Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Getting One’s Act Together #1
Last year, I signed up to craft a Softie for Mirabel and cut things so fine on the deadline front, that I arrived at the post office half a minute before closing time, which required a nauseating grovel to the Rude and Obnoxious Newsagent/Post Office Man* for an express post envelope. This year, I have not signed up to Softies for Mirabel. This is because I have developed a theory that my To Do list has become an exercise in reverse psychology.
Consequently, some of last weekend was spent coming over all footloose and fancy free starting yet another project not on the To Do list. As the lucky duck winner of Clare’s Toys to Sew book giveaway, (thanks so much, excellent Clare), I was prompted to craft a stegosaurus – only with an extra, accidental, not-on-the-pattern, left leg. Not wanting to waste said leg, I produced the co-ordinating remainder of a second stegosaurus. This all means, that in a series of clever and elegant manoueuvres, I have outwitted myself with reverse-reverse psychology. A Softie for Mirabel, sans speedy postal requirements (signing up any tick of the clock now) AND a kid birthday present crossed off that To Do List.
Getting One’s Act Together #2
This is the smallest, having a wild time chatting to her two imaginary friends, Neenie and Sophie. On this occasion the kid is using a well and truly defunct home phone and a TV remote that somebody donated for the chatting-to-imaginary-friend cause. With a little creativity, who needs a mobile phone?
Certainly, who needs an old, non-functioning, communing-with-dust-bunnies mobile phone? The recycling of mobile phones can make a big difference for young Australians suffering from cancer. Basically you’re turning trash into funding which goes toward the building of specialised youth cancer treatment centres.
All you need do is pop over to www.youcan.org.au to request a Reply Paid mobile phone recycling envelope (and for loads more info). Redundant mobile phones can also be dropped into You Can bins located in a range of retailers Australia-wide: Sony Centre, Best & Less, Harvey Norman and Leading Edge Computers.
Oh and you can sign up to Softies for Mirabel right here, over at Pip’s. This act-getting-together thing feels pretty good.
* entirely irrelevant