Well, that's my story. And yes, I'm sticking to it.
I need to do some serious housecleaning. No, organization. OK, organization, then cleaning. The house is actually pretty clean. I've always been good about that. When my kids were babies, crawling and playing on the floor, I vacuumed at least once a day, and I mopped bare floors at least every other day. The knees of their little pants barely got dirty. I'm not that
But .... a loud but .... "My name is Lynilu, and I am a clutterbug." There, I said it. I have a strong propensity for using something and putting it down wherever I am. In my defense, I usually think I'm coming back to use it again, but I don't. I don't until it is time to clean up, and by then I have a dozen or so whatevers to deal with. And let's be honest .... I know this about myself, so why do I let myself leave the whatever there in the first place? I don't know. As I write this, I am looking at a coffee table with four cookbooks, a manicure kit, two CDs, a book and several magazines that don't belong there! A few of those things have been there for a while. In fact, I can name a couple that don't have a specific place to go, somewhere of their own. So when I clean, they get moved to a different location (as above) until the next time the clutter gets on my nerves.
No, I don't want suggestions. I don't need de-cluttering hints. I know how to do this!! I just don't! So why am I writing this? Let's analyze it. This is a blog.
Main Entry: blog
Part of Speech: n
Definition: an online diary; a personal chronological log of thoughts published on a Web page; also called Weblog, Web log
Example: Typically updated daily, blogs often reflect the personality of the author.
It is my journal. It reflects my thoughts and glowing personality. [What? Oh, you're right. That definition doesn't say anything about "glowing," does it?] I can write what I wanna. And today I was just venting. I will say, however, that if anyone wants to come organize my house .... bring it on! But be prepared to come back frequently to do it again, 'cause it won't last! LOL!!
All this was brought on my my early morning thought of "I gotta get this place organized!" Maybe I should just go back to bed.
But before I clean house OR go back to bed, I have to get showered and dressed. I'm going to Linda's studio today. She is having an open house, and we are going to get a bite of lunch. Then I'll come home and organize. Maybe. Maybe.
The thing is .... unless it is really bad and really wide spread in the house, clutter really doesn't bother me most of the time. My house is usually at a stage that I'm comfortable with guests dropping in, and frankly, I have a lot of life to live; on the list of Things That Make My Life Worth The Living, de-cluttering the house is waaaaaaay down near the bottom! Things like Lunch With Linda keep floating to the top!
We are heading into a long period, two to three weeks, of potentially bad or at least unstable weather. They keep saying that the next week may put as much as 30 inches of snow in the mountains. Well, I'm in the mountains, but since the "sayers" are in Albuquerque and they typically focus on that metro area and north, I don't know if they are including all the mountains in NM. They seem to forget that more than half the State is south of them. I've looked at the weather spots on the internet, and most of them show the instability and talk about lots of wind, but snow is still not clear. My rural setting make it more vague. There isn't a town near by which they figure out their forecasts. When everyone says rain for my area, it is usually snow, or at least a mix. We'll see what happens. But I brought this up, because regardless of what falls from the sky or blows across the mountains over the next few days, it ain't gonna be purty outside, so I will have time inside to de-clutter. Maybe.
Geez, I can't keep the critters off the laptop this morning. It's a frequent problem, but particularly bad this morning! Little dickenses!
Alrighty, I had better get my "but" in gear and get ready to leave the house (and clutter). Out of sight, out of mind, you know! LOL!
I was recently reminded while reading another blog of something important that I haven't been remembering to say. I've been forgetting lately to remind myself and others that ....
.... Life is beautiful!!!!
Yes, it certainly is.