neat and tidy

April 21, 2010


The work table is clean again. The messes are cleared off and I am ready to get crackin’ at making another mess (shop update coming soon). My shelves are a bit tidy too. Though, my studio is far from clean. It is organized chaos as everything is put away, but not organized. So it is kinda clean, but not really. I really want to get more shelves up to help me, but I need to find some shelves to put up first. Oh boy! I am always a work in progress, but life is like that don’t you think?
a clean worktablesome of my camerasmy shelving
lazy together
I will be sure to get some work time in this afternoon, but right now, I just want to cuddle with my girls all day long. It is gloomy outside and drizzling, staying in bed and being under the covers is just so inviting. Good thing, I have a list of to-dos today to keep me focused. Do you make a list of daily to-dos? If so, what is on your list today?
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18 comments on “neat and tidy”

  • HKMarcum says:

    I couldn't resist snuggling with those sweet girls, either!

    Guess my cat will have to do 😉
    I used to make lists, but I just get disappointed when I (inevitably) don't accomplish something on them- so now I just do what I have to!

    http://www.slicedtomatoes.blogspot.com

  • lisaroy says:

    your girls are adorable!
    I used to make lists but now I try to just go with the flow – although it is easy to get distracted! : )

  • Becky says:

    clean, but that's always on my list. Prep dinner, write a little, prepare a new excel grid for our investments (snore), nap.

  • labeck says:

    I should have a to-do list..but all the “have-to's” are really in my head..rattling around in there.

    Today's list includes getting through a lot of work projects then at home doing a load of laundry, cleaning up the kitchen which is in a bit of a mess post-baking-muffins last night, and remembering to get to the store for toilet paper. Ran out this morning – of TP and kleenex in the house. Too close for comfort. But I'm sure I'm the only one who has done that, right?!

    Oh yeah – the exciting event of the evening is the youth ministry baptism tonight: three of my 8th grade girls are getting baptized along with a group of other kids as well.

  • Is that your oldest on the right?…she looks just like you. 🙂

  • Anna Joy says:

    your little girls are too cute!

    isn't it nice when the work table is cleaned up? but then it makes us have the urge to get it messy again!

  • Thalita Dol says:

    Couldn't agree more: here we are always a work im progress too!

    I don't make lists for the day, but for things in general tha I have to get done. I have a little note book just for that, and I keep it always in my purse, to remember what I have to do an to writte down some new to-do that I might think of.
    My 2 top items are 1- to buy a cover for my washing machine (my cats destroyed the one I had), 2-find a place to celebrate Lilla's 1st bday party in august (as we live in a small apartament with no space for the kids to play), 3- Get Lilla's Visa (as we are going to California in august!)

    kisses from Brzil!

  • Thalita Dol says:

    (gee, sorry for the mispelling… typing with one hsnd while Lilla sleeps in my arms)

  • swell.life says:

    today i am hitting the thrift store,
    getting my sewing machine fixed,
    making pinwheels,
    and cooking a whole entire chicken.

    love these photos of your creative space!

  • lina says:

    i love how you have your fun cameras all lined up : )
    i just bought a blackbird, fly & am excited to see the film developed!

  • Alely L. says:

    love your workspace/studio. mine always seems to be a mess : ).

  • Kris10 says:

    my studio is always a mess! love your work space!

  • jane says:

    hey! your work space looks a lot cleaner than when i was over. haha! i want to play again!!!!!

  • Melissa says:

    Cute picture of your girls. I'm a little envious of the nice work space. Mine is the dining room table and I try to clear it for dinner every night so my craft closet, which is quite large so I can't complain, gets piled with in-progress projects. Ironically, on my list today was to finish some of the half-done projects. Yeah, I actually did finish 2 projects. I finished a quilt that has been waiting to be finished for the last 3 months and I finished a summer dress for my sweet girl. Check, check 🙂

  • Tante Nie says:

    I like your blog!

  • ampersandity says:

    hi ruby, love your camera & string collection! ps. danni tells me lots of great things about you!

  • Rubyellen says:

    jane- um. yeah… the house looks a lot better!!!

    ampersandity- danni tells me wonderful things about you too!

    everyone- i can never get everything organized. organized chaos is what i am!

  • On my list grocery shop for the in-laws for their weekend stay and clean up the sewing room. Thanks for some motivations. It's gloomy here too… I might cuddle with my people instead too!

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