Tuesday, January 01, 2008

miss organized

I read a cool (I read a lot of great stuff) New Year's tradition at Empty Boxes - get your house in order for the New Year. Start with a clean slate.

I've done a good job of keeping the house relatively clean this month. I hung my clothes up after wearing them and there were no dirty dishes in the sink.

I have a bad habit of building a nest where ever I land. Almost magically a pile of papers, books and glasses appear around me.

I made myself straighten up the house, catch up on laundry, change the sheets, vacuum and finish my column before I let myself open my stocking.

Santa brought something for Felix and me. Felix got a rubber band ball, which looks suspiciously like the rubber band ball he got last year, just a little bigger. I got a box of peppermint tea and fun pair of sock monkey slippers. My old pair of slippers were a Christmas gift at least ten years ago.

The new slippers and soft and cozy - and darn cute.


Jerry said...

I would love to start with a clean slate. But no time, right now. I finally rationalized: Why clean if I'm just gonna have to do it all over again at the end of January? I'm gonna need a ShopVac and a dust mask by then.

Anonymous said...

I thought nesting was for.... oh well, never mind. cliff

Tee said...

LOL - I like those slippers - and you have nice ankles. (Is that a weird thing to say? Cause I'm not a weirdo... Well, maybe.)

Thanks for the shout out. My house is completely cleaned out. We donated more than a half dozen bags full of stuff to Goodwill. The house feels lighter and happier. It's definitely a tradition I intend to keep each New Years. It was so worth all the work.

(Hopefully this year I won't build up that much junk again though.)