img_1145Nothing motivates me more than a deadline…..and as a person who has very few deadlines now in her life, you would think that I would get the projects done in a timely manner since I have basically nothing going on in my life….but you would be wrong.  Dead wrong…..

Our accountant will tell you that she has to practically beg me to get her the info she needs to complete all of the business stuff that she does for us to keep us out of prison.  And it’s not that hard to compile but there it sits, waiting and waiting for me to scan it to her.  I do have a valid (?) excuse this time as we got a new printer and it is way more complicated than our old one and I have yet to figure out how to scan to the computer, or how to even make copies and syncing it to my ipad so I can print via Wi-Fi is just more than our senior minds can handle.  As soon as I get my “old age” monthly money, I will go and buy myself an uncomplicated, bare bones, easy to understand, printer/copier/scanner…..not that I still won’t miss deadlines but at least I have a passing chance to try to make them.

I used to do small craft shows and I would be up almost all night the eve before the show finishing projects.  Poor O’Neill as she would stay up helping me as she feared for my health (I would always get an aching pain in my right side when I was under pressure) and for my mental faculties (which, by then, were borderline schizo).  And every year I would VOW that I wasn’t going to do those last minute, late night, projects but lo and behold, as most of my promises seem to go, I broke it.  Year after crazy year….

Right now, I am behind on filing our WI state sales taxes and sending deposit refunds to renters (we own 48 storage units in Carlton) who have moved out in December.  Not to mention a list a mile long of other things that are waiting on my “DO NOW” list (some have been on the list for MONTHS).  I. Can’t. Even.

Yours till tomorrow (maybe),

The Queen of broken deadlines



About thelumberjackandthegypsy

The lumberjack is my husband and he owns Arrowhead Wood Products; Arrowhead Toboggan and Snowshoe; and Lake Superior Furniture Co. and is the exclusive manufacturer of wood shutters for Summit Hill Shutter Co. The gypsy is me, and I have a passion for teaching people to tap into their creative side, even when they think they don't have one! I did not grow up creative or artsy and I was in my thirties before I started sewing and creating things. I am a rug hooker; artisan teddy bear maker; painter (from pictures to large pieces of furniture!); knitter; doll maker; needle-felter, repurposer; sewer; decorator; blogger; glamper; reader; vintage jewelry maker; junker; and now a shop owner. But the lumberjack and I feel our greatest gifts in this world are our four grandkids and our daughter and her husband and our relationship with Jesus Christ. We have been married for more than 33 years and most of that time we have lived out in the country on a hobby farm where we have raised chickens, turkeys, ducks, goats, pigs and beef cattle. We also homeschooled our only child for her entire school years. We lived out our dream of being like the The Little House on the Prairie and they were great times. I also have a personal blog: where I tell stories of what life on the farm has been like and other things that pop up in my very weird mind. I prefer "quirky or eccentric" instead of weird (sounds more fascinating and less creepy)!

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