Monday, January 07, 2008
Twisted Philosophy!
I've always had the somewhat warped line of thinking, 'if the day is really awful, attack an awful job. Don't waste a great day doing something really yucky." I haven't had the flu bug for years, and looking at this house it shows! I could use a few more of these 24 hour bouts of feeling like dirt.

Yesterday was spent on the sofa, in pjs, sipping chicken broth, seven up and when I finally felt better, a childhood flu remedy favorite - rainbow sherbert. This morning I woke up and decided if the coffee and creamer stayed put, then that was enough. Time to get to work, and take full advantage of a 'feeling less than wonderful' day.

We've got three floors and more rooms than we know what to do with, and every single one of them needs help in one way or another. I decided to start with my office - clean it up, muck it out, declutter, and do some beautifying with my favorite color - kelly green.

Here's what it looked like a week ago:

Yes, it was an absolute blast trying to balance a checkbook and pay bills in the midst of this.

Here's what it looked like right before I attacked it:

Here's what it looks like now:

I bought a phone and hooked it up. It's ridiculous not to have a phone in an office. Also sorted through the notebooks on the bookshelf, threw out three 13-gallon bags of garbage, filled the 'to be shredded' wastebasket, and made a big pile for the Vietnam Vets to pick up this week. I even printed out a nice family photo and framed it for my desk. I'm famous for my lack of current photos in our home. I should honestly sign up for 12 Step Recovery for Past Scrapbookers who have a gabillion dollars of supplies and no photos in albums... so even one photo on a desk is improvement. Even the half-dead plants got watered, and I can see the TV screen again.

And I've just begun - tonight during the College National Championship game, I plan to muck through some more file folders, increasing that pile of trash before they pick up in the morning, adding to the shredder pile and the VV pile, then if I get really bored I'm going to go wild and mail out the Christmas New Year's cards that are sitting in that good intention pile. Thank the Lord there's that frozen broccoli cheese soup and a loaf of bread in the deep freeze - instant supper!

So, good use of a 'feel like dirt' day. Tomorrow we're moving on to the basement - a bit like climbing Mt. Everest I'm thinking. So how about you guys, how do you spend a crummy day, and do you have any big projects you're starting to tackle?


  posted at 1:42 PM

Subscribe in a reader
Past Chats
  • April 2006
  • May 2006
  • June 2006
  • July 2006
  • August 2006
  • September 2006
  • October 2006
  • November 2006
  • December 2006
  • January 2007
  • February 2007
  • March 2007
  • April 2007
  • May 2007
  • June 2007
  • July 2007
  • August 2007
  • September 2007
  • October 2007
  • November 2007
  • December 2007
  • January 2008
  • February 2008
  • March 2008
  • April 2008
  • May 2008
  • June 2008
  • July 2008
  • August 2008
  • September 2008
  • October 2008

  • Filed Away Neatly
    Busy Buzz
    Creative License
    Dusty Stuff
    Family Affair
    Girl Talk
    Glimpse of the Heart
    Photo Album
    Slavin' Over the Stove
    The Price is Right

    Search This Blog


    Creative Commons License
    This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

    Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape

    About Me

    Girl Raised in the South

    I have a deep, abiding love for full octane coffee, sewing, knitting, quilting, reading, cooking, gardening, God and my family - not in that order.

    My Complete Profile

    Family is Everything
  • A Chelsea Morning - Barb
  • And Baby Makes Three - Leslie
  • Creative Worship - Chris
  • Flight Song - Mom
  • In The Midst of It - Sarah
  • At A glance - Krissy
  • In A Moment - Mandy

  • Recent Comments

    Fruit of the Spirit

    Family Friendly

    Family Friendly Blogroll []

    Family Friendly Blogroll [-]

    Blog Design by:

    Powered by:
    Powered By Blogger

    Meter by: