Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Organizing Makes Time for Fun!


 

 This week I’ve been reorganizing my computer.  Peter rebuilt it and that meant I had to save everything and put it back when he had finished. 
It occurred to me that I have been pretty sloppy about saving and organizing my many (and I do mean many) photographs.  So instead of just dumping them on the ‘new’ computer, I went through them and deleted, organized, deleted, organized and now they are back in folders where I can actually find them.  That also meant there was no time to play in clay or make jewelry!   “It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  - and then do it again!
The exercise reminded me, once again, to do it right the first time.  It saves time, money, eyesight, frustration and makes more room for joy!  So this small bundle of success has inspired me to take more time for the little things - the first time around. 
Now that I have my work done, I'm going to play!  A reward!

I’ll be out of town this weekend enjoying the Tucson Symphony play Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, which famously caused a riot at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris at the premiere in 1913.  Also the Tucson Early Music Society, http://azearlymusic.org   features ‘The New Esterházy Quartet’ performing music showcasing Mozart and Haydn's Intertwined Relationship.  History and music never cease to entertain! 
And yes, we will see friends, go birding and visit one of my favorite places – The Sonoran Desert Museum http://desertmuseum.org/  I’ll have lots more photographs to put in the correct folders and to share on Tuesday’s Nature Post!




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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Organizing Makes Time for Fun!


 

 This week I’ve been reorganizing my computer.  Peter rebuilt it and that meant I had to save everything and put it back when he had finished. 
It occurred to me that I have been pretty sloppy about saving and organizing my many (and I do mean many) photographs.  So instead of just dumping them on the ‘new’ computer, I went through them and deleted, organized, deleted, organized and now they are back in folders where I can actually find them.  That also meant there was no time to play in clay or make jewelry!   “It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  - and then do it again!
The exercise reminded me, once again, to do it right the first time.  It saves time, money, eyesight, frustration and makes more room for joy!  So this small bundle of success has inspired me to take more time for the little things - the first time around. 
Now that I have my work done, I'm going to play!  A reward!

I’ll be out of town this weekend enjoying the Tucson Symphony play Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, which famously caused a riot at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris at the premiere in 1913.  Also the Tucson Early Music Society, http://azearlymusic.org   features ‘The New Esterházy Quartet’ performing music showcasing Mozart and Haydn's Intertwined Relationship.  History and music never cease to entertain! 
And yes, we will see friends, go birding and visit one of my favorite places – The Sonoran Desert Museum http://desertmuseum.org/  I’ll have lots more photographs to put in the correct folders and to share on Tuesday’s Nature Post!




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