Wednesday, February 8, 2012

When good planning goes out the window...

I had all these great plans after Christmas for some multi-day crafting lead up to Valentine's Day but alas it hasn't happened.


It might have gone to plan if I had remembered to organise the trailer for the first long weekend we had (Auckland Anniversary) so that I could put all the rubbish in there instead of having to pile it all up for a week but then I would have missed out on some quality time with my family, especially with my darling hubbie.
It might have gone to plan if I had organised some help, other than just my husband and I, to clean the studio up. Luckily my son and nephew were available the next long weekend we had (Waitangi Weekend). This meant we got all the heavy moving and rearranging done a week later but then I probably wouldn't have had everything out of the studio, the studio swept, the carpet laid and then everything back in the studio in under three hours.
It might have gone to plan if I had kept on top of upgrading my website instead of missing out an upgrade and then having to upgrade manually instead of automatically. But then I wouldn't have found out that my old host couldn't or wouldn't help me, so I wouldn't have gone looking for someone I could pay to do the upgrade and then I wouldn't have ended up with an amazing new look website that is supported by a fantastic guy Steve, who is probably sick of me harassing him already, even though its been less than 24 hours since he took over things.


We make plans with the best of intention... that is what my mission of getting organised is about this year... but for me part of being organised is also being flexible enough to know and understand that sometimes even the best laid plans of mice and men are apt to go straight out the window. What we need to remember is that sometimes... what we get instead is even better than what we planned to do.
My studio cleaning is still under way... there will be a blog in the next week or so about it, along with pictures - before, during and after. The Valentine's crafts will still happen, though maybe fewer than I had hoped for, but those that do get made will still serve the purpose of letting those I love know just how much I love them... and after all isn't that what Valentine's Day is all about... (if you forget all about the commercialism of it all LOL).


And do you like the new blog look... in honour of the big "V" Day. Just doing my part to share the love. 

6 comments:

Gypsy said...

I seem to be quite focused on planning at the moment too and noticing how things just don't work all that well when I don't have a plan of sorts. Or when things like a sleepy or not so sleepy baby throw out the plans. :-) Good luck with all your plans!

ScrapFX said...

I don't have the sleepy or not so sleepy baby but yes finding out that flexibility seems to be the word of the day more often than not at the moment. Given I haven't always been that flexible in the past I'm learning to cope. Just wish I could move from planning to doing a little bit faster lol.

Glenz said...

Me three,
I've been on a cleaning, sorting and giving away buzz too.

ScrapFX said...

I should throw out more or give away more but I keep thinking... I might use that for a class, or I can re-purpose that or I know I will use that soon, not sure how, but I need to keep it... ARRRGGGGHHHH LOL.

Carrie said...

Love the new look!

ScrapFX said...

Thank you so much Carrie. So do I!!