Drowning in a Sea of Clutter

Seriously! Can someone please just donate a huge dumpster for us? We have so much we can get rid of. I have two bags ready for a charity pickup schedule for this Thursday already. Every time one of those organizations calls to say they’ll have a truck in our neighborhood, I have something for them.

While straightening up part of the basement today, I found wasted space. There’s an old dinette set (well a table and its one remaining chair) that really needs to go. It’s taking up the whole center of the room. Along one wall, I can have a table set up with Steralite storage drawers underneath filled with all my paper crafting supplies. The wall is completely bare, which is a huge waste of vertical space – something we do plenty of in this house.

The amount of hours I’ve been working lately hasn’t helped at all. I now use Microsoft Outlook for my e-mail, and the calendar on that has become my friend. I want everything done right now, but maybe it’s best that I can only spare an hour (sometimes minutes) at a time trying to tame the beast. I tend to overdo it and end up quickly burnt out, overwhelmed, and exhausted. So I’m actually scheduling small tasks daily on my calendar. I went into overdrive this evening and worked for three hours, but that won’t be the norm.

What a way to spend my birthday evening! The whole day was nothing special, which is what happens when you’re older I suppose. I started working at 6AM, took Miranda to school and Greg to pick up a rental car for his work trip to Wyoming at 7:45, was back to work by 8:45, and took a lunch break from 12:15-1:00 (splurge: Olive Garden to go!) . I finished working at 5PM (9-hours today), grabbed something to eat on this free-for-all night, then worked my but off for three hours on part of the basement, washing towels, the kitchen, a bathroom, and vacuumed three rooms.

My first load of towels used the last of the detergent, so I sent Jason to buy some more and to pick up some frozen custard from Good Times as my birthday treat. As luck would have it, my favorite was the flavor of the day today: Cherry Valentine! It’s cherry flavored with chocolate, cherry syrup-filled hearts in it. Frozen custard craving satisfied, I put the second load of towels into the washer and the first into the dryer. By now, I have a feeling the first load is tossed onto the floor (don’t worry, it’s carpeted and freshly vacuumed!) or table because I heard Josh putting some of his clothes into the washer. <sigh>

That’s enough of this slightly incoherent, very ADD-ish post. I’m going to stuff those towels into laundry bags and leave them on the couch to fold tomorrow. I’m going to bed!

Darcy Elliott

I don't believe humans truly have a purpose. Our goal is to survive until we expire. Period. Joy is pleasurable and worrying is not. Balance in life is crucial; but if the scales must tip, may they tip on the side of joy. I’m just another human trying to survive. I blog because I can and because I enjoy it, not because it serves any purpose.

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