Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Ok - so maybe it's not really a funk...
Maybe I'm just focused on other things right now.
But my poor blog is most definitely suffering.  And I suffer when my blog suffers.  The poor little thing.  It desperately needs someone ( to breathe some life back into it.  But I just can't do it right now.
For starters:
1) I'm working on collecting all the C-R-A-P in my house and separating it as follows: FreeCycle, Recycle, Throw, Keep, Yard Sale...and not necessarily in that order.  So far I've managed to uncover the area rug in my living room (ugh...I need a super high powered jet pack vacuum cleaner to get all the dog hair, pieces of cracker, crushed cheerios and whatever else off of it, though) and have also located many many single socks that must have grown legs and scooched (is that a word?) themselves under said couch. 
2) I'm working on getting all that C-R-A-P together for a yard sale, but a) I haven't decided on a date for said sale yet, and b) I really need an extra storage building in our back yard to get all said C-R-A-P outta the house.  Did you know that one of those PODS (Portable On Demand Storage) units is like $200 a month?  You gotta be kidding me!  My goal is to get it all out of the house BEFORE the sale, but to do that I'll need to have extra outside storage.  I'm still trying to work out the particulars of that dilemma.
3) Kiddo is spending another week (well, 4 days) in VBS at another local church.  He's enjoying it; he's got friends there, too.  Little Bit is too young, so she's been spending time with me.
4) Hubby's 1990 Volvo 240 Wagon (remember, I used to call it the Beast) runs and drives better than my 1993 Toyota Corolla.  I LOVE my Corolla...but after driving the Wagon for the last 2 days, I think I might change my mind.  Especiall because the Corolla is IN THE SHOP...AGAIN.  Downside to driving the Wagon?  It is without air conditioning.  Ha!  We've got 3 cars: 2 with working Air, 2 with working Heat and neither are the same car.  Wagon = No Air / Taurus = No Heat.  Hey, we've got Winter and Summer vehicles!  See...there really IS a bright side to everything!
5) I've got ideas for cards and stuff running around in my head like toddlers chasing each other for a coveted toy.  Problem?  When the H-E-double-hockey-sticks am I going to find time to do all the stuff I want to do?
6) I want a REAL craft room.  No, strike that.  I want my Sister-in-Laws adorable craft room from the house she just moved out of!  That's not possible, is it?  I mean, unless I want to buy her house and move to Kingsport...which isn't gonna happen.
7) I got my hair chopped off.  10 inches of it...gone to the floor-gods-of-the-salon.  LOVE IT!  It's the first time in ages that I've actually had a style and it's off my neck now, which - as hubby pointed out - is back-asswards from what I normally do.  I cut it off in the Winter and grow it out during the Summer.  My reasoning?  I can pull it back into a pony tail in the summer time and it's nice and long (covering neck and ears) in the Winter.  I guess I'm learning to sleep at night instead of during the day.  (All parents out there will understand that analogy.)
8) It's 4 months until I visit Florida.  St. Augustine.  My wonderful and fantastic little sister whom I haven't seen in 9 YEARS!!!  I want time to fly.  Do you think it could really grow wings?  Just for little ol' me?


Karrie said...

It's so hard to keep up with everything life has to throw at you. One thing at a time and before you know it you will have everything done. I have been in a funk myself with lots of personal stuff going on but I hope I am on my way to being back. Sometimes you need to stop and take time for yourself (easier said then done I know) but it does help. I am always here for you just drop an email whenever you feel like you need to vent and I will gladly listen :) I am finding it very hard right now keeping up with the crafting, selling, blogging, family,kids, personal stuff and so on and so forth, but i know I need to think of myself from time to time. If it makes you feel any better my house is so disorganized it isn't even funny and as the days go by it gets worse and the more I don't want to deal with it. SOrry for the rambling :) Keep your chin up and remember I am here whenever you need me <3

Mary Keenan said...

I've been here before! and you're so right, it's awful. Is your place big enough to designate one room for storage for three days? You can dump everything for the sale in there for two days, then spend the third organizing it into one section of said room, then throw a sofa in front of it so it's back in partial circulation again until sale day. Think about it as a painting project - if you were repainting that room, you'd have to keep out of it for a few days, right?

Or maybe do a ton of plastic tubs and set them up on planks in the driveway under a tarp in case it rains while you're still in progress?

The main thing is not to do a little of everything when you've got this much on - and if you're like me, it's the clutter that's the biggest downer, be it the stray bits on the floor or the stray ideas in your mind. Pick one big thing to get out of the mix and go wild on it for even one day to get it under control, and give yourself a date a week or month out to start thinking of whatever else is on the list.

FWIW, I also want a craft room and there is NO space in my house for that. So I bought myself a tidy white craft cupboard and it's surprisingly satisfying.

Hang in there!

Anonymous said...

I think you'll like St Augustine. The best thing is the downstairs neighbors are gone. (long story)

Nice wide beaches you can drive on.

Check out the Columbia Restaurant - cuba food. Yes, you can eat like Fidel! Really good stuff though. Prices are not too bad.

The restaurant right on the water near the bridge is good too.(look left as you are coming into town over the bridge) You can feed the gulls and the catfish as well by throwing stuff out a little door by your table. Fun for kids of ALL ages.

Cathy's mom loved it! She hardly even sat down during her meal.

They have Samuel Smith Bitter Ale too. Brewed in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire. I'm good at beer trivia.

Love, UB