Tuesday, January 8, 2008


Doesn't this picture just make you want to scream and run the other way? It does me! The past few days I have been going through all...ALL...my Christmas 'stuff'.We are planning to build a house this year, and I do not want to take anything there that I do not use. So, I'm sorting through EVERYTHING related to Christmas, purging and packing and labelling. This is not really my idea of fun. But, our architect says we will be in by next Christmas, so if I do it now, it won't have to be done then.

I am one of these crazy folks who likes to decorate for every season and holiday. So, I have 'stuff'...lots of 'STUFF'...TOO. MUCH. STUFF. So, my big resolution for the year...wait, I don't want to call it a resolution..that sounds too hard...my GOAL is to sort through and discard as I go along. I did it in the fall, and I'm closing in on Christmas. But, I just can't believe I have all this mess. Now, I have to admit, I am not one to throw away something if there is the remotest possibility that I will need it at any time in the near or distant future. But, of course, I can never can find it when I do need it. I KNOW I have it....just not WHERE I have it.

The biggest problem I have with a project like this, is my ADD. It is so hard for me to keep focused on anything for very long. Well...here I am blogging instead of working right now! It really is hard, as those of you similarly afflicted know. Your mind is not happy in one mode for very long...it needs to move on. I want to stay at it until I finish...I really do, but first thing I know, I'm in another room doing something else not even related.

Well, Don has gotten one of those big trash containers delivered to our house, and he is going to clean out the garage, and we are going to put these things I am packing in there and when it gets time to move, it will just be a matter of moving the organized, labeled boxes full of only the stuff I really want. Sounds great, huh? Only with God's help will it happen. I do have a friend who is going to help and the girl who cleans for me is going to help also. Maybe it is a possibility...we'll see.

I've talked to you friends long enough...I'm going back in....wish me luck!


Jennifer said...

Good luck! maybe you will inspire me to purge... probably not.
I love your new header.

Ang baylis said...

Oh, if you only knew... I am procrastinating right this minute. I have so much to do I don't know where to start!

Good job and good luck!
Angie xoxo

Given Grace said...

God be with you as you enter in!!!

Just keep in mind how truly good you will feel when it is all done!
Keep at it.

Musicaljean said...

Oh, does that EVER bring back memories of our downsizing two years (actually going on three now) ago. Now I'm beginning to tell that we have been here this long, because there are areas of this house that were empty when we moved in, and now they're not. Hmmm. Maybe we should move again....like to Florida, maybe??

Lynne said...

If we don't hear from you by tomorrow, we're sending in a search party!

Profbaugh said...

Oh my!! You've just reminded me that I've procrastinated too long with my own Christmas purging. I'm with Angie on this one. I have no idea where to even start!!!

Much luck. . hope you come up for air (and blogging) every now and again.


Deedra said...

Oh. My. Goodness. That is a LOT of Christmas stuff! I'm glad to see that you made it out alive! I don't put up a ton of stuff. I like to use fresh greenery and bows to do most of my decorating then I can just trash it and get new fresh greenery next year (I usually buy a cheap live Christmas tree and cut it up with pruning shears...waaay cheaper than buying greenery piece by piece!)...and it makes my whole house smell like Christmas! And the best part? No lugging it up the stairs! :)