A Glitch in Time…


I’m not the world’s most organized person…in fact…I rank down there in that category of people…who…fly by the seat of their pants most of the time…but…sometimes a situation does call for organization…and I make an effort to rise to the occasion…only to be amused by the result…

Some of you are aware that…Bertha…was a guest of honor…along with Madison John’s Agnes and Eleanor…at MasterKoda’s Sizzlin’ Summer Book Launch last night…

Now…if you’ve never attended one of these gala affairs…let me just say…they are online…they move quickly…and essentially…you snooze…you lose…so I did what I could to organize ahead of time…

I made lists of timeslots and prizes…with spaces for winners…it was all laid out…and…that part worked like a charm…in fact…I was able to capture all the winners and their respective prizes…life is good…

But…

You had to see that coming…there had to be a glitch or it would hardly be blog worthy…anyway…I decided to take it one step further…I’d package all of my prizes before the event…have them ready to mail…now that sounds…smart…like something an organized person would do…

I carefully sized-up each prize…to determine the appropriate mailer they would need…went shopping…came home and carefully…lovingly…got them ready to mail…

And all was well…except that I didn’t take into account that some lucky ducky peeps would win more than one prize…so…now…much of my packaging was for naught…I’ll be combining prizes and figuring out the best way to ship them…

Of course…my first response was to be just a tad bit frustrated…I’d wasted time and effort in my misplaced organization…but…Bertha…assured me that I hadn’t…not at all…

She said that even though I will be redoing packages…that organizing them…cleared the clutter…both on my guestroom bed…and my brain…and that is really the purpose of organizing…to clear the clutter…it doesn’t mean that it’s perfect…it doesn’t mean it won’t have to be changed…it’s just a good framework…

And…she’s right…what can I say…I did feel calmer once all the prizes were secured in mailers…I was able to relax…it won’t take much to combine the ones that go together…at least I know where they all are…all is well…

Maybe those uber organized people are on to something…well…they probably are…but I won’t go that far…

Jane

4 thoughts on “A Glitch in Time…

    • Christy…I sooooo appreciate you for coming to the event. I did go through everything last night…repackaged the ones that required it and got them all in today’s mail. It was still a lot easier than when they were just scattered around everywhere!

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