Preparing to Prepare

by | Nov 26, 2007 | Organization | 3 comments

The latest Loveliness fair is up… The loveliness of Preparing to Prepare!

You can read it here.

Like all of the loveliness fairs, it is just lovely! I wanted to participate, but honestly, I have just been too preoccupied with life lately… It seems that there is always so much to do and so very little time. It feels like lately I am just not getting much accomplished.

Part of this is due to my lack of sleep. Peanut is not sleeping well at night and this makes for very challenging days. The rest is due to my lack of organization. Getting organized is my goal this week as we “Prepare to Prepare”. I want to be able to give my children a peaceful and enjoyable Advent as we prepare for Christmas. But, in order for this to happen, I need to be organized. At least, it would be a HUGE plus!

So… This is the kickoff of my major housecleaning and organizing project, which is long overdue, and hopefully will be finished by this next weekend, the beginning of Advent. And, hopefully, it will also be a thorough purging of all the clutter that seems to take over my mind home! If all goes well, we should have a whole load of stuff, that we can take down to St. Vincents, to “bless someone else” with.

As Flylady says, “You cannot organize clutter – you can only organize the things you love!”

Stay tune for my progress, and say a prayer me if you can! I’m sure this is not the most interesting topic, but I need some motivation! 🙂


  1. Amy

    I have been having the same feelings!! There is so much to do, but as the Flylady also says… baby steps, baby steps.
    Have fun!

  2. Trina

    Hey, I totally know what you mean…somehow I want to avoid all of that stress too. Keeping on a schedule is key for me, plus getting to bed on time. (as it is officially 15 min. past my bedtime right now!), but I know it is hard for you with baby waking up at night. Sleep is just so darn essential, darn it.

  3. Anonymous


    What a great post. Isn’t it true? There is so much to do in a day, but as Advent approaches we can still “do” but now with a joyful heart in anticipation of the Birth of Jesus.
    I am looking forward to spending a stress-free ( is that possible?) Advent with my family this year. Preparing our hearts and home will be a “joyful assignment” that I hope all of my family members will engage in eagerly . The time is near!
    May you, your family and readers enjoy this beautiful season. And I hope that you will get a good night sleep soon!


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