Organizing (or Why is the Doll Box Full of Everything But Dolls?)

Sparkle and DH are sleeping, Comet is away at a sleepover, and I have had the house to myself for 2 hours!  Hence the second blog post in as many days.

I have given up on cleaning the upstairs space.  I can’t hardly bear to look at it, much less take a picture.  It is worse than anything you can imagine.

Instead, now that I have this beautifully minimalist MacBook, I am cleaning my office.  I have attempted this before too, only I am far more successful this go ’round.  I didn’t take a before photo, but I have one archived somewhere, and once I figure out how to find it I’ll edit it in.

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My new workstation

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Old workstation, with soon-to-be-gone PC.

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View across the desk (taken from inside the closet)

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Wall behind the new workstation

I am very pleased so far.  There is far more clear space on this desk, and it is so much more inviting and motivating.  Once the PC is gone I will set up my sewing machine in the second workspace, all my current projects will be stashed in the closet for easy access.  I won’t have to hunt for space and supplies.  Peace!  Joy!

Paradigm Shift

Well, again a long hiatus.   I’ll spare you too many details, but suffice to say that Girl Scout Cookie sales, Destination Imagination, and tax season took up most of my time the last few months.

But I’ll always be back 🙂

My life is about to be swallowed up again with summer plans, garage sale (a real one, with paying customers and everything!), visits from relatives and camps for Sparkle and Comet.  I am currently exhausted from hauling things around the basement in search of items for the garage sale.  I actually found the baby swing, high chair, and johnny jumper from when the kids were, well, babies.  Sparkle found 2 or 3 things she wanted to keep, and Comet hasn’t seen the pile yet.  I have many more big items than I originally thought, so I am pleased about that.  I am going in with a friend on this, and she’s got plenty to sell too.  Crossing our fingers for good weather.

I had a fabulous Mother’s Day.  The weather was perfect, 70’s with a clear blue sky.  My family made me breakfast.  The kids hardly fought and showered me with school-made gifts.  We all trekked out to the west metro for a wool and knitting festival which was simply fabulous.  Afterward we stopped at a winery for a tasting, I got a little tipsy, and the kids ran around with their friends in the countryside.  The biggest surprise?  My new MacBookAir!  I am so thrilled!  it’s fast, compact and beautiful!  My poor old computer is now sitting neglected, but I am not sad to see it go.  I get so much more done so quickly, like blogging!  Maybe I’ll be around more.

It has not been an adjustment at all to the Mac.  I really didn’t get the PC anyway, so this seems fine.  Better even.

I hope to sew more this summer, clean my office (I’ve given up on the upstairs) and organize my files.  Maybe paint Sparkle’s room, and sew some curtains.  We’ll see.