Monday, January 3, 2011

It's not working yet...

Well, I had high hopes for the New Year - not to mention my New Year's resolutions... and even this early in the game, it looks like it's a losing battle.

See, this year, I vowed to be more organized... so that I could find the time to do things that were important to me.
Stuff like catching up on blogs, and getting around to posting more regularly.
Things like getting out in the yard and getting the veggies fertilized, not to mention doing something about the waist-high weeds that are quickly becoming a tangled jungle out there.

I vowed to get the Christmas tree down by January 2nd, and get everything - including the ornaments - boxed up properly, so it would all be ready for the moving van.
Which also needs to be scheduled, since it's going to take at least 6 weeks to get from this end to the other.
Which also means sorting and packing and tossing and giving away my possessions - most of which I look at now and think "what in the hell was I thinking?" when I bought that?

None of that is getting accomplished.
Not one iota.

The Christmas tree is still standing in the corner... mostly devoid of ornaments, but I still have the lights to do.
The ornaments are piled haphazardly on the table, awaiting sorting and boxing.
And the stinkin' cats made off with the tinsel rope a couple of days back and I haven't even bothered to go looking for it.

The refrigerator needs a good cleaning out, but I keep using the excuse that I want to wait until garbage bin day - which is 3 days from now.

The laundry needs doing, but I keep using the excuse that I want to get the laundry room tidied and sorted through first before dragging the clothes baskets out.

Hell, there are even towels on the clothesline that have been there since at least 2 days ago... but I'm just using the excuse that they're just getting well aired.

Excuses, excuses, excuses...

I need a minder.
I swear I do.
Or at the least a cattle prod... and someone to administer it to my hiney.

Pity no one gave me one for Christmas.


Nancy M. said...

Wait, did I miss something? Did you end up getting the house? I have been a little out of it lately.

Pam said...

Thanks for making me feel better about how disorganized I am!

Bz said...

Phhheewwww... I'm not alone! I TOTALLY understand on the NOT putting clothes away--- eeesh!
Say, tell me... how's the 'old guy' taking the moving news? He coming here with you?

joolzmac said...

Try doing a "Ten Minute Tidy" with a reward at the end - a nice cuppa joe and sit down. It's amazing what you can achieve in 10 minutes! Do several 10 minutes tidies a day and zippo - your work is done!

Cheers - Joolz

Chocolate Cat said...

Take a deep breath, breathe, now find a block of chocolate - the bigger the better, sit yourself down ,watch some mindless tv, give yourself an hour and then start again!!! It will happen!

Homestay Mama said...

I've gotta start saving my $$ so I can come down to CA with Gramma2Many to meet our favorite blogger in person. Of course we'll wait until you are settled in. Did your Aussie house sell? Does it look like you might get the CA house of your choice? Do you have a moving date?

I'm excited!!!

farmlady said...

Geez! Take it easy. You're being way too hard on yourself. It's only the 3rd of January.
ONE THING AT A TIME> do one thing and finish it. Slow down... make a list.... have some tea.... and CHILL.
It's raining here anyway. When do you have to be here? Tomorrow?
Silly girl..... LOL!

HermitJim said...

Just remember that what doesn't get done today will still be there tomorrow! No need to try and push too hard, ya know?

Karen Deborah said...

Me too, you got the house? Where is your organizational clean freak friend? Bribe her for help. Give her a few kids, cats, stuff, money or something. She is a whiz right?

Wow how cool you ARE moving! The worst thing is you can just leave it all. Actually sometimes that is the best thing. Sure you can't get it down to just the sweet memories and let the rest go? 6 weeks in a moving van sounds like big KA CHING!!

Becky said...

Me, too, did I miss something???? Have I been in a coma??? I made a resolution not to make any resolutions.

Anonymous said...

I´ve given up the struggle to becoming organized long time ago :-) and it is nice to bring in laundry that has been well aired :-) :-)

Have a great day now!


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