A busy head

I suffer terribly from this, just ask my husband. Symptoms generally include having too many thoughts for the relatively small space that is my mind, flitting from one thing to the next and having a semi-permanent frown between my eyebrows. I'm fairly certain it's hereditary and that it's my mum's fault for passing on that gene! Things which are fighting for space in my head right now include:

:: coursework folders – although today was the deadline for those so that should free up a good 10% of brain space I should think!

:: ways to lose a smidgen of weight before our summer holiday and my sister's wedding. I'm trying to work out a way to do it without giving up chocolate which makes the task all the more difficult!

:: a ton of layout ideas which I just can't seem to get around to doing.

:: decorating ideas for the playroom which we just painted last week – how does one make a 6'x4' train set smaller?

:: Patrick's birthday – present ideas, party ideas, cake ideas……  Although I have created some fab invitations for him to give out. I'll share them later as I don't want to give the game away just yet :)

:: building myself up for buying new jeans. I used to be able to lift my size in Fat Face and just know they would fit, but they recently changed all their sizing without consulting me and it's causing a jean disaster. I know you know the feeling!

:: wanting to sew something but not really knowing what. I'd love a summer skirt and I also love this pattern at Sew Liberated.

When my head gets busy like this I tend to procrastinate, which makes the problem even worse. But this weekend I managed, with the help of a friend, to complete at least one layout. We challenged ourselves to use some products we got in our recent order and this is what I came up with. I've fallen into my old grid habit, but it works and I love seeing 8 photos of our holiday last summer on one page.

The good life

I'm hoping that the busyness in my head will ease soon and that I can motivate myself to do more creating and less thinking! What's going on in your head? 

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  • April 27, 2010 - 10:37 am

    Jo - Oh you can tell you’re an English teacher, you have such a way with words – love your posts. My head works the same way as yours – lots of things crammed in there causing me to procrastinate. In my head today are thoughts of how to get a book full of Week in the Life notes onto 6 little journaling cards per day. Like you I have birthday presents and party ideas knocking around in there. I think I should talk to you, they say a problem shared is a problem halved! I have trouble sleeping sometimes because my head is busy. I find it helps to empty it into a notebook before bed; write things down, list them and it helps to get those wandering thoughts prioritised. Now what can you fill that 10% of your brain with next? Oh and those Fat Face Jeans – right there with you on that one!
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  • April 27, 2010 - 11:04 am

    Sheila - OK for a start I do not think I was actually that much help – more a hindrance with my crazy stash buying hormonal day! Love your grid layout – may pinch it. Secondly I have just purchased pirate themed goodies from partypieces.co.uk for Cameron’s party, too easy to go mad on that site! Thirdly – try River Island for jeans, love their little flared ones!
    I too feel like I am getting not much done these days. I feel like I’ve slowed down since the great Bulgarian breakage. This was a problem until I watched that video on Cathy’s blog. Now I am just a blubbering mess! Hehe xo
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  • April 27, 2010 - 6:29 pm

    Judith - Can also share you thoughts on fat face sizing- I informed the poor male shop assistant a while back that the whole re-sizing thing wasn’t doing much to help my self-confidence…. his reply?…… customer feedback saying there was too much material in the clothes…. my reply?…..no-one asked me!!!!
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  • April 27, 2010 - 8:07 pm

    nannisandi - In my head at this moment in time-
    wedding stuff-that’s a fun thing.
    sick dog and washing doggy bedding.
    weight watchers-to go or not to go!!
    nails that won’t grow.
    gardening to do.
    BUT two gorgeous boys that make it all go away for a while!!
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  • May 2, 2010 - 2:35 am

    Maegan - I know just what you mean! And I am also trying to figure out how to lose weight without giving up chocolate!
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  • May 2, 2010 - 2:26 pm

    Auntie E - My head is full with – how will I ever use up the room full of stash I have and WHY do I keep buying MORE! Dieting – lost 7lbs and now keep “going up and down” with my wght since. Gardening that needs done and the fact that I HATE gardening is no encouragement. How to get ½ a tablet into a sick cat every day for the next 5 days. The pipe band season starts on 15th May and I am not ready for it – seems we just had Christmas. Oh yes, making wedding invitations for 2 neices – priority at the moment!!
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