Wednesday, July 3, 2013

still sorting

The piles of papers are becoming organized and disappearing into the file boxes. I've spent quality time with my shredder, and plan to spend more tomorrow. Things are really starting to come together. Really. Whew!

Have a ever mentioned that I am very uncomfortable watching the show Hoarders? I'm not there. Thank goodness. But, I _could_ get there some day. I know how that stuff starts. I can see where those people come from, and it is a road I do not want to take. I never want to be the inspiration for an episode of that show. EVER.

With some practice, this divesting myself of some of that stored stuff is getting a little easier. 20-year-old paperwork? GONE! The less mess, the less STUFF feels good. Sometimes that is a surprise as the default setting has been that the familiar - the held on to - is comforting.

Is it one of those things? As a Taurus, I know I have trouble letting go of people. Letting them go on with their lives which are not mine to hold on to. I am conscious of that being MY issue, and not theirs, or one that should concern them. I'm dealing with it, and trying to be mature about it (with sometimes mixed results).  Is it that way for stuff too? hmmmm. Might have to think about that a little.

In the mean time, sorting and reorganizing, and the cleaning feels GOOD!

Monday, July 1, 2013

cleaning up my act

Well, we've come to that portion of summer dedicated to REALLY cleaning out the places in my world (home) that mostly get a lick (or maybe not that so much) and a promise the rest of the year. Today my computer desk area has been that place.

There was that awkward moment when I was sweeping up dust bunnies, and I had to scrutinize to make sure it WAS a dust bunny, not a mouse carcass or something equally repellant. As if the dust bunnies aren't repellent enough. Oh, yeah, and don't judge. (ok, maybe a little, but not loudly, please).

Since I was right here by the computer, I started up some netflicks, and that helped put something in the background while I was sorting and dusting and murphy's oil soaping... and doing laundry as well. Also helped my not get distracted by the other things on my computer.

Oh, and I got to look through a lot of photos of Raine when she was younger (a baby mostly...awwww). That can't be a bad thing. A distraction, yes, but not a bad thing.

I still have some sorting to do, but I'm doing a pretty good job of sorting things OUT of the house. Yay. That sure helps with the feeling of accomplishment, I think. Oh, sure there is more to do tomorrow, but there has been progress made today definitely.