Monday, August 02, 2010


Today, I woke up knowing I wanted to get our floor mopped.  I knew it needed done.  It was gross.  And I have told myself that it could be the last time I mop before our baby girl gets here!

And then,  as I looked in our laundry/pantry area, I knew.  I needed to clean it out and organize it.  The boys watched, ahem, 2 hours of tv so I could accomplish both those tasks.  And I feel so good about it! 

Tomorrow, the boys bathroom will be cleaned (one of my most unfavorite jobs) and I have some bananas that need baked into some bread. 

Before this baby gets here, I feel like I need to simplify everything.  My purse seems too big.  I want something smaller and simpler.  Something like this, maybe?  Just dreaming here. 

My bedroom feels much too cluttered.  That's because it is.  It is embarrasing.  There are piles of the boys clothes that need to be put in a bin for Kolby and Levi to grow into.  There are piles that need to fnd a home until winter.  There is a pile to take to Goodwill.  And there are 2 bins of baby boy clothes that need to get tagged and ready to take to consignment. 

And our house is being painted, so there is plastic over every window.  Including the sliding door to the outside storage area of where those bins are.  We did not pick this time to paint and block ourselves out of being able to get things put away. (townhome association = usually good, not having to do the work ourselves, but not so convenient this time)

I can get those clothes bagged and read to take to Goodwill.  I think I will do that. 

Did I mention that when we sorted Levi's closet, we finally unpacked our last box from our move?  2 years ago.  And our bedroom still isn't finished and decorated?  And I already have plans to redo our kitchen?  Will it all ever get done? 

Did you read to the end?  I feel like I need to apologize for such a boring post.  Just writing what's on my mind today. 

I'm going to declutter something!


  1. Sounds like "NESTING" to me....


  2. N-E-S-T-I-N-G!

    You are so close, you lucky mama.

  3. Sounds like you've got a bad case of nesting! Annika must be plotting her escape.

  4. The painting sounds super stressful.... Way to handle it in stride!!

  5. I read that to the end.

    I LOOOOOVE that to simplify, you are going to buy more stuff.

    Aint that the American way? It is SO hard to get out of that mentality, isn't it? I was just thinking today that I needed to get organized and get rid of stuff, and then I thought, "I need to buy this organizing system to do it!"


    can't believe you are getting so close to her birthday!?

  6. boy clothes taken to consignment? what if anni has a baby brother some day?!

    i'm not helping you declutter here, am i...


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