Thursday, May 13, 2010

As Luck Would Have It

What a wonderfully productive day it has been.  Since I don't know how much time off I will have I looked around the house today looking for the project that needed the most attention.  

Do you have one of those rooms where you put the things you don't know what to do with or just don't want to deal with them at the time?  Or maybe it's a place where you stash when companies coming over.  I have to admit, I have one of those rooms.  It's a small bedroom that we were using as an office, a computer room, and quiet room.  Now, it gets used for none of those reason, it's become a catch all room, a room we shut the door to and pray that the house fairy will come and clean it some night.  

They say when you have a problem the first thing you need to do is admit it to yourself and others, so:  My name is Sheryl and I have not a junk drawer, not a junk cupboard but a junk room.

 So, there you have it, I'm a closet junk room junkie.

 My filing system has been one of the most basics for the last 1 1/2 years; pay the bills throw the papers in a box - all together.
***rolls eyes here***

I decided this room would be my project while I am between jobs.  

I grab my "filing box" and head to the living room so I can at least watch a movie (or two) as I sort.

I wasn't without company, Jake and Sami enjoyed the fresh air.

And TJ came later to see what he was missing.

Not all of the company was useful, actually some of it was down right distracting:

After an afternoon of Flylady - 15 minute sessions I was able to reduce my file box to this (and these papers already had a file folder - why didn't I just put them there to begin with?):

The question remains: Why do we think we need to keep the things we keep some times? 

I have my heart dead set on finishing this room before I go back to work.  

As luck God would have it, I was called for an interview on Friday.  If everything works out ok, I could start as early as Monday. 

Hummm...wonder how much I can get done in that room tomorrow afternoon?

What about you, what are you holding on too?


Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Wow! I'm loving that you have an interview! Hope it works out very well for you. But, you have got to get the junk room done so make it a goal that if you get the job, you won't start work on Monday with that still hanging over your head.

Loved that you had the furbabies keeping you company.

RCUBEs said...

I used to keep my old school notes from Nursing. Only to be an eyesore. When Christ found me, that was when the change came. I started asking myself, why was I holding to those? For what? Now, I pray that nothing has a hold on me but Christ. God bless sister. And that pic was funny with your cat in the box! :)

Kristi Maloney said...

I do have a catch-all room like that! What makes it tough is that we are trying to sell our house and every room looks great except that one room. But where do you put it all?! Glad I found your blog. I am a new follower and I hope you stop by Moms Own Words sometime.

Have a great weekend!

Ina in Alaska said...

We had an entire downstairs area that was accumulating junk and old family debris until I gutted it. It was where our kids hung out. But once they left it needed to be redone. We removed carpet, gutted the bathroom, had every room repainted, etc. That was 2 years ago and it is a clean new space for adults. I do have a spot in one of the bedrooms down there that I box up all things to be donated. Once the box is full we take the box to the local SPCA Thrift shop for resale.

Good luck in your interview!! xoxo