Friday, March 16, 2012

A Mommy Meltdown & An Organizing Update

I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, contrary to popular belief.  I want to say that I've been crazy busy, but it hasn't been all that bad.  Although, a week ago, I had been running around all day at school and then had meetings almost every day/evening and I kinda had a meltdown.  A 'Mommy Meltdown' and I ran away from home.  I grabbed my keys & stomped out the door hollering 'I'm outta here!!!'  I got a mile down the road, called my friend and said, 'I really, really, really, really need a 'time out'.  Can I come & veg on your couch for a little bit?'  She told me she had just put on a pot of coffee.  I got to her house, texted the Princess & said I was okay but I needed and was taking a 'time out'.  Her reply?  'Good to know.'  I made it back home a couple of hours later & felt much, much more relaxed and able to deal with crap stuff.


So anyhoot, the organizing thing.  I have kept my desk cleared off (you can check that out here).  I have kept the herb & supplement bottles filled for just a week (you can check that out here).

I do have to say that what has inspired me most to keep things in order was a blurb from a sweet little blog called 'Clean, Smart, Simple Style'.  AlexisAnne said, "First of all, It's much easier to keep a clean house clean. Clutter attracts clutter, whereas clean shiny surfaces draw attention to the one stray item out of place and remind you to put it away."  I had heard the 'keeping a clean house clean' thing and the 'clutter attracts clutter' part too.  What I hadn't heard was the 'Clean shiny surfaces draw attention to the one stray item out of place' thing.  WOW!  What a statement!  I finally got it.  THAT has been what has kept those places picked up.  As soon as the one thing that didn't belong there appeared, I have been taking care of it right away.  With this thought process now stuck in my brain, I think that I will have even bigger successes!


We have been getting quotes for putting up our pool deck.  The weather has been so warm & beautiful here it's amazing.  I'm not sure if King Turd of Poop Mountain called the one guy & said come do it or not.  But that has been one thing that we've been working on.  Hoping to do some more organizing this weekend.

Sunday the Princess turns 18!  She's asked for a tattoo for her 18th birthday.  *sigh*  It's with mixed emotions that we said that we'd get it for her.  I mean, I have nothing against tattoos, I have 4 myself & King T has quite a few & his left arm is in the process of being 'sleeved'.  So this is our take on it.  She's 18.  She's old enough to get one without our permission.  We decided that we'd do this for her.  We want her to get something that she loves (we've discussed how it's gonna be there forever) and is beautiful.  We don't want her to get something that she can 'just' afford or that will be done badly or not an appropriate size, just because the tattooist only does an item 'this size = this $$ amount'.  So, we're taking her to a reputable place, a place that make sure the environment & equipment are clean & sterile.  To a guy that does amazing work & is not afraid to tell you that it won't look good at that size, color, area.  He's said that his work is his signature & he takes great pride in what he does.

That's what's been going on around here.  A little of nothing & lots of everything.  What have you been up to?

Bye!  Love you!  Have a good day, Dear!


  1. Aw you are so sweet! So glad that it's helping you to keep clutter in control. It's often so difficult to find the shiny surface first, but once you find it, it's such a motivator to keep it clean!

  2. I knew that there was a reason why my clutter keeps getting worse.....those little buggers keep attracting more. Is there a clutter exterminator? Glad you got some time out! Happy Birthday to your daughter!

  3. Haha...I just commented here and then checked my email and you had left a comment on my blog. I got the canvases at Excess Cargo. It's a discount store in Canada. Not sure if you have them in the States. I paid $7.00 each. You could do it on a piece of board too. I tried a second one with spray paint and it didn't work to well. The paint lifted off some of my letters. I would say to stick with the roller or a foam brush. Please post it if you make one. Would love to see yours!

  4. Love the organizing psychology. The only problem is that I have to muster the energy to get it clean and organized in the first place. That can be a goal for spring break. Good for you and the mom time out. That's brilliant. And finally, the tattoo, I can't even imagine having that discussion with my girls, but thank you for paving the way with your wisdom. I'll remember this and come back to you when Stinkerbell asks for her first tat.

  5. I've had a couple of mommy time outs in my life too :) Happy Birthday to your daughter, you'll have to post a picture of what she ends up getting. Congratulations on keeping your areas organized! It's a great feeling, isn't it?

  6. Very true about clean surfaces... Sometimes the cleaner I get things, though, the more I work to keep it clean... Like every little speck is illuminated and I find myself going clean freak freaky. Freaky freaky. LOL.


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