I have spent the last hour clearing out some photo files on my computer. They dated from June 2010 to Dec 2010. I did not do much more than check to see what was in each folder and deleted the ones I knew I would not want and kept anything that looked like something I might want. I will have to go back and delete individual pictures for each file next and refine my keepers!
I still have all of 2011 to edit as well!!! It seems that I like to take pictures of everything!
I then went into my recycle bin – I don’t think that I have ever emptied it before – there were almost 4000 files. It took the computer over a minute to empty the bin.
This all started because I wanted to use my pictures as a slide show for my screen. I did not want pictures from the store or from partly done projects. I did not quite realise what I was up against. This will be a summer long project. Every now and then I will just make it a point to edit or delete files over the next few months until everything is organized!
Organized – talk about a novel idea! I have tried and failed to get any one part of my life organized over the years. Any attempt lasts maybe a week until things start to pile up – literally – and all form of organization is lost. I seem to work best in Chaos! The advent of Sophie has only added to the Chaos, now I have stuff piled up on my other stuff! Sigh!
Are you the type of person who needs to be orderly, to have a place for everything and everything in place? Or are you like me – Chaos abounds and rules the pace of the day?
I envy those who can create and work in an orderly fashion. I seem to always aspire but never to achieve the order that others can surround themselves with. Especially in the last few years my thoughts bound from idea to idea. I have lost more idea’s than I have ever created. If I was orderly they would get recorded and revisited and maybe created!
This morning we also went for a walk around Diver’s Lake. There is a great deal more to that park than I ever realised. It was a wonderful walk, bits of clear blue sky, birds singing everywhere, but seldom seen. Wild Violets were blooming and the Catkins were falling apart – with the help of many of those invisible birds.
It is almost time to get ready for work. I have a class tonight. We are working on the EZ’s Baby Surprise Jacket. It is a very fun pattern with unexpected results!
PS – Right now Tom and Sophie are at loggerheads. Each trying to stare the other down. Sophie wants to dig a hole in the middle of the yard and Tom wants to stop her. The individual stares are identical!