Last week was even crazier than I thought it would be.
Between 6pm on Friday and 6pm on Saturday I was home for a grand total of 45 minutes. Although I did meet up with my family out of the house for about an hour in there.
It was intense.
And I dropped the ball on the 40 days.
And now I'm playing catch up.
While it's not the point I was trying to make to myself (about being consistent) it's a useful one none-the-less. If I hadn't been blogging about this (even though I don't know who might be reading this) I think I would have quit. I would have determined this an exercize only for more organized people, people without little kids, people who were anything but what I am.
But I can't improve if I'm not willing to change myself, right?
Even once I stood back up I put off writing this post. I thought I could once I had completely caught up. But eventually I realized that I couldn't wait until 'everything was perfect'.
So it's not an A+ by any stretch, but here's what I've got.
Day 10: office shelves - I picked one shelf/bookcase, my lia sophia stuff, and went through it. Most of the shelf just needed tidying up. What I really went through was my files. I was holding on to a lot of records that I didn't need. So I let them go. Yay! Point for clean me.
Day 11: closet, my clothes-went through them and filled at least half a garbage bag. The pack rat side put a few things in my sewing box (read: large skirts and such that screamed "but I'm a large piece of fabric, upcycle!"). Point for the pack rat.
Day 12: closet, my shoes-pseudo-fail. I started through them but didn't finish. Then I left the bag of shoes out and the kids so kindly put all the shoes back. Fail.
Day 13: John's side of the closet-I shouldn't have included John without letting him know (sorry!), but he was so sweet. I pulled a few piles out of the closet and he went through them, but we certainly didn't get to everything. All the time I spent away this week meant time he had the kids and couldn't really work on his lesson plans. So it's a meh on this one.
Day 14: dresser drawers-kinda weird here. I hardly use the dresser. Right now it's strictly for intimates, and it seems I don't 'pack rat' there. So I'm not sure how this one ranks.
Day 15: toy bags-failed. I haven't touched them.
Day 16: my bookshelf-I read at night. And my little bookshelf has gotten overrun. And I went at it. And I even have a picture! Not the greatest, but this is what I pulled from my shelf.
3 boxes and a trash bag. All on one little shelf. I didn't get a shot of the shelf before or after. But I ended up with the smallest of the boxes to take back to my little shelf. Point to the clean me!
Days 17 and 18: entertainment center tops and inside. This was yesterday and today. And it didn't happen.
The biggest question I had to ask was 'Do I keep playing catch up or do I start on today and pick up the lost days as I go?'.
I've decided to start on today.
I can't change yesterday and I can't do a whole lot of good fussing about it.
So I'm going to change today.
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