…are taking over my life. This isn’t a new problem. I come by my paper and pen addiction genetically. Thanks Dad. I remember going to the stationary store (Anyone else remember those days before OfficeMax and Staples?) where I watched him carefully pick out a pen. That’s right, we went shopping for “a” pen.
The pens and paper are for naught if not used… so use them I do. This is where the next problem kicks in. I am also a note/list writer. Those little gems that triggered a thought and must be remembered. I save them on scraps of paper before filing them away for future use. That’s when another problem arises… I have NO FILING SYSTEM! …so the paper pile to my right grows as they wait for what is never coming.
Today I’ve decided was the day to mine the mountain of wisdom and wit… okay, random words. And this is some of what I found.
The four letter “F” word… Fear, is easily overpowered by the five letter “F” word…Faith! (I think I was going to write on this once.)
You are too old. Quit trying to look trendy. (No idea where this came from or where it was going.)
Haikus are easy, but sometimes they don’t make sense. Refrigerator! (my most favorite poem…EVER)
What’s the one thing you do really well? (Still thinking on this one. Right now ‘make clutter’ is coming to mind.)
Cool Beans! (Used to be a favorite saying but why I wrote it down? No clue.)
Tuesday night – 7pm (Argh… I either need to remember something or have already missed it.)
Don’t use the “s” unless it will add 10-12 points or more. (A Words with Friends help.)
Happy Birthday from your two favorite people! (inside) The surprised look on your face right now suggests that perhaps we were wrong. How embarrassing. (Evidently I was going to make a birthday card.)
Remember – the whole world is full of stories and one of them is yours. (Not sure if this refers to my life’s story or the one(s) I’m writing in which case more than one of them is mine.)
Some of the scraps are now gone. The mountain has become a foothill and the trek continues… but first I need to make a note to remind myself where I’m heading.