7.17.2008

Shhhhh...What's That?

NOTHING!

PEACE AND QUIET!

That's right...for the next 2 days I'm all alone!! I took the kids to my sister's house yesterday leaving me by myself. Kirk will be home in the evenings, but he will be busy outside working on our new batting cage...so, that leaves me!!!!

Don't think that I'm just going to lie around and do nothing but drink Diet Dr. Peppers all day...I wouldn't mind doing that...but, I have projects that I'm determined to accomplish! Like so many of you that I have talked to or read your blogs, I have way too much stuff. It is ridiculous the amount of junk that five people can accumulate. I have stuff that I don't even remember getting and can't think of any logical reason for ever using.

So, my hall closest is a mess...more than a mess..you should have to wear a HazMat suit to enter it. I take that back, you can't even enter it. I'm not kidding. It is one of those closets from the cartoons and kids' movies where everything comes crashing out of it if you open the door. Now, I'm going to highly offend my super-neat friend Leanne here, but I'm going to show you a picture. This is very humbling for me, because I don't want you guys to think I'm a complete slob -- I just don't have much storage and it has become super-easy to just stuff junk in there to get it out of the way.
I know -- horrible -- isn't it? I pray everyday that my water heater doesn't bust a pipe or we'd never be able to get to it! Yeah...my water heater is in there somewhere...this is pathetic. So embarrassing.

Well...I'm going to clean it. Now that I have humiliated myself in front of the entire world, I have no choice. I'm going to purge, purge, purge. I even have nifty bins and containers waiting to be used to organize all the junk. I also have a yard sale coming up that I can get rid of a lot of this stuff at.


Now I just have to go do it...


Other Projects While My Little Men Are Away:

  • clean out the boys' toys while they are gone. I can never do it when they are with me...evidently everything is precious, even though they never play with half of it.

  • clean out my closet. Way too many clothes for one person who has zero social life. I already wear the exact same thing to church about every Sunday and when school starts I only wear khakis and comfy shirts. Other than that...the only place I go is to WalMart. No reason to hang on to 17 pairs of jeans -- I've only worn 2 pair in the past 2 years. I also have a silver metallic button-up shirt...hmmmmm...not sure what that is about. Needless to say...time to get rid of this stuff.

  • clean out the refrigerator...I mean pull out all the drawers and shelves...yuck...so dreading that. That's why it's last on my list!!!!!!

If you are doing something relaxing these next few days...think of me...in my HazMat suit!!

P.S. -- Hope the picture of my closet doesn't give you nightmares!! :)

***** My sister just posted some pictures of my kids on her blog. Check it out of you want to see what the wild ones have been up to. http://more-of-mich.blogspot.com/

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

Not that I have a super organized house, (I wish it were) I get inspiration from watching Mission Organization. Maybe you could watch an episode to get you in the mood!

mich said...

Wow! I'm glad I could help, because you really need to do something about that! (lol!)

Of course, dare I tell on you and say that when I called you were NAPPING??? Your welcome! that's what sisters are for! (I'm glad you caught some ZZZZZ's...you'll need the rest before next week!)
Love ya!

Stephanie said...

I have to say it...don't get mad...isn't that a fire hazard!! If we were still at the other house I know our closets would be the same. Hope you got a lot done and glad you got a nap!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

You definitely had your work cut out for you!