Saturday, October 14, 2006

PURGING

It finally happened today. I sat down with nothing to do…. NO commitments to anyone, NO jobs to go to, NO sickness to get over…. It was just me and the Mayflower pup. Heavy on my mind is all the STUFF that I need to get done.


PROJECTS, BUDGET, a PLAN!!!
I kind of approached it erraticly at first. I opened the pantry cupboard and started moving shelves around.


TRASHING… ORGANIZING!!!


Liked what I saw and the feeling that I had. “Hmmmmm,” I thought, “got to get a system so I can be on track and get it all done in an organized way.” Down I sat with pen to paper and deep in my thoughts. The motivator was to get Tate’s Kingdom (nursery) done. On the top of the paper I put "Nursery" and each step that I needed to DO to get this accomplished and to have it completed by my goal before Christmas. Why Christmas??? I wanted to have it done so that I could share this amazingly cute room with my sister and niece visiting for Christmas. Also visiting will be my friends from Norway, Ingeborg, Scott and the kiddos. Normally for these projects I just move the stuff out of the way into another area and deal with it another time. This time I will move each piece strategically. I have Tate coming home and I need to be organized to be most effective as a single parent. Moving the computer will entail getting the laundry room ready with phone lines, antennae and electricity. I have to move the dryer power which will require framing. I have been using Tate’s closet for my clothes. My house is 100 years old and back in those days they didn’t do the built in closet…. In my room is the only original closet which is eight feet long with a two feet opening…..So, a sledge hammer to the walls and custom closeting before I move my clothes out of Tate’s Kingdom.
Furniture???? That is another posting…..

8 comments:

Connie said...

Wow - you are ON IT woman! Carry on - can't wait to see what you pull off :0)

Colleen said...

Girl - you read my mind for what I am doing tomorrow!! Jim leaves very early in the AM for Mexico City - for a business trip. I am tearing thru closets, boxes, the basement...I am organization and throw out mode!! I love that... LOL! He's very nervous though, as he won't be here to oversee it. Oh well!

Eliza2006 said...

That's pretty much what I've been doing this weekend. I even scrubbed the kitchen floor, mowed and fertilized the lawn, pulled out a paint brush (and decided not to use it) and did a trial run of packing(not looking pretty). As for the packing...it looks like Eliza will look like a million bucks while I wear the same outfit every day because there is NO room for my stuff! Talk to you soon!

Tiffany

M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Ok, you and Tiffany are making me feel so much better! I had a contractor come by this week to rip out all the old moldy caulking upstairs and use some weird machine to steam clean all the grout in the showers and floors. Yeah...

Hey are you inside of that big pile of clothing? When I saw that orange glove sticking out I thought it was your hand at first.

Lee-Anne said...

You GO girl!!! October was going to be my month for getting the 100s of "little" handywoman jobs, done around home. I started, I just have to give myself an enormous push to get them all finished!
Best of luck with Tate's Kingdom! I'm sure it will look amazing! Can't wait to see the furniture!

Melissa said...

wow! You doing all that by yourself???

Shannon S said...

What energy you have!! I just cringe thinking of the Homestudy update cleaning I will soon be doing. I was so motivated for that last year! Maybe this weekend I'll at least put the pen to paper for the list part... Let us know how you are progressing. Inspiration. Need. Inspiration. =)

Christi said...

That's great that you are doing it. Would you believe I am not finished and I am leaving in less that two weeks and soooo busy between now and then. I say go for it!