Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Today was supposed to be about organization, as I need to work on that in every aspect of my life.  In fact, it was one of my resolutions for this year, and it hasn't been given its due.  My house is in disorder bordering on chaos.  The other night the power went out for three hours.  I could not find a flashlight, a lighter, or a match.  I'm not sure why I was as freaked out that night as I was, but I waved my cell phone around looking for anything that would cast light or ignite and called my husband three times until I found the lighter outside on the deck.  Just one example of my lack of organization; we don't put things back where they belong.  I could also describe the baskets of clean clothes waiting to be folded, the wrenches we have in a pile by the front door (not really a kid-friendly way to store them), and I've already briefly described our dining table in a previous post.

There's also digital organization, something I'm just as bad at.  Twice a year I try to make some sense of all our computer files with new folders and conscientious deleting.  It works for a few weeks, and then I go back to saving files with no sense of convention.  This blog is a perfect example.  I forget to label half my posts, and many times I just don't know what to label them, so I leave them blank.

I need a major organizational overhaul on my life.

The thing is, I'm really motivated to do this stuff right now.  I think it might be the nesting phenomenon, but I want to get things straight and clean.  It's just feels that every time I try to do anything right now, my body gives up.  Before I had some pregnancy related issues that forced me to take it easy, a task that is hard in itself when you have a 4-year-old and 20-month-old around you all the time.  Today, I can barely move my neck without pain.  Almost anything I do causes discomfort.  The hot shower I took to help relax the muscles led to a sudden onset of nausea (hot showers are supposed to be no no's for pregnant women).  I'm hurting and frustrated, and trying to figure out the best way to make it through the nine or so hours until my husband gets home.

I do apologize for the self-pity at the end of this post.  Tomorrow will be a brighter day.


  1. Sounds like you could use a little help right now. Do you have a friend or relative who could stop over. It's amazing how just a little help and conversation eases the stress. Also, you might need a massage. I go to someone who does a release treatment as well. It's a day of rest for you. Embrace it.

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  2. Tomorrow will definitely be a better day . . . In the meantime, though, hope your neck feels better and you don't stress too much about your "disorganization" :)

  3. I'm sorry to hear about your pains today. Hang in there. You're right, tomorrow will be brighter. The very wise Ingrid Trobisch used to say that she'd only tackle one drawer or area a day in her attempt to keep things organized.

  4. I'm sorry about your pains. I really hope that in the near future you find happiness.


  5. I do hope you are feeling better soon.

  6. Forget about the laundry and the wrenches. Relax and take care of yourself. The rest will sort itself out eventually...or so I tell myself :-)

  7. Feel better soon. Found you on A-Z. Good luck with the rest of the alphabet.

  8. Hope you will find motivation soon! May you be blessed with healing and wellness!