It was. And then I even worked out!
Congrats! I'm probably a poor one to talk about organization, but when I DO get organized, I find it helpful to have boxes: keep (and with paperwork, file), toss (right into a paper bag for the recycle bin) and move (belongs in a different room). You can zip through stuff pretty quickly by sorting this way(or in another way that makes more sense to you). Once sorted, it's pretty easy to put everything in it's proper place.
I will fetch a box in from the garage for that. Thanks.
I love the feeling after I've finished cleaning my entire place from top to bottom... it's usually 4am and my body is hurting and my eyes can barely stay open anymore (because I always tackle way more than any one person should do in a day).... but it hurts so good. Maybe I'll do that this weekend.
Why do I have this strange mental picture of you, waving a broom vigorously over your head, chasing and swatting at the free range dust bunnies? Sort of like a Tom & Jerry cartoon...
Hee! Yes, it was just like that, dear.
Ah, the joys of a good spring clean. Time to get back to mine own.
The other rooms have to wait until my back recovers a bit. I rather overdid it!
oooh, great link to Cat's blog. Problem for me with that is, her blog is soooo much more interesting than unfucking my own hoard, that I'll spend time reading that and not doing anything.
And it's kind of like dieting: one gets all revved up at the beginning and actually makes progress. Eventually slipping back into the same bad habits. (Why yes, I HAVE wasted thousands of dollars on professional organizers. Why do you ask?)
It is very much like that, I fear.
As you know, I am a total dork and neat freak...but when I come over on Tuesday, we can brainstorm about a better setup and filing system for your office. I'm all excited and motivated over here :)
I'm totally intimidated by the idea! But it's probably a good one. Eep!
What time were you thinking on Tuesday?
Barring any work disasters, I can arrive anytime after 5pm. What works for you?
If we are going to ride at all, it has better be ASAP. Looking forward to time with you!
I cannot THANK YOU enough for posting here about Cat Valente's Girl Unlocked blog. It so resonates for me (except for the Being A Writer(tm) thang, which isn't my calling*), and for my friends with ADD who are/want to be writers. (hrmmm, does ADD cause writer-envy, or is it the other way 'round?)
Trouble is, I'm so much more interested in reading her blog than getting off my arse and unfuckening my life/study/bedroom/theRoomWhoseNameShallNotBeMentioned(but used to be called The Craft Room before the Hoarder Fey colonized it).
*but imagine how much time I wouldn't spend on unfuckening things living rentfree in my house if I DID do the writing thang! Oy! AND vey.
(see, I'm so ADD'd I didn't realize I already said this yesterday. oh well. Still true.)
Edited at 2012-02-25 11:45 pm (UTC)
If you like Beethoven, the Cleveland Orchestra is doing both Beethoven's Ninth and Sixth in early March.
Alas, with Ferrett's upcoming travel now increasing we are on a very tight - i.e., nonexistent - entertainment budget for the foreseeable future.
"...my favorite music of all time: Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5... until I found the recording of the Vienna Philharmonic with Vladimir Ashkenazy at the piano and Zubin Mehta conducting."
That's my favorite music of all time too! And I have that same recording - it is incomparable.
Heeee, solidarity! I'm in completely the same predicament. I've got serious "Cat is gone off to NY" blues, and have also decided to unfuck my life! :)
Woot! She is a great inspiration. The only major spaces left to deal with are my sewing space and Ferrett's office. The entire upstairs is wonderfully clean!