Friday, January 23, 2009

One thing leads to another...

Yes, I admit it, I've been slacking on the blog lately. In my defense I've been trying to catch up with the normal house things--like laundry (key word here is--"trying"). Another thing that's been keeping me busy is the typical January oocurance around here....Organizing! Unfortunately, this makes me fall behind in other things.

The worst part is I wasn't planning on organizing but it just seems to happen.

It all starts with Christmas. After the presents are opened & played with they need a home besides going back under the tree. Especially when the tree needs to be packed up. So that had me moving older toys to the playroom in the basement to make room for the newer stuff in the den (aka-the real playroom). Once I made the room & no longer had gifts under the tree, it was time to pack up the tree.

Once the tree (along with all the other decorations) were packed up, the normal knick-knacks needed to be put back. BUT since Christmas there are a few new knick-knacks that need a home so room needs to be made for those without making things look cluttered (still working on that).

During all this I feel guilty that I haven't scrapped since {whispers} ** November**. BUT I realize that I got new goodies (some for Christmas) that need a home. BUT my scrap area needs to be re-organized to make room for the new goodies (see where I'm going with this??). So I re-organize the hutch above my desk to make some room.

Some of those things now need a new home so I try my laundry room (which is truly the only room in the house that is completely MINE). Going into the laundry room makes me realize I NEED to do laundry, so I'll toss in a load. Then I remember that I went in there to find a new home for some things & go back in.

You should see me--it's comical at times! Thankfully my head is attached to my shoulders otherwise I'd be lost!
Back to the laundry room, I notice that in a corner I have heaven knows what! It's become a junk pile, so I tear into that & take it all out. I toss stuff, keep stuff, move stuff, all while ignoring the bell on the washer telling me that the laundry is ready.

Once that corner is organized & clean, I realize that the cabinet above holds a bunch of stuff that should not be in MY laundry room. The cabinet had tons of beads, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, glue, popsicle sticks, & pom poms in a variety of sizes. This now needs a new home! {Just for the record--there were other things in there too but these were overpowering.} Now the cabinet looks so much better & neat!

Forgot to take a "before" pic, but trust me it was crazy in there!

Now that that corner is organized I've been on Joe's case to get him to build some shelves for a different corner in there. For now the laundry room is ok....'cept for the laundry piling up again!

This is just an example of how things are around here in January. It doesn't seem to fail. I could be planning on spending the girls' 1st week back to school after the holidays on scrapping but a case of the "house guilts" gets me every time!

So now things are slightly more under control. I have fought the urge to empty out rooms, spackle & paint, but it's been a struggle! The guilt over un-washed clothes beat the urge to paint!


NancyJones said...

oh i sooooooo need to get back organized. everything is in such disarray right now. but hey Rome wasn't built in a day or a week even right? Wasn't it like YEARS? hahahaaha. hey I can hope huh?

{Susan...Seriously.} said...

let's NOT even talk about the chaos around here. lovin' that color in your laundry room!