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I’m officially starring in my own version of Groundhog Day.  I’ve been so busy with the same old same old routines and who cares about routines, right?  And then I think that unless you’ve walked a mile in anyone’s shoes you never know, one person’s dull routine could be another person’s inspiration.  So I present my Groundhog Routine.

This has been my week:

  • exhausted from last big event, walking around in a fog and need coffee, lots of coffee
  • next big event only weeks away
  • stock take – what do I have left over from the last big event
  • make list
  • can’t be right, make another list
  • cull list because it looks too mad for words
  • build worksheet allocating a task to every hour of every day between now and big event
  • further list culling 
  • feel smug that on paper all will be well
  • goes pear-shaped on day 1 when unexpected order comes through
  • re-jiggle worksheet, it’s like playing tetris (…. gee, a bit of time out with a Sudoku puzzle and a cuppa would be good right now…..)
  • need a new list, this one is unreadable with all the scribbles, doodles, scratchings and add ons
  • finally a workable worksheet is telling me what to do and when to do it
  • oops, another order
  • urgent urge (chuckle!) to play with something new.  Us creatives are like that, all I have to do is touch something random and an idea jolts to life in my head and forces me to figure it out NOW
  • everything is at a standstill as the new idea comes to life
  • new idea is dodgy
  • obssessed with fixing new idea
  • worksheet needs updating, again
  • oh look, it’s Friday and I haven’t done anything yet
  • next big event getting closer, and now there’s another lined up after that
  • make list
  • repeat above
Are you like that?  I wonder how I ever get anything done.  Yet I am always with hook in hand and the only photos I take on Instagram are crochet ones because that’s all I ever do.  Prompting lovely Instagram followers to comment “Do you ever sleep?”.
My Groundhog Week in pictures:
The last big event, Finders Keepers at the divine Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
 Preparations for Finders Keepers – otherwise known as The Great Easter Crochet-a-thon

Out of the house, away from the desk, running errands. 
Stuck in traffic, loosing a day pursuing a new idea.  
Something tells me the Comedy Festival is on.
Wonder at how people manage to fit lives into their, well, lives. 
They clearly don’t crochet for a living!
The next big event – Bowerbird Bazaar in Adelaide
Meanwhile, how lovely are the girls at Bowerbird Bazaar?!  They have officially declared Crayon Chick to be gorgeous!   Check their blog out here!  And that’s a free Big Smile from me to them!
And just in case you thought it was all glamour and cups of tea, here’s a late night iPhone shot of how it really is.  Crocheting on the couch, close to midnight, wine, late night tv, comatose cat on lap, worksheet telling me I can’t go to bed until I’ve filled my daily crochet quota, work stacks (always neatly lined up), trakkie daks.  
Keeping it real, peeps!
April 12, 2013 - 7:47 am

Morgan Wills - I LOVE lists! There is something about crossing things off that is just so satisfying! Have a great time at Bowerbird! xx

April 12, 2013 - 1:32 am

Frankie and Ray - You have a way with words, my friend! I laughed with you at your list. And keep at that new idea, it’s the icing on our donut. xx

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