Wednesday, July 30, 2014

This was a long day...Mom has to stay in the hospital another day and Sky got sick at work....Liesl had to go to the doctor for her arm that hurts.....good day at school, tomorrow last day of the summer session,,,realized that a lot of these kids I won't see again.....a little sad but it is good that they are growing up...just some laundry and supper and now going to bed....sometimes the best laid plans don't happen.....but that's okay....just a part of life.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

very very small step

one third of the dining room table is clear and the dishes are washed..... will take out the trash when I get Annie and then it is time for a shower and bed....better than doing nothing at all...the goal tomorrow is to accomplish twice as much--so the last two thirds of the dining room table and it will be clear, right?

good intentions but I need commitment

I started out okay. I had a plan...then life happened in a big way and I am definitely sidetracked....granted no one "plans" for their mother to be ill and making sure she gets healthy again is a priority.....but when I get sidetracked everything else except work, stops....and this week being the last of the summer session has its own stress because the classrooms have to be emptied and everything moved so the floors can be stripped and then instead of doing what I need to do for my mother and for work and what I can at home, I do for my mother and my job and zone out at home....the dining room table is still covered...the laundry is piling up...and I have done nothing to simplify and de-clutter since I conquered the clothes closet.....but I have to admit with pride that the closet is still straight and what clothes have been washed are put away and in this area I have not lost ground.  also I at least open my laptop and write a word or two.....

I have an hour before I go to bed, maybe I could at least start on the dining room table...anything dealt with tonight will be one thing less that I have to face tomorrow..  it isn't necessarily simple to simplify but deep down inside, I know that it will be worth it

Sunday, July 27, 2014

one more day off target

spent morning at church, afternoon with my mother at the hospital, evening taking acre of her dog and mine, dinner and laundry... maybe tomorrow I will take another baby step towards simplifying my life....

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The best laid plans...

My mother called me this morning...she didn't sound okay so I went to her house to check on her....we went to the emergency room and she was admitted to the plans are on hold for is 1030pm and I have been home for only an hour....time for shower and bed....tomorrow is another day...

Friday, July 25, 2014

Taking baby steps towards de-cluttering my life

Had a good day at work today...the humidity was low so we spent a lot of time outside because today was only a respite from the heat and humidity which will return tomorrow....I love my job teaching preschool but by the end of the day and the end of the week I am after I picked up Sky from work, ran her to the bank, had supper, drove her to pottery class, ran an errand  and came home, it was after seven pm.  What is something that I can do in the next hour and a half to begin to declutter my life.  I have to pick up Sky at nine and bring her home.

 I did some laundry last night so that Sky and I would have clean clothes for today...I also searched the internet and found this:

The Quickstart Guide to a Decluttered Home....I not only read it, I identified with it....I printed a hard copy of it so I could refer to it as often as I needed to.

Today, after I took Sky to work, I shopped for an hour and found what I needed to complete my wardrobe and maximize the ways I could use what I have....when I came home I was excited because the few things I bought really I tried on my clothes and mixed and matched to make many outfits, I realized that I had many clothes in my closer that were the wrong size, or I don't wear anymore or just don't like.....that is where the decluttering came in...I was already in my closet so I got a bag and a small box and went to work....I came home with four tops and now I will take a full trash bag and a box to the thrift store this afternoon.....and my closet looks fabulous, organized and cleaned with clothes I really love.....this only took an hour!  and I feel great.....I traded 3 cool shirts for two dozen items of clothing....this ended up not being work but an "adventure" in fashion!

Now to clean off my dining room is piled with stuff and I haven't seen it in ages....I have a new table cloth ready to dress it up if I can get rid of the mess...and somewhere in all that mess is what I need to license my car...this is a decluttering of the necessary kind....important papers are lost on my dining room table.   Wonder if I can make this an "adventure" too?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

My Commitment to Writing and Creating a home

July 24, 2014 12:05 am

time to start writing again....if my house is a reflection of my soul then I need to de-clutter (big time)
if my house is a reflection of my mood, then I am depressed,  if my house is a reflection of my heart then at least here i don't care very much.   Outside of this place which I call home, life is going job, my relationships with other people, the place where I practice my faith are all positive, moving forward experiences....but my "home" is not anything except a place where I sleep and where you will find me when I am not at work or at is time for me to start writing again...through writing and having conversations with myself and anyone who wishes to read my musings i will find a way to create a home...and a home to all who decide to come through my back this moment, this house is not home and it is going to take a great deal of work to find it.

the answers to what I need to do are inside of me...writing helps me make these solutions tangible and me accountable....writing makes everything "real"....

so I am making a commitment to write a few paragraphs everyday on this blog on what I am doing to create a home....I have no idea what will happen, what I will or will not do,  I am just taking a step forward by accepting the fact I have a real issue in my life and this issue needs addressed.