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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Confessions of a Brunette on the Internet 146

I can't believe that Thanksgiving was a week ago. Feels like forever ago. Not sure why... doesn't really feel like I have done much since then.

Friday I had the day off... so I slept in and then went and hung out with my mom. Started to make Christmas plans. I'm getting excited for my family to come. It will be so fun to have everyone here.

Saturday I tried to be productive since I felt like I had been so lazy on my days off. I did get a few things done including setting up Christmas at my house. Usually I don't set up Christmas until December... but I know how much Megan loves Christmas, so I decided to set up early. It made her happy. We both brought our our Christmas decorations and our house feels very festive now. Love it.

Monday we had a Santa Barbara party at the Williams house for all the Santa Barbarians that live in Utah. They have only been back from their 3 year mission as Temple presidents in Brazil for a few weeks. They were even mentioned in general conference last year... which is pretty cool. Anyway... I didn't know a lot of the people, none of my age friends went, which I was pretty bummed... but it was still fun to mingle with the Santa Barbarians for a while.

Other than that I have been visit taught and went visiting teaching (last week of the month) and had tithing settlement and mingled with the peeps in the ward and hung out with Dave (which I have now become the secretary for Dave for James. What? I don't know why. Dave doesn't answer James' text, so James text me to find out what Dave's schedule is like so they can get together for lunch.  I shouldn't even get involved... but i'm too nice and don't know how to say no.

A lot of people have been breaking up lately. It makes me sad. I'm sad because they are sad, but it also makes me sad because I feel like there is no hope for dating with us "older single adults". If my friends can't do it, how am I ever supposed to make it happen? That is how it makes me feel. Silly... I know.

I'm starting to get a cold and I'm NOT OKAY with it.

I have a strong desire to be organized in my life. Seriously. Organization makes me happy. I have an "OCD" board on Pintrest where I pin all things that have to do with cleaning and organizing. I want to take on these large projects to organize my life and save space and make things more accessible. However, these projects that are so big that they stay on my "To Do" list for a long time and I don't really end up doing them ever. Examples of this... I have a stack of VHS tapes (I know, who has those anymore) that need to be transferred to DVD (hopefully they are still in okay condition). I need to get all of my CD's into my itunes library and throw away all of my mix CD's. I want to scan all of my pictures that are in my scrapbooks so that I have a digital copy of all of my pictures... and in all honesty, I would throw away some of my scrapbooks and make better digital books because I scrapbooked when I was young and didn't know what I was doing and it isn't even cute and it takes up a lot of space. These are the types of projects that I am talking about. They sound so great and that they are going to make your life so much better.... easy to access when you are done, saving space, preserving history... but you know it's just going to take so much time, so you put it off. I really need to work on making these projects happen. I also need/want to make another T-Shirt quilt and have a lot of T-Shirts laying around. Why do I feel the need to do all of this?


Lori said...

I have a lot of those same projects on my to do list as well Tracy! T shirt blanket included & we have mostly VHS :) haha. Somehow each day just gets away from you... we need to make an action plan when I get to Utah!

Caytlin said...

I'm sad we missed the SB party. Sorry we weren't there to hang with you! We've had sick kids for 3 weeks and still going...I'm hoping this isn't the trend for the whole winter!

jamie hixon said...

I hear you on the project pile up. I have a million things on that list. Sometimes you get stuff done, sometimes you don't. I've learned to accept it... mostly.