You might remember this picture from my post "Life is Messy" a few months back. I am happy to say that my living room does not look nearly this bad as I type this. The glass table top broke about a month ago, so the table went away (freecycled the frame and the larger… Continue reading Taking on a Mini-Challenge!
Starting over is always an option. I realize that the new year was only six short weeks ago, but I need a do over! So, instead of waiting for the start of another month or even another week, I'm starting over today. I'm not totally sure what this means other than I feel like I… Continue reading Six Word Saturday – Starting Over
That is where I am today. Struggling. I am struggling to figure out what it is that makes me incapable of keeping an uncluttered space. House, car, garage...it is all just piles of stuff and I'm tired of looking at it. I feel like I pick up quite a bit every single day, but to… Continue reading Struggling…
Well, after a night of insomnia (I haven't had it this bad in a really long time) that actually was pretty productive and thoughtful, I realize that I need space in my life. I need space in my home (I've been cleaning up the piles that have been building up over the last few weeks… Continue reading Simplicity Sunday – Making Space
So, yeah...that's my living room from tonight when I arrived home from work. It seems like this happens everyday. I clean it up, get it all looking somewhat presentable (not clean by any means...do you see how many stains are on the carpet? that isn't coming out...) and by the end of… Continue reading Wordless Wednesday – Life is Messy
That turtle is clocking speeds much higher than I seem to be in getting things done. I feel like for every one step forward, I'm going about 20 more backwards. Some things are going well this semester. I like my classes. I feel better about my teaching. But, I am behind in grading (a lot)… Continue reading To-Do Tuesday #2 – Catch up!
I need one of these. No, not the word cloud...a daily routine! I did Flylady quite a few years ago and it worked really well for me. But, since I've had my daughter, every time I have tried to get back on the Flywagon I have failed. A big part of it has been that… Continue reading Simplicity Sunday #3 – Simply Routine
Inspired by this project over at Our Little Apartment (that is her trunk as she carts off a bunch of stuff from her house), I am going to spend eight weeks starting a week from today (I'm leaving for five days today, so starting now would not make much sense, although sometimes I feel like I… Continue reading Simplicity Sunday #1 – Purge, purge, purge
So, yeah. That was my entry way closet a few weeks back. And I think of it as representative of what my life feels like right now. Way. Too. Full. Of stuff. And some of the stuff is good stuff - like I'm using that big pink, plaid purse right now and I love it… Continue reading Simplicity Sundays #1 – The Great Purge