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Reorganizing Day 1

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

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I decided while I was walking (4.5 miles) that my closet needs to be reorganized.
So I am in the process of going through all of the treasures and junk that I have stuffed away in my teeny tiny closet.

I'm getting rid of half a dozen purses that I never use anymore(say hello to Goodwill donations).
I'm throwing out old shoes(because let's face it, they aren't any good with ripped seams and holes)
I'm packing away my mother's bridesmaid dresses, my grandmother's keepsake shirts, and a few other "memory" clothes and putting them away in the crawlspace.
I'm going through my coats (Goodwill again) and getting rid of the ones I never use, even on trips to colder places.
I'm going through my excess papers, folders, notebooks, stationary, magazine article clippings, and things like that(3/4 tossing, 1/4 organize to keep).
Getting rid of old greeting cards(kept a few for bookmarks).

And yet, I still don't have the kind of room in my closet that I wanted or imagined that I would. I am amazed at the sheer amount of STUFF that I have. Not to mention, there are a few things that I've collected for when I get a place of my own, but my hope chest is currently full(with more stuff). *Sigh* I suppose I'll just have to get tougher with myself. Although that's not really hard for me to do... when I start tossing I usually do it in a pretty big way. And I have yet to toss something that I found I really wanted later.

I'm planning on tackling my desk tomorrow. That should be interesting! I'm hoping that I'll be able to fit one of my plastic drawer organizers(the one with all my extra notebooks and papers) under my desk. I should get out my measuring tape before I start to move it, though... just to be sure it will fit under the desk cross-braces.

The weather today was fantastic! It was sunny, but cool. I just needed a very light jacket for my walk today. The dogwoods are starting to bloom, as are the azaleas, tulips, redbud trees, cherry trees, and even the oaks are starting to put out their evil little catkin things(I don't know their real name)... I dread those. I've made sure to start taking my daily dose of local honey to ward off the worst of the pollen allergies.

When I lived in the dorms on the University of Georgia campus, a student made a snowman out of the oak catkins at the height of pollen season. I'm pretty sure they must have been out of their mind. And they probably sneezed their way over to the Health Center with a sinus infection afterwords. Really. A catkin snowman! It was actually kind of impressive that someone was willing to stick their hands into all those catkins in order to make it, plus the fact that it held together and had little twig arms.

Creative Writing Prompt:
It was an ordinary Tuesday, right up until _________ happened.

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    It was an ordinary Tuesday, right up until the package was delivered. I wasn't expecting anything, so it was quite a surprise when I opened it and found a stack of letters addressed to me. The return address on them was that of my best friend from grade school...
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    Comment edited on: 4/4/2013 12:09:18 AM
    Great job with the organizing! I am always amazing by the amount of stuff I have as well, but the organizing still feel good. And that walk sounds amazing!
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    Organizing is so therapeutic - very glad you now have an organized closet and a soon-to-be organized desk :) That is crazy about the number of catkins you are talking about - I haven't seen that many in the same area!
    It was an ordinary Tuesday, right up until the cloud of pollen happened... (I hope not!)
    2732 days ago
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    I love reorganized and downsizing and so does the Goodwill. It always makes me feel good.
    2732 days ago
    It really was lovely today. We went to a park and hiked 2 miles. Trees budding, birds singing...wonderful start to spring. Sounds like you had a good productive day.
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    2732 days ago
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