Each and every Wednesday, I attempt to join in with WOYWW but because of said life-changing event, by the time i've got myself together and sorted out then done what I need to do, it usually gets a bit late or I'm caught up in something else and the moment passes by. If you are unfamiliar with the WOYWW concept - then you need to go HERE in order to find out how you may join in yourself. Put it this way, it's like a link-party/blog hop where you collect friends along the way, along with views of desks or workspaces that are in a varying state of order or disarray. In the early days, I was renowned for my rather long posts, but I've always been one to talk a lot, write a lot, comment a lot or even text a lot...
Recently, I've also attempted on several occasions to post regular stuff on to my blog; I start the post, then something happens to distract me and I end up with several posts in draft form on my blog post list...
However, you're not here to hear all about that - you want to see what's on my desk don't you? Well, I've just taken these pictures this morning and its NOT A PRETTY SIGHT!!!
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There is a pile of CD Roms - the top one is the shabby vintage something or other from Debbie Moore - I also have the Haberdashery one - they were on offer together and are really pretty... On the pile is also the first Nigel May CD that I bought for my Mum - but have borrowed it back for a while seeing as she keeps pleading ignorance on how to use it (the whole reason I bought it for her is because it's easy to use). Also on the pile are some Docrafts Digital Designer CD Roms - The Forever Friends 'Best of British', Papermania 'Portobello Road', Boofle and Papermania 'Capsule Collection' - the free one that came with the Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine - this was to add to the full version I already have. Come to think of it, there is only one of the Digital Designer CD Roms I don't have, and that's the Me to You Spring collection... which I missed for some reason - but I'm not paying the 'pretend full price' for it...
There is a hair colour on there which I need to do the patch test for, a treasure chest I'm decorating for my sister - so far I've got all the painting on it done - it's silvery purple (several layers of acrylic paint)... I just need to finish it off. Some unread magazines on there, a couple of small canvases that I've painted - the rest is simply stuff I need to put away in their rightful places (not that the aforementioned things should rightfully be on the desk or anything)!!! Everything has a rightful home - I'll be putting things away over the course of the day, in between cooking, pegging washing out, cleaning and playing)!!!
Here is a second picture which is just another aspect of the messy desk:
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I haven't been very good at blogging at all just recently - and that goes for visiting desks and blogs in addition to the lack of posts from me. I have been working on quite a few projects in the last 2-3 months because there has been some rather big birthdays and events going on - some milestone birthdays etc etc... each time I embark on making a 'special' card, like everyone, I pour my heart and soul into it, but the effort I have to make just to get the same result, feels like double any effort I would have had to make in the past. Everything feels harder than it used to feel and that's not only because of my condition and how I feel daily, but down to the side effects of the medication too. That said, I am a million miles better mentally than I was a couple of years ago - even up to before the New Year - it's a matter of the mind being willing - the body aint so co-operative at times.
To add to everything else, I currently have a gazillion e-mails to tend to and feel like I spend my days wading through the stuff that I don't need to read right now but don't want to unsubscribe from in case I miss something... it's like treading swamp water. I've got some emails from very dear 'e-friends' that I have to even read yet - and all added together feels epic at times. So, if you are reading this but still waiting for a response to an email... apologies - it's on its way :O)
So, my friends, this blog post comes with a caveat / a friendly 'heads-up' / an apology in advance.... because I may not be able to get round everyone - for each or some of the reasons that I mention above - but one that I forgot to mention... If I don't fall to sleep after being on the laptop for around ten minutes.... then I'm doing well.
If you can forgive me that, I will promise to get round to as many as I can over the coming week... If I don't pay you a visit, please believe me that it wasn't / isn't personal. It's me!!!
Biggest hugs and happy WOYWW
p.s. Don't forget to leave a comment... please :O) xx