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Help, I’m a Slob! Part I – The Office

Amazingly enough, I managed to finish the majority of my December to-do list before Christmas, so that left me this week to either start January’s to-do list or to do something I’ve been putting off for about 6 months – cleaning my house.  Granted, getting a jump on next work’s month would be amazing, but when you’re up to your ears in dust bunnies, dirty laundry, and unopened mail it can really do a number on your motivation.  I took some “before” pictures of each room, to motivate myself, and more to impress myself when it was all over.  I started Tuesday, and it took all day to get my home office straightened out.  I had a mail bin with sheets and sheets of paper in it – documents dating back to 2008.  I went through the whole thing.  I’m posting all the “before” pictures of the office “after” pictures right after..  I will create other posts for the other rooms with the other “after” pictures.  This blog post is mainly for my Mom, who has to work but I explain each and every thing I’ve done in minute detail like I’ve made an important scientific discovery, or perhaps single-handedly created world peace.  Plus, I think she’s the only one who still reads this blog.

The Office


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The dreaded mail bin.

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a great place to put wrapping paper.

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So, that’s the office. Stay tuned for other rooms as I finish them. Because I know the rest of you are on pins and needles….

The week before Thanksgiving – Heaven Help Me

This will be brief, though it breaks my heart that I have this fancy new website and no time to play with it.  December.  December will be my month to clean up the categories and post my blog roll.  And to write some content that doesn’t work better than a Unisom.

I have a 12-15 page paper due December 1st, a 20-25 page paper due December 8th, and a 15-20 page paper due December 10th, and in between Thanksgiving happens.  My awesome PIL from Georgia are coming and while they are here my FIL and Hubs are going to replace the fuse box with some new-fangled breakers and switch out our HVAC system.  An awesome thing, yes?  Also, very stressful because of all that literary scholarshippy geniusy stuff I have to do.

So I’m going to set out doing that, stopping first to wrap a bunch of birthday presents for The Hubs and maybe do some calming deep breathing.  Here is your “moment of Zen”, and make sure you turn up your speakers.

Yes, I am well aware that I’ve just posted a video of my cat purring.  I’m fully OK with all that entails, and recognize my Crazy Cat Lady tendencies, secure in the knowledge that they will never get the best of me.