How few there are who
have courage enough to own their faults,
or resolution enough to mend them.
I am a ridiculous procrastinator. My dream day Friday which was supposed to include a trip the post office...well yeah about that. It was 3 gifts not 2 and I totally didn't make it. I laid in bed too long, my eye exam took too long, picking up my bike at the shop took too long and suddenly Friday was over. I will remind you that one of the gifts I purchased back in March. I have the best of intentions, but I do a few things:
- I do later (or not) what could be done now
- I completely underestimate the amount of time it is going to take me to do things
- I underestimate the importance of certain tasks or overestimate others
- Tunnel vision once I have ignored something, I cease to see it/Out of sight out of mind
My house is neat. It appears orderly. DO NOT open any drawers, cabinets or closets. I have more jackets than I need, school supplies (no one is really in school right now), books, toes, instruction manuals for things I probably don't even own any more. I have this ridiculous thought that everything I don't want anymore someone else might so I'd better just hold on to it until I meet that somebody who wants my first set of dishes, or a matching set of 4 vases that they can probably just get for a $1 at Big Lots, ooh or hey, there's that bucket of yarn and crochet hooks from the year I thought I was going to commit to making scarves, blankets and hats for everyone I know. We are not garage selling people, buying? Maybe? Craigs List? The same thing. We annually purge clothing, but more continues to reappear. It is not the big stuff
Ok I have outted myself, these are my faults at home, not super positive energy being thrown out there, but this is what I am feeling today. The good news is I think I might actually talk to a professional organizer. I need to do this for me. My hubby is perfectly happy throwing everything away and truthfully? I probably wouldn't even notice most things are gone. I mean I would notice the empty space, but not miss the contents. So why is it so hard to throw things away? Just because I guess. A shrink would probably blame my parents, so I am going to go with that.
Why I Kick A$$: See's Chocolate & Stranahan's Small Batch Whiskey while blogging.... after an hour of winding down with my hubby and kids looking at Topo Maps and listening to a little Louie, Ella and Billie...there might have been a few slow dances with my little ones too. Super groovy night!
- For Pirate Themed Birthday parties
- For couch time chatting with good friends
- For my leisurely three day weekend