Monday, August 8, 2011

Every August

     Well, it has happened again.  I say every single summer I am not going to let my house get so unorganized that I spend all of August when the kids go back to school getting everything back in order.   I also always say I am going to make these kids help me before they get back in school.

     Know what?????  My house is a wreck, the kids are back in school, and I will be spending part of August getting it back into myself.  The kids can't take the total blame this time, though.  With my neck and back problems, I wasn't able to stay on top of things like I should have. 

     I always talk big about making them help me before school starts, but then I feel guilty making them do it.  Their summer is short enough and I hate to make them spend the last little bit of it cleaning out.  With everybody's crazy schedule the only way we are going to make it this school year is to get organized.  We all have a bad habit of just dropping things wherever and then can't find them when we need to.

     I used to be able to rely on memory, but not so much anymore!  I get teased by the kids, but I have to leave myself post it notes as reminders everywhere.  I also make lists for everything.  It is the only way I can keep up with anything.  Let the kids laugh, one day they will be doing the same thing!  Only by then I probably won't have any sense left to remember to tease them back.

     Do you have tips for what keeps you organized and on schedule?  We all have things that work for us as individuals, like my post it notes.  Our problem is that when we have a little free time we would rather watch a movie or do something else fun.

     But, it is Monday morning, the kids are in school, and I am going to get things back in order.  I feel out of sorts when my house is and that drives me crazy.  I am also setting up a store in my home for my jewelry.  I have debated all summer what to do and where to set up.  I think it being in my house, maybe people don't want to bother me or don't want to come to my home just to shop.  I am going to set some days and hours where everyone will know they aren't bothering me and I will be able to get other things done while at home instead of sitting at my dad's office.  I don't mind people coming by to "just look" at all.  It will be more convenient for me being at home than anywhere else.

     I think I better quit typing and get to work.  I was supposed to have a court hearing today, but it has been moved.  You know the saying, "If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself"?  Well, it is time I do things my way and change up a few things so it is done right.  I am ready to get off the merry go round.  Life is too good to be burdened with things that are constantly being a drain.  I spoke too soon a couple of posts ago.  Every time I think I have gotten the negative drama behind me, it comes back. It literally makes me sick and I am past tired of dealing with it. While I am cleaning out and letting go of negative material things in my home, it is time to take charge and remove any other negativity that is cluttering up my spiritual "home".  The sooner, the better!

     I hope the kids remember me letting them off the hook when they are older and I need to move in with one of them!

How to cut down clutter: Don't buy stuff. by Streeter, Betsy

You know you're a redneck when......

You think fast food is hitting a deer at 65 mph.
You consider your license plate personalized because your father made it.
You think 'The Nutcracker' is a vice on the work bench.


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