Tuesday, December 29, 2009

2010 Project

New Year’s Eve is almost here. Another year has slipped through the hour glass. Where does the time go? I am not one for New Year’s resolutions…but I do love me a good project. What will my project be for this year? Hmmm….

Marlo is 15 months and Joy is 4. My home is a wreck. Things that should be placed are piled. Piles turn into permanent fixtures. The permanent fixtures begin to take on a life of their own. I have a really good memory…just not for anything useful. This “talent” certainly comes in handy in the “Babe/Mommy, where is the/my/a ________?” I just go into the corners of my mind and visualize whatever is being searched for and locate it. The kids think I’m part magic. Hubs thinks I’m part bewitched. We’re just going to let them think that. They don’t need to know that I am part crazy mixed with useless information. But anyway, this brings me to my 2010 New Year’s Project:

I am going to print out a calendar. Each night, after the usual daily tasks are done but before I fall into my nightly semi-sleep haze, I am going to devote 20 minutes to a chosen task. This will include things like, ‘organize the junk drawer’ (there are 17 of these in my house—at least there are 17 that I know of—there could be more, I just haven’t found them yet), ‘straighten the cupboard under my bathroom sink’ (sounds simple…until I let you in on a little secret…this cupboard is where the girls love to do their own organizing, daily, as I am attempting to get ready for the day), and ‘simplify the office’ (as in, throw away scraps of paper that have very important information on them that I cannot decipher—and haven’t been able to for the past five years). I intend to organize, straighten, clean and simplify my way through 2010, or at least make myself crazy trying! (Crazy isn’t really that bad…it makes you kind of dangerous in a “let’s indulge her because we don’t know how she’s going to react” kind of way.)

Hopefully by 2011 I will have my life a little more back on track. At the very least I hope to have a few less larger-than-life piles of stuff taking over my home. At the very most I hope to have a few more drawers, a little less chaos, and a little more peace/piece of mind. If this doesn’t work you can visit me in the local psych ward.

Here’s to finding yourself a New Year’s Project for 2010!

Posted by The Editor for Busy Body.

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