I have been cleaning and tidying all day today due to having yet another rent inspection tomorrow. I was hoping to be tidied up before today but, with the Christmas festivities and then New Year and my general procrastination, I didn’t get really stuck in until today. I have to go back to work tomorrow (sigh) as well so it’s kind of a double-whammy of getting-my-act-together-ness.
Whilst tidying up, it is a general habit of mine to get distracted by anything and everything. Mostly, I get distracted by my own stuff. I find things I had forgotten about – unfinished projects, supplies I never put away, bits and pieces that are supposed to be part of something but never made it that far. Today I found, amongst other things, these clay tags I had been making MONTHS ago to put on Christmas presents.
They’re just made from air-dry clay, rolled out fairly thick (to prevent breakage), pierced with a skewer, allowed to dry out and then stamped on with various phrases and sentiments. Easy-peasy. Now if only I had remembered to use them 🙂
Worried that I will forget them again, I put one of them on the outside of the basket I have stowed them in – as a visual clue to what’s inside. There’s not telling if that will actually help me remember…I could stamp “do the dishes” on my forehead and I probably wouldn’t remember to do them, so there’s no guaranteeing this will help me in this instance either. But here’s hoping, I guess.
So, I am aching and tired and over the whole cleaning scenario. I even weeded the garden and did ironing today (!) so my body is basically going “what the hell???” and hurting left, right and centre. My feet are confused, due to me being on them all day, too. Being tidy – it’s not good for you. I think it is actually a health hazard 🙂
Hope you’ve had a productive day x