Sunday, April 10, 2011
Snowed Under in April!
Ack! Its that time of the year again.
What time, you may ask. Why, basket making time!
Each year I’m in charge of 40-50 raffle baskets created for our annual HOD Romance Readers Luncheon, usually held in May, though this year it is the last day of April. Now, you may wonder how hard it is to assemble baskets of this sort. Well, the actual assembly isn’t that hard, because a few chaptermates and I team up and do it all in one day. But before that can happen…
I have to collect all donated books and goodies, find containers (we use tote bags, beautiful baskets, specialty boxes—like hat boxes, etc), and THEN separate all these beautiful items into “themes” for each basket. This means seeing everything I have and deciding what goes with what. I’ve been working on it this weekend, so I can see what I have and what I still need.
My living room looks like a tornado went through it! Literally. At 6pm on Sunday evening there wasn’t even a goat path through. I just told them to stay away for fear they would become lost in the clutter.
But I have to admit, bringing order and beauty to the chaos is very satisfying, which is one reason why I continue to do this job. It just thrills my little organizing heart.
What about you? Do you have the organizing gene or no?