Thursday, April 2, 2015


I belong to the design team of Chalk N Stock and have been on it a few years now. My job, besides making cards and using different chalk mediums on them, is to keep the blog up and running (smoothly). I put smoothly in parentheses because I've been dropping the ball lately. I missed our March post altogether.

I've been dropping the ball on a lot of things not just lately but throughout my whole life. It all comes from the confrontation standpoint. I hate confrontation or waiting or just dealing with something I know is not going to go smoothly. 

I love people who are "in your face" and "get the job" done but alas I am not one of them. I like things to run smoothly and when they don't, I would rather ignore the problem than deal with it. It drives my husband nuts. It drives me nuts but that's who I am.

I have to get change of address and some other stuff done to our house back in Tucson that we are selling. I have called all the companies I need to call once 

The first company I called things seemed to run smoothly until the end when I was informed I needed to put something simple in writing and email it to them. I still need to do the email part. 

The second company I called said because my name wasn't on the bill I couldn't do anything and they refused to tell me anything except that the person whose name was on the bill, my husband, needed to call them by Friday. When I asked why by Friday, I was told repeatedly that the person couldn't tell me. I was told what I needed to do to make things right including my name being put on the bill and that I could type it all up in a letter and let my husband sign it and fax it back to them and all would be well. I did follow through on that because of the "need to get ahold of us by Friday" thing. 

Finally, the third company had me pressing buttons for about 10 minutes trying to get hold of an actual person and then once I made it that far, I was put on hold for over 20 minutes. I finally did their call back option thinking it would be an hour or two before they called back.  I made another phone call upon immediately hanging up with them only to have them immediately call me back and I missed the call. This was a week ago and I guess it's time I tried again but the urge to procrastinate some more is very overwhelming. If I didn't realize the consequences were very important, I probably would let it go another week or two or three.

I find things like Facebook and games on my phone help me procrastinate also because I find myself visiting friends or playing games instead of doing what I am suppose to do. I guess you would call them crutches but as I said before, this is me and this is a big flaw that I need to overcome but find it very hard too. I like wearing rose color glasses and being happy in my own world. Hence the name Lorby's World. (Just some trivia I thought I would throw in.)

Now that you know about my procrastination disease, let me show you my month late card I did for the challenge at Chalk N Stock.

The digital stamp comes from Bugaboo Digital Stamps. I used chalk in for the background and cream chalk for the dirt. The rest of the picture was colored using my alcohol markers.

If you use chalk in your art work, please join our monthly challenge at Chalk N Stock.

Thanks and God bless,


  1. Your card is adorable!!! I can totally relate to you with procrastination!!! Thus my hesitation on moving forward with moving and filing for divorce. I, too, had confrontation, thus dealing with Jerry finalizing everything!!! No wonder we get along sew well my dear friend!!! We make a purrfect couple!!!
    Much love, hugs, and friendship

  2. I think a lot of people procrastinate so we're not alone.


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