Thursday, April 15, 2010

Hanging in there

So the next update in the Fooseberry Saga is I stayed. We have decided to band together like Little Women and tough it out. I have slowed by feverish pitch of cleaning up and packing but I have not ceased as one of the things that made me want to run from the house was the enormous amount of stuff in it. I know it is my interpretation only but I just see "Hoarders" in my head. I still have been Freecycling things I don't want but others might. I have a dear family member bringing me a trailer to prep for a massive dump run. I have also been rearranging things around to the way I would like them. I may be rushing it a bit but I am hoping the kids are getting old enough that I can start to have some nice things again instead of just crap that is child-proof and functional. We will see how that goes. Some of the stuff I was packing, throwing out or preparing to burn is stuff I haven't seen in years because I haven't had anything that wasn't plastic and durable in my home since BB(Before babies).

I am also trying to make plans for projects that we bought the supplies for but never did. This isn't costing me anything but time and a little sweat. Anyone want to garden, paint or move some more furniture? My room is a mess worst of all as I attempt to make some of the biggest changes there. I removed the computer today with it's blinking and burping gone I am hoping to make my space a little more relaxing. I see music, candles and less clutter. It will no longer be my home office.
I don't want to kill myself but I don't want to lose my motivation either so little by little I am getting rid of stuff and organizing what is left.
By the way:All this work is brought to you by CLICK! I couldn't have gotten through the last 2 weeks without it. I am not sure that is the advertisement they are looking for but it is true.
I am sad to say my Macaroni Kid Newsletter has been on the back burner. I did alot of work on the articles last week but just didn't have it for the events and missed posting them to this weeks newsletter. That really ticked me off. Just bad timing to start that project but I did not know this was going to happen. I spent some time looking for some great ideas for next week so I hope to get my desk set up and get back on track. I really want to make that work as I enjoy it so much.
I am nervous to post that things are going OK as I am still waiting for the other shoe to drop - if there is just 1 more shoe or maybe 20. Last week when I didn't think I could take much more it just kept coming so I still am very nervous. I feel like I have traveled 2,000 miles in 2 weeks. I think I haven't even touched on somethings and somethings feel like a beat horse and I need to move on from them.
Each new day is an adventure I guess.


Melting Mama said...

Candles and music?

That's a much better atmosphere.

Lauren said...

I'm a "decorator" by nature but I have found over the past few years that less is definately more AND easier with the kids. I have started incorporated "decent" looking things into the house now and I feel better about it. I have a playroom still but a lot of the toys they keep in their own rooms now which makes less clutter everywhere else. I think you will feel a load lifted when you get to the bottom of cleaning out. Your head will be much clearer.

Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40
5/20/18 YPD Run to Remember 37.37 12:08