Saturday, February 6, 2010

Random Sampler

Just when you *hope* the bug has flown, number two goes down.
Now my thoughts switch from "this'll pass..." to "...how many of the seven of us are going to get this?"
Instead of going to bed, I'm throwing another load of laundry in, and checking the gingerale-apple juice-saltine stockpile.
On a healthier note,
I'm on a 30-day mission to de-clutter and make an attempt at reigning in a bit of organization in my crazy house.  Yesterday's feeble attempt went to my plastics cupboard and drawers.  The "Tub-O-Ware" closet, as it is affectionately referred to by some.  I even fixed the shelf!  Didn't want to, but BAM! I did.

Tonight I put off the deed until dinner time.  Because I have been reporting daily to my husband, he had my back, and enlisted the help of the teenage omelet maker; the two of them whipped up dinner while I cleaned.
Check out my meal!

 It was GOOD.  And it was so liberating just to show up for dinner.

Here's what I was able to finish while the troops were covering kitchen duty. 

Not perfect, but the flashlights are all working, the pens and pencils have stopped breeding in there (for now), our recycle container is almost full, and the trash was just collected yesterday.

Chug-a-lug!

12 comments:

Aaron H. said...

Bandaids can't stop the hemoraging. You need medical training. Call Nurse Rachael.

Sherry said...

Way to go! I guess you don't need me to come out and help you de-clutter! :)

Becky said...

You make me proud. I'm almost wishing I had closets to de-clutter because it's SO fun. :) Keep on keeping on my sister!

rebecca said...

You're on a roll!
If this were my house, the tupperware cupboard would be nice like this for exactly 24 hours or until the next load of dishes was put away. It's worth the effort though!

Joy said...

I'm loving it!

LL said...

you are like a MACHINE!!!!
way to go my friend. and I want to just "show up" to dinner. Sounds (and looks) great!

Yankee Girl said...

I really am starting to feel quite inspired and I might just start decluttering any day now!

mckell.b.p.55 said...

Inspiring! :) Want to do my room?

shirlgirl said...

Great job, Jen! I'll bet you feel good about it, too. And the omelet looks great as well.

Jo Jo said...

I would love to just show up for dinner! type a man must be loving all this organizing. good job fixing the shelf

Marilyn said...

You are really going to town on this organizing thing, looks great!

rad6 said...

ooooo... you photos are inspiring...
oh and I can't help but think, is that the dinner that came back up???
nice that you have the before picture...
did you take an after picture too???
GROSS!!!!!!! I can't believe I just wrote that!!!!!! EWWWWW... no after pics please!