When I was young I wanted to grow up to be the Ivory Soap girl...
My grandmother used to tell me that my skin was like peaches and cream.
It wasn't until I was in my 30's that my sister looked at me one day and said... "you know, your skin isn't really all that great ... you should wear foundation."
And she took me to Macys' cosmetic counter and we bought my first bottle of Lancome foundation. What would I do without my sister? She always has my back.
Soap. Soap is a good thing. I like to be clean.
I like being clean more than I like cleaning.
Anyway, that is besides the point. I wanted to thank everyone for all those great tips on getting organized.
First of all, it really is reassuring to know that I am not alone in my lack of time management and organizational skills at home. Misery loves company.
Playing music was a wonderful suggestion. It kept me moving and helped me to not feel overwhelmed. Who knows, maybe some of those dance moves will help me lose a few pounds!
Making lists, setting the kitchen timer, focusing on just one small task at a time... ...these are things I will try. (In fact, I cleaned out the cupboard with all the Tupperware in it today...took a whole bag full across the street to the school which is holding its annual rummage sale tomorrow). Getting rid of Tupperware is easy for me. It doesn't pull at my heart strings...even if some of it was probably 30 years old... ...and the cupboard looks great.
I don't know about that Feng Shui suggestion... ...I'm a long way aways from that sort of living.
I like a little clutter. I like my collections.
Zita of Mlle Magpie mentioned she believes rewards are a good idea... ...now that sounds very wise, I am definitely in favor of rewards.
I actually took fourbags of stuff across the street to the school sale.
So, maybe my reward should be to go to the sale tomorrow to see if there are any treasures... ... hopefully I won't bring 4 bags home!
So thanks again for all the encouragement... I intend to persevere and enjoy the path to organized chaos! :)
To live content with small means.... To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion.... To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich.... To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.... To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart.... To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.... In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.... ...........this is to be my symphony.
Thank you to all the kindred spirits and kind souls who take the time to leave a comment......Your support and encouragement are deeply appreciated.....I read each and every message and as time allows, do my best to reply.
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