Earlier today I got to “meet” Jamie on the phone! She is even sweeter in person than she is online, and I was so glad to finally get to talk to her! She called to see if I had any crafts planned for the upcoming feast days next week.
Next week!! My thoughts are still on this week! 🙂
You see, regardless of how it appears, I am really not that organized. I am constantly trying to become more organized, and in fact, blogging really has helped me in this area. Reading posts by other bloggers, as well as organizing my own thoughts on the screen, has really helped! Not to mention, the endless resources available online… It all gives me hope that living an organized life is possible, and I am working hard towards that goal. However, I usually don’t start thinking about “what’s next” until we have finished our current projects, or at the earliest, the Saturday/Sunday before hand. So, I really wasn’t much help to Jamie. Sorry Jamie!!! The only thing I have planned so far for next week, was to hopefully make some Marian May Baskets to deliver on May Day, before I take off for the conference. That’s it.
Even that sounds like a lot as I continue dealing with my closet. Jamie said I might get more sympathy, if I posted pictures of my closet…
It’s just SO EMBARRASSING! :S
But, since I could really use some
sympathy encouragement… I’m going to just post them, and hope that it doesn’t repulse you, make you dislike me, make you think too poorly of me!
…deep breath… here goes…
OK. Here is a photo of my closet back when I first began right after Easter:
OK. OK. It doesn’t look too bad in those pictures. But, try to picture the little carpet you can see filled in with even more stuff. I had to move a few boxes out of the door way to be able to take these pictures. Getting to my clothing had become a HUGE challenge. I got to where I was only wearing the same few outfits over and over.
In case you still don’t think it looks that bad, here is a closer look at SOME of the shelves back in March:
And THEN… For some reason, when I try to clean, everything ALWAYS gets messier… WHY IS THIS?!?! Does this happen to you?? Last Saturday as I was trying to clean… I decide to move everything on the floor out, and then I took everything off the shelves to clean them.
Then when I hurt my toe… I tossed the rest of the stuff that you see on the floor in the closet to the left of the above pile. I wasn’t kidding when I said I had a mountain in front of my closet door.
Also, do you remember me mentioning that I was getting new furniture for my school room? Well… In order to move the new furniture in, I had to move out tons of stuff. I am still waiting for some of the bookshelves and so, in the meantime, my hallway has been lined with stuff. And we have a long hallway!
Last Saturday I was so tired of looking at it–and since we won’t be getting the bookshelves till May 9th–I decided to move the stuff to my room, and sort through it along with all my closet stuff.
It’s frustrating though, especially since I had our room so clean for Easter!
The good thing is that I am being forced to deal with all of it. All of it. I have tossed over 10 bags of stuff and have taken 4 boxes to St. Vincent’s already. It is taking much longer than I hoped, but I am making progress…
So there you have it… Now, I better get back to work!
See you soon! Hopefully! 🙂