Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Muddling through and catching up ...

So, here we are on the 11th of the month ... so far I've put away all our Christmas decorations (in the attic where they belong) and have started going through the random boxes and piles filled with paperwork that seem to have accumulated between Labor Day (when we have our annual barbeque) and Christmas.  (Yes, I will admit that in order to present a lovely, clean and organized looking home, I go through our house and clean the "public viewing" areas by throwing everything in a box that I don't need immediate access to.  Don't judge me.)

M.O. Signature Binder - Photo courtesy of  seejanework.com
As I go through all of these papers, I'm sorting them into my newly developed Project Binder.  What's this you ask?  Well ... it's a lovely purple binder that was neglected for oh, 2 years that I had sitting on my bookshelf and decided to use along with the box of page protectors and package of dividers that were there even longer.  I love these binders ... cute inside pattern, pretty purple color and a little cut out to easily pull off the shelf.  Since I have umpteen hobbies and interests, I divvied the sections into the following:  Scrapbooking, Knitting, Cooking & Baking, Quilting/Sewing and General Projects.  After I sorted through most of my paperwork I slipped my printouts of projects, patterns and ideas into the page protectors.  Now instead of trying to remember if I printed something, archived it in emails or simply just haven't thought of it in a while it'll all be in one place.  

After that mess was organized, why not continue?  While my niece and husband played his new Batman Wii game that he got for Christmas, I emptied out our 2 front hall closets ... the surprise storage area for my quilting and sewing projects. Oy vey.  I have quite the little stash going.  I went through my fabric for a couple of upcoming projects that I need to get working on ... and the rest of the closet contents are still sitting on the floor in our front hallway.  (Luckily we don't have visitors coming through the front door in the next couple of days.)  

Here's where the muddling through comes in ... the hubby is sick, we're expecting anywhere close to a foot of snow tomorrow ... which means that I'm hoping so very very much that it will snow so badly that I will justifiably have to call out from work.  If that happens ... then I'll be able to attack the mess in the front hall and be done with it.  Once that's done, please don't worry - I'll have plenty more to organize.  Namely the boxes that have the "organized" crap in it that I've sorted through.

I have to say ... after proof reading this, I realize how pathetic this little organizational feat sounds ... but it makes me happy, so I'll live with accepting that! 


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