One Moment: Being Organized is a Process, not a Product

So, although it isn’t always this clean, this is how my desk usually looks:
…and…this is how my desk has been looking this week:

Yup, my computer woes continue. Now, I’ve been freaked out about this…but not as much as I COULD be. Why?

Wonder hubby understands this stuff. He’s built this computer for me over the years, upgrading components a bit at time. I don’t think that there’s a single thing that’s actually original to the computer besides the actual case, which is ? years old? Something like that. Apparently this is the problem. My 64-bit dual core 4200+ AMDX processor with 8 GB of RAM is a bit too overpowering for the poor old e-machines case, even with the 2  fans we had installed inside. Couple that with a Vista update from hell and the poor thing cried Uncle. Windows 7 is being installed on a new hard drive, we’ll be able to access the old drive with all the programs and files on it, and a new gamers case is on it’s way to our house, with lots of fans to keep it super cool (and hopefully quieter, the noise of the old one drove me batty).

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you know that my computer is very important to me! The joy of my little business is I’ve had the resources and reason to buy a little laptop. And (thank GOD!) I set it up to synchronize most of my Candied Fabrics files, so although the screen is small and my ability to photoshop stuff is curtailed, I’ve been able keep on keepin’ on this week. But there’s been lots of time doing things I did NOT plan for in my run up to 2 more shows.

My moment? I work hard to setup  systems so things like broken computers don’t create a huge issue.  But each system, whether it’s a computer backup, or an organized drawer, takes time. It’s a process, deciding how best to set something up, actually DO the setting up, and then maintaining it. I’ve had to look for a couple of things this week that didn’t have homes, so I couldn’t find them (one time it was because it was in hubby’s desk…ahem…). I know that for me, things having a place to be helps me in times of stress and exhaustion. I celebrate that my life was easier this week than it could have been – but I also acknowledge that there’s more to do. I should also acknowledge that being organized is a process, there’ll never be a “done”…but oh, wouldn’t that be nice?

om [one moment] meet upalamodestuff Linda has started a weekly meetup based on taking a moment each week to really notice something as you go about your daily grind life. I need to do this. You may want to too – read more about it here:

4 Responses

  1. A place for everything and everything in its place, that’s my goal. You seem to be much further ahead than me. Thank goodness for your laptop!

  2. I’ve fooled myself into thinking that once I organize __blank___, I’ll be all set. It’s taken me 40-something years to figure out that it is a process, but one that is so rewarding.

    You inspire organization. How cool is that?

  3. I needed to hear this. Organization is a process. Man, it becomes a tiring process sometimes, doesn’t it? So many things and people to keep up with!