52 Weeks-They’re Gone! Quick…Organize Something!!
April 1, 2011 18 Comments
I think I am going to quit the challenge. It is not helping, I see no results, it is making my life more stressful, the other participants are uninspiring……APRIL FOOLS!!!
Busy happy fun week. My daughter left last Friday for 4 days so I took care of Ally. I will say once again you moms out there. Just to keep the kids clean and fed takes a lot of time, much less the house, the husband/partner and yourself!! Parenting young children is definitely not an easy task. So start out by giving yourselves all a pat on the back just for that. I spent a lot of time playing and observing play and just enjoying a happy granddaughter and my little neighbor.
Anyhoo that kept me hopping. I have to admit I am going to miss Dancey Dance time….So no big project done this week, just trying to maintain….
Yesterday I woke up with tummy upset and did not feel like going to town to visit various members of DSIL’s family with daughter and granddaughter and as soon as they left, the first thought in my mind was the above. I was busy from the minute they left until the minute I left for my weekly pain management group, grabbing a water, my notebook and the book we are reading in group…Managing Pain Before It Manages You.
While I did not organize something new, I did manage to put away my new freshly rinsed and dried brand new Vera Wang Bath Towels. I went to Kohl’s on Wednesday armed with a $10.00 off any $20.00 purchase and my 20% of purchases coupon. The towels were already 1/2 off so I got a great deal. I decided to start buying all white towels when Mervyn’s closed (Kohl’s is there now) because I like being able to put a little bleach in them once in a while and it is just easier than trying to be matchy match. Besides the fact I did not really get a decorating gene along with no organizing gene…..man my gene pool was lacking….
Your questions of the week:
- How far back does your magazine backlog go? I only subscribe to 2, Martha Stewart (what a waste), I wanted the tote bag and thought “oh I’m a stay at home wife, maybe I will turn into Martha Stewart “(except for the insider trading) and Money (again what a waste). Magazine articles are just recycled through the years…I’m old enough to not get much new out of them.
- Will you be able to part with some of them? Just started reading the latest Money last night. I have no trouble getting rid of mags. I never buy them anymore and will not resubscribe to Martha, I may to Money…depends on how cheap they want to offer me.
- What area(s) are on your list for next week? Going to San Diego to meet DSIL who is arriving home from his deployment in Afghanistan…..hoping to stop at Ikea in Sacramento on my way home!!! Am spending every last minute enjoying my granddaughter and daughter and basking in the happiness a reunion will bring. PS He has no idea they are meeting him in San Diego…he thinks they are waiting at home in South Carolina!!
- For fun…do you do your laundry folding standing up at a table or sitting down? In front of the TV babyyy, thown on my bed….I check the news out usually and I cannot imagine just standing folding laundry either, though sometimes I do it at the dining room table while listening to talk radio if it is around dinnertime. I could do an entire essay on how DVR changed my life!
We leave Saturday for the 13 hour drive to San Diego…I only have a few days of prednisone left (I did get to sleep last night pretty good) and I certainly hope the effects on my pain last through next week. I will send SIL, daughter and granddaughter off from there to fly home to South Carolina and my middle daughter and I will drive back to Sacramento, where I will drop her at her car (to head home to Reno) and I will drive on up and over to Humboldt County to home. I am hoping to hit a few quilt shops along the way along with the stop at Ikea. Aren’t Garmin’s neat??
I will be rejoining for week 14 and hope to come back with renewed energy for this year long process to finally once and for all organize my home!
So if you need some great ideas to get something done, reduce your stress level and make life a little easier, head over to the 52 week challenge at www.orgjunkie.com. I continue to be inspired and get ideas from all participants who I again, say GREAT JOB EVERYBODY!!