Monday, December 27, 2010

The cooties

My kids have cooties. At least, that's what they tell me they have.

Ivy came into my room this morning all squiggly with her shirt off. She says, "mom, I have the cooties again! Yep, I'm all itchy on my skin so I have the cooties"!
Then she takes off the rest of her pj's, throwing them on my rustic furniture for me to scratch her back.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Weekly Challenge 12/19-25

I subscribe to an online organizing newsletter that gives challenges every week to accomplish. These are to help to organize and clean all areas of your life. I started doing the challenges in a hit and miss fashion last year, but this year, I really hope to do them weekly.

This past week I was supposed to donate a minimum of 10 things to charity. And I think that I took 3 bags worth. It felt great to get that stuff out of my house before the new deluge comes in with Christmas tomorrow. Let's hope Bec doesn't end up with an engine driven pumps in his stocking.

My first week is done! On to week 2!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Not a hoarder :)

I'm reading a fascinating book on hoarding called, "Stuff". It is so interesting. Some people could even use a life insurance quote to use for all of their stuff falling onto their kids ! And it has the added benefit of inspiring me to take a break from reading and get rid of stuff. I told my mom that I think I'm the opposite of a hoarder, more of a purger. I feel the best after I have sorted through a certain area, bagged up stuff to donate, then actually take it to Goodwill or wherever it needs to go. That last part is key, actually getting it out of my space. It feels so freeing. So, before work today, I went to the used book store to trade in books, dropped off a sack of hand me downs to a friend and then took bags to Goodwill. I can breathe easier now :)