Let me start this post by saying, in my defense, I have been ridiculously busy. I mean, crazy busy. I got it in my head that we needed to switch gears from hoarders to minimalists. We simply have too much stuff and our hands never touch a portion of it. Therefore, I started reorganizing our home.
In our kitchen, we have those cabinets you can put things on top of. Yeah. That’s awesome, except when it isn’t. It literally started feeling like stuff was leaning over the tops and threatening to crash in on top of you. I went through every drawer and cabinet and tossed crap away. The only thing on top of our cabinets is now our board games.
I went through the toys.
I went through the family room.
I went through the front closet and the pantry.
In all, I would say we have tossed out a good nine or ten (huge) bags of garbage and have three huge boxes to donate. And I’ve only gotten through the first level of our home.
I love how clear and uncluttered it all looks, but this takes a huge amount of time. HUGE.
Therefore, my resolutions have dipped a bit, but I’m more than okay with that. This was a priority and I am so happy with the results.
I have been drinking less coffee, more water and have only had three or four sodas all year. Quite a change from a daily diet soda addiction!
I actually enjoy having breakfast daily and have fallen in love with eggs all over again! Oh, and cereal. I love me a good cereal!
We’ve stayed on task with reading more, eating at the kitchen table and being more respectful, in general.
I still haven’t done anything for the T21 Traveling Afghan Project. Once my home is in order, I will be much more capable of sitting and hooking, as opposed to organizing and tossing crap out!
I have to get back into the habit of doing more projects with the kids. I miss them and I’m sure they do too!
I rocked two new recipes yesterday, so I’m on task there.
Walk? What walk?
I would consider organizing the house a complete “me project”. It’s the thing I’ve most wanted to do for myself and our family. I would also consider it quite the relationship builder! When my house is in order, I am a much happier and laid back woman! This, obviously, makes me a happier and laid back wife.
Since I can’t really consider not ripping someone’s face off a Random Act of Kindness, I fail at that this week as well.
I have, however, kept up with my Resolution Recaps! I love seeing the posts with increasing numbers! I can stick with this for 52 weeks!
Since it is the month’s end, let’s recap the month!
* Attend church. Epic fail
* Date my wife (twice per month.) Score! We even had an overnight date (sans kids) this past weekend! At first, I felt guilty picking Em up and dumping her on someone else, but we dropped her off right before bedtime and picked her up shortly after she woke up, so I didn’t actually miss out on any quality time with her. Plus, we’re having a Mom and Em afternoon, so my guilt is assuaged!
* Read a book. Fail. Did I mention how busy I’ve been with the house?
* Send Bubba a care package. Check. Well, I don’t SEND them in the mail, but I SEND them with him. I already have a few ideas for his February box!
I guess two out of four isn’t bad! It gives me a bit of area to work towards! Onward and upwards!