a new project?

I also compiled a list of up-coming birthdays so that I can make the required birthday cards in advance - I know I have a birthday coming up next week and do you think I can get motivated to make a card?  I have been 'brewing' ideas for a few weeks now - I actually think it is because it is a milestone birthday for a very special friend and I have too many ideas floating around and cannot settle on one ;-) 

I think I need to spend some time 'organising' the areas I spend most of my time - kitchen, Craft & Sewing - so that I can produce these wonderful home cooked meals, beautifully personalised cards & make some gorgeous handmade items to sell so that I don't have to return to the workforce.

Maybe if I give myself a timetable and nominate a particular day to do things - it seems to work for the various chores I have ;-)

Do you feel like I do?  If you do, what do you do about it?
(that's gone and done it .......... now I have Peter Frampton in my head ;-))

Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.


  1. Yes, I hear you! Completely!
    I like your idea of having different days for different tasks - but still having the flexibility to change it up.
    Hope you feel better soon x

  2. I am going through this too. I get started on doing something ,then another idea pops into my head, I think it's ADD.
    My craft room is a mess,but I'm home now because my husband hurt his knee and I have plenty of time to get it together. I also think your task for a different day is good.

  3. So can relate. Great if you can assign different things to different days but still be flexible. I go through stages of the mornings are for cleaning up the house and do all those sorts of things so that I can sit back in the arvo and do either crafting or computer time without thinking 'I should be doing......

  4. Merry, LOL I have been doing the same thing - morning for chores, arvos for 'good stuff' but the mind still wanders ;-) I think it might be the natural 'after Christmas anti-climax' and hope it will settle down soon ;)
    thanks for leaving a lovely comment ;-)


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