Thursday, January 7, 2010

I'm back ......

A bit later into 2010 than I meant to be but better late than never I say!!

When I look back over the last 6-7 weeks I still find it hard to comprehend just how busy I have been.  Two years ago, one week before Christmas my Dad had a heartattack.  Being the procrastinator that I am I was still quite disorganised leading up to the big day and it threw things into chaos.  I then swore that I was never going to be in that situation again - well this December I have had to eat those words.

It started with my 'other' job (the one that actually brings in the money so I can supply my yarn addiction haha!) and a decision that we were going to try and get some extraordinary results for December.  Now I don't tend to talk about that job on here - mainly because if I did then I would be very easily recognisable and since my job is what it is, I don't actually want to be that recognisable, but it is in the Legal field and I mostly enjoy it a lot.  In fact at times I wish I didn't enjoy it so much as I do get torn between where I want to go - I really want to expand Supurlative but I also want to keep working in my field and there is just not enough time to do both - but that's a whole other post :-).  Anyway, wanting extraordinarly results meant that December was going to be VERY busy just on that front for a start.

All was well and ticking along but then Christmas started creeping in, custom orders arrived and the end of school thing started - shared lunches, prizegivings, assemblies, half days etc for which this year we had two of everything (primary school is a lot crusier than integrated secondary schools!)  A couple of weeks out from Christmas I had to even stop listing and renewing things for Supurlative because I was basically out of stock (thank you so much all you wonderful buyers) and I just knew I didn't have the time to make more.

Then Brittany got sick and spent a day in hospital (I was so grateful Mark had the week before Christmas off so he dealt with that mainly) and more of my plans went out the window.  For the first year EVER, Mark and I spent Christmas Eve buying presents - arghhhhh.  Though I have to say some of that was because our darling daughter decided a few days earlier that she really wanted a guitar and lessons so her Christmas pressies that we had have been put away for her birthday and we went guitar hunting. 

On top of all that I'm still not sleeping properly so as you can imagine by the time Christmas day rocked up I was actually pretty much all over it before it started.  This year we had bought crackers for Mark's family and pudding (there goes my superwoman badge) and in fact, I even forgot the crackers for my families lunch  - luckily the ham and alcohol were well stocked LOL.

Then on Christmas Day itself disaster struck - really it had to didn't it, what could top all that but something big - I bit down on a MARSHMELLOW!!!!! and out came my tooth - one I'd previously had a root canel in so the whole filling (which was pretty much the whole tooth) came out.  One emergency dentist trip and huge amounts of $$ later - well lets just say that it was just as well that the alcohol was well stocked!!

So all in all I just look back and figure that going into 2010 I have two options -either just try and block it all out LOL or decide that I really need to get my organisation under control.  I've opted for the latter so for me 2010 is going to be all about ORGANISATION.  Phew, big task!!

Not only that but I have done a 10 for 2010 list that I plan on sticking to and so this year is going to be a big year for me.  I'm actually quite excited about it.  I have plans and ideas and goals and then rewards also for when these are put in action.  I'm determined that I don't want to be as stressed as I have been.  It's not good for me and it's not good for my family so I need to get it sorted.  So keep watch as a lot of it is going to be documented on here (I need to be accountable to someone!) starting in a couple of days with the list :-)

PS - we did get those results at work so at least something good came from December!!


  1. Stink about the tooth, that sucks :( 10 for 2010, do you know what I put down, 10 patterns, 10 Knitted garments, and then in a moment of stupidity I put 100 crochet projects, ROFLMAO so I have already put so much pressure on myself and the year has bearly started. *opppps*

  2. Helga (stokes Vegas)January 9, 2010 at 8:32 PM

    Hi Lisa, I feel such a stalker but I love reading your blog and will follow your progress on the organisational bits. Being organised might take a bit of effort but it makes life so much easier and less stressful (which makes sleeping so much more enjoyable)!