Boring

27 Jul

Moving poems from folder to folder

The Hub is in bed because he’s unwell.

Spud is in bed because he’s a teenager.

I thought I’d take advantage of the peace and update my poem folders.  I had a list of roughly 1500 poems which needed to be categorised.  I did that with the hard copies months ago but never got around to updating it on the computer. The title of this post will tell you why.

I moved all the As last week; then the Bs to Rs.  I still have the Ss to Zs to move and I can’t put it off any longer.

Once that’s complete, I’ll avoid matching the hard copy folders to the computer folders for as long as I can, but it will have to be done eventually.

Wake me up before you leave.

Go here for more Six Word Saturdays.  I recommend that you do – they’ve got to be more interesting than this post.

 

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38 Responses to “Boring”

  1. McGuffy Ann July 27, 2013 at 12:47 #

    Oh, I do not like that chore, either. I have been working on it, too. *augh*

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  2. Dana July 27, 2013 at 13:11 #

    Oh, I do love that video!

    I think it’s great that you’re doing all that work. My poems are an unorganized mess. Want to help? 😉

    Have a great Saturday!

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  3. Elaine - I used to be indecisive July 27, 2013 at 13:41 #

    That video is a blast from the past!

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  4. graypoet July 27, 2013 at 14:10 #

    Lol. Hard copies??? Glad I’m just a blogger, not a poet. Sounds too much like work. 🙂

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    • The Laughing Housewife July 27, 2013 at 14:14 #

      It is, but it’s worth it – choosing the right poem means a better chance of publication; and I can’t find the right poem if I don’t know where to look.

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    • The Laughing Housewife July 27, 2013 at 14:14 #

      I’m confused – isn’t your name Graypoet?

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  5. Laurie Nichols July 27, 2013 at 14:30 #

    Sorting and organizing is just like housework, you dread doing it, mutter under your breath while you are doing it but when it is all done, you are very impressed with yourself and the fantastic results. Keep thinking of the end result, you will be very happy with all of your hard work. 🙂

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  6. Terry July 27, 2013 at 14:55 #

    that is a lot of poems, good work!!

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  7. kateshrewsday July 27, 2013 at 16:27 #

    It’ll be worth it in the end, Tilly!

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  8. slpmartin July 27, 2013 at 16:27 #

    Oh…you’re suppose to categorize the poems? Hmm…

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  9. viveka July 27, 2013 at 16:52 #

    You’re some woman …. categorizing poems ????? – that could be a poem in itself.

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  10. benzeknees July 27, 2013 at 16:57 #

    I can see how this would be boring. Love that song btw!

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  11. misswhiplash July 27, 2013 at 17:09 #

    stay cool……not bored!

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  12. Mlissabeth July 27, 2013 at 17:38 #

    I think this is better than one thing I have been doing– categorizing medical bills. :O

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  13. http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com July 27, 2013 at 19:03 #

    You are SOOOOO organised. I just have piles of paper (now large brown cartons of paper) and a file on the computer dalled “documents” . When I want something, I type the title into the search box,if I can remember it, or a key word if not. I usually get there in the end. The first poems I wrote – for our mutual courses – were filed by subject matter in a ring file. Nowadays I just write ’em.

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    • The Laughing Housewife July 27, 2013 at 19:27 #

      I find that a little time spent organising saves a lot of time searching! I was missing out on submissions because I knew I had suitable poems but couldn’t find them.

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  14. Jim July 27, 2013 at 21:22 #

    Hi T. Bud. ~~ I hope your Hubby gets to feeling better soon. This is too nice a weekend to be down. Even for teens, it has been wonderful weather. (Of course the night breeze helps, we are used to having total home air conditioning at home, there is none in the kids’ flat.)

    That is an ambitious project of file/folder moving. I hurt to think about it. And KP loves pizza, Piza Express is her favorite. We thought there would be a little left for us but she ate it all. We did get a little of the crust.
    ..

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  15. Three Well Beings July 28, 2013 at 04:14 #

    Good for you! It’s a worthwhile project. Any serious organizing takes so much time. I have the same desire with years of photos. I find it hard to keep up with it all. 🙂

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    • The Laughing Housewife July 30, 2013 at 18:12 #

      My tip: just start. Do a little bit each day. The journey of a thousand photographs begins with the first box 🙂

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  16. Katharine Trauger July 28, 2013 at 05:16 #

    Great work! Keep it up! You’re an inspiration. 🙂

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  17. Rorybore July 28, 2013 at 05:29 #

    wait. you mean they are not supposed to be in scattered everywhere mismatching notebooks with loose sheets of paper, napkins and sticky notes sticking out of them?
    oh crap.

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  18. Ron. July 28, 2013 at 05:46 #

    Pays to be organized, I guess; but what a pain, eh?

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  19. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) July 28, 2013 at 12:33 #

    Yes, why can’t we have secretaries and personal assistants for all that stuff?

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  20. Kathe W. July 28, 2013 at 13:32 #

    all the tedious hard work will be worth it! Have a great week!

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  21. Grannymar July 31, 2013 at 06:44 #

    Less time searching means more time writing! Way to go.

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  22. bluebee August 4, 2013 at 05:25 #

    Empathies, Tilly – I’m trying to get mine into a Blurb format to self-publish but am getting distracted, as you can see

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