How is it I can ignore two whole boxes of paperwork "to be filed" for years on end, and then all of a sudden decide that it needs to be addressed this very week?
Hm, could it be that I am procrastinating on something else? I think we can all guess the answer to that one.
This month marks my four-year blog anniversary, and that's about exactly how long it's been since I did any serious filing or otherwise dealing with paperwork. The good thing about waiting so long is that 80 percent of it can be tossed. Well, not tossed, exactly, as a lot of it is personal and financial type things. I'll probably have a little party around the burn barrel soon. Hear that, Dad? I'm coming over to your place to set my stuff on fire.
A friend and former coworker, who was a young lawyer at the time and now is a financial advisor, told me he threw away all his bills right after he paid them. Like, immediately. On hearing this, I remember being shocked for a few seconds. This was before the days of going paperless and online access. I was taught one needed to save such things, although I was never really sure for how long. His response was, "What for?" and he went on to justify the rationale for his personal statute of limitations. I've become better at adopting this attitude in the years since, but apparently I'm not quite there yet.
I did find my mortgage paperwork in one of the boxes, along with an original car title and my sister-in-law's Health Care Power of Attorney. You know, things one might need to put one's hands on quickly without first having to sift through a few hundred pages of financial statements, receipts, and a couple colonoscopy reports (with color photos!).
Not much has been happening in the sewing room this week except for one sample block. I bought a Quick Curve Ruler so I could make the Mod Olives block following the tutorial at Sew Kind of Wonderful.
But I am apparently a big fumble-futz when it comes to curved rulers. I made a mess of the first few cuts and finally gave up on the rotary cutter altogether and used a marking pen with the ruler and then scissor-cut the pieces. I'm not sure what my problem was there. I'll take another whack at it (probably literally) another time.
Finally, I am taking baby steps to try to sneak around my procrastination problem. So even though it's been slow, the flow (my word for 2014) hasn't stopped completely.
A few days ago, I doodled a quilting idea for the Hubcap Diamond Star Halo quilt, and today I finally got it basted.
What are you working on this weekend?
I love everything about this song, a song about flow of another kind, as in a river (and life, in general). Darrell Scott can sure tell a story in his songwriting, and he is a master on the guitar.