Project Completion

Ello ello! Grace here.

Well, that little office revamp was a blast! The floor looks wonderful! I was quite excited to make todays blog about the FINAL RESULT! However…

I don’t know about you, but I have a project completion obsession. I wonder who I get that from? *Ahem* Barbara Gray much?

I LOVE a finished product, or completed card, a ticked-off list, a made bed, or finished job. Anything, as long as it’s complete! It reduces anxious feelings, for me, to get something done 100% and move on to the next thing. If I’m not going to finish the dishes, I’m certainly not going to start them! (folding laundry is a different story. Shush!)

Our management company seem to think the exact opposite way, unfortunately. So… although I’m beyond grateful for the new flooring, I can’t help but notice all the old wood and soggy debris that they dumped on our lovely terrace outside, instead of properly removing it from the building.

Or the lack of white paint job to cover the brown floor stain around the edges of the room.

Or most frustratingly… the big hole that they made in the wall, when they were reapplying the baseboards. So, I won’t show a picture of the end result, BECAUSE IT IS NOT THE END RESULT YET! ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s not a big deal. I just have to revert back to my gratitude listing. And then put my armor back on, to deal with them in the nicest and calmest possible way. I won’t say this to them…

Like the lovely Roz said in the comment section of my last blog: “It’s not a brain tumor”. QUITE RIGHT. Talk about grounding. And this is where good ol’ gratitude AND laughter can come into play.

It will get sorted. And in the meantime it’s much more enjoyable to get grateful and laugh about it, than rail about how useless some people can be, or how you’d have done something differently. What’s the point?

So, I’ve put my massive desk back together… but have decided to stay in the kitchen for a few extra days! Why focus on or look at something that will ultimately just annoy you or bring you down?

The view is nicer from here anyway ๐Ÿ™‚

Do you have any projects that need completing? Maybe a card that you got frustrated with, and decided you’d come back to? Or a January clear out of your clothes? Have you bought your Craft-Along-Kit for February yet? Or have you been putting it off?

Or maybe there’s just some pesky dishes in the sink that you’ve been ignoring to read this blog. This will be us when it’s all sorted!

I wonder what he accomplished.

Lotsa Love, Grace xoxo

Clarity โ€“ The Home of Art, Craft and Well-being.

10 thoughts on “Project Completion

  • 23rd January 2020 at 12:04 pm

    I giggled out loud when I read the shampoo poster. There really are people like that out there. You have a great attitude. Getting angry about the little things doesn’t do me any good.

    I love completing a project, whether at work or home. It’s probably why I like crafting. Whether I’m just making a card, making 26 boxes for my nephew’s Eagle Scout ceremony or even painting a wall or shoveling the driveway. I feel great when it’s finished.

    I think that’s why I like Groovi so much. You have to slow down and concentrate. I can focus on tracing out a pattern or picot cutting a lace border and just shut out the rest of world for a while. At at the end I have something beautiful. It’s a great stress reliever.

    I’ve been trying to organize my craft room this month. It’s been made very difficult due to needing to play with all the crafting goodies I got for Christmas!

    • 23rd January 2020 at 2:26 pm

      I agree, it could have been me writing these words, good luck tidying your craft room, my room is also spare bedroom and have a friend visiting next week so it’s a must do job for me โ˜บ๏ธ

  • 23rd January 2020 at 1:39 pm

    Love the shampoo quote. If you don’t get anywhere with the management company, sometimes it is just easier to fill and paint the wall. You have to choose your fights. Filling your office with arguments may not work as well as sorting it and moving on. Your standards differ from theirs. How will you feel if you assert your rights to the point a family man gets sacked? Ask and be grateful if they agree but we all have to decide how far to take things. Completed means different things to different people, especially on minimum wage where parents may go hungry.

  • 23rd January 2020 at 1:40 pm

    Hello Grace
    I like to finish my crafting projects. I can’t move on until the previous one is finished. Hence I struggle with my whitework, I know I have to leave it to rest but I almost have to sit on my hands, lol.

  • 23rd January 2020 at 2:25 pm

    Okay, you made me laugh out loud with that shampoo one! Shame that very few companies can do things right the first time and you have to fight with them. Good luck, but I don’t think they will be happy to have to deal with someone as strong and determined as you ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • 23rd January 2020 at 4:46 pm

    Oh dear….never mind it will get sorted. I had to laugh at your shampoo picture! It’s like the warnings on products that just make you think ‘really!!’ Like ‘warning may cause drowsiness’ on sleeping tablets or ‘warning may contain nuts’ on a pack of peanuts!! Who needs these warnings? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • 23rd January 2020 at 7:27 pm

    I love ticking things off on lists. I make lists of books that need marking, samples that need making and jobs that need doing. Nothing better than crossing them off the list. Hope you’re straight soon.

  • 24th January 2020 at 10:38 am

    Love the shampoo quote! Made me laugh out loud, my husband wondered what I was looking at!!?
    I also like to finish a project. The number of times I have persisted with a card which is not going right rather than step back for a while and go back to it later. It is amazing how you suddenly see things differently when you do that. i am getting better at it, but as they say practice makes perfect!

  • 27th January 2020 at 6:38 pm

    I have two samples waiting to be put together, a couple of memory books that need the memories putting in them, and I am determined they are going to get done! Will make a start tonight.

  • 27th January 2020 at 10:55 pm

    Hi Grace. Sorry the work hasnโ€™t been finished properly, hope you get it sorted. I havenโ€™t managed to look for your blog, as I had my daughter here for two days, wonderful as she lives in Hong Kong. She has now gone skiing and will be back next Friday, then picking me up to stay the weekend at her house in The Lake District.
    So love going there.
    I have been struggling trying to finish a card for a friend in hospital, keep getting interrupted. any way its done. Only need to write something for the middle. It was Rose who got me into parchment. She had taken to it after seeing Tina on the TV. I still have a lot to learn but love it. Just ordered a couple of Tinaโ€™s plates,
    Hope you get back into your office soon. Xxx


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