1/30/2011

And what I really wanted to post today....

Okay, so this is not how our front door started yesterday. It had all the magnets from the LOLcats on there; it had a wreath and dozens of papers taped to it. It looked, well, like the rest of the place: cluttered. So this was midways through decluttering the door.


I was going to stop there. It looks good, right? Okay, you haven't seen what it looked like, but work with me here.


I thought, what the heck and kept decluttering. Okay, a lot of it I just removed to the refrigerator and no, I'm not taking a photo of that. Ick. It's cluttered. And there are handprints on the fridges. I'd clean them off, and I do, but the kids keep dipping their hands in whatever it is they are eating and putting their hands all over the two fridges we have. So there. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. The door is decluttered. Nothing else is, but by gosh, there you go. One single solitary thing is decluttered.

This is what remained: a magnet from Kathleen, a saying I modified for the kids to read, and on the blue post-it, something the President of the Colonies, Laura Roslin, said towards the end of the show that delighted me no end: "Is that clear enough for your brain, or do I need to shine a light up your ass for you to see it?" That was a strong woman. Thelma would like her is what I'm saying. No, it's not nice and it was buried where the kids wouldn't see it but I wouldn't lose it. Maybe the placement is not quite right. I'll move it to a more secure location. :)

Okay, so you should be totally impressed. I also made more room for the cats on the bookcase by the window, but totally pissed them off because I lowered the blind, so they rewarded me by dumping the books and pictures off the windowsill so they could see out:

Seriously, this morning those thick literature books, Ganesh, and pictures were strewn all over the place. So not nice.

And the ubiquitous cat photos:




I have no idea why the boy sat there to pay attention to Aphrodite.
4 out of 5 cats photographed yesterday. :)

And last but not least, birds in trees:



my favorite one.

9 comments:

Joeymom said...

Good job on the door! On our stair landing (to be seen every morning as we descend) is a quote from the fabulous Ms. Frizzle: "Take chances. Make mistakes. Get messy!"

Oh, and the ever-popular, in large, friendly letters, "Don't Panic."

farmwifetwo said...

It ate my comment.... sigh... so, babble-less (don't snicker)

1. Winter cleaning (spring/fall variety) coming, upstairs done, bathroom scrubbed, bathroom gutting stuff bought, do in May not Feb.

2. Year end - finish this week. Get it out of my house and to the acc't. No rush but I'm tired of thinking about it.

3. Feb disaster per calendar but it's 90% dh so his problem not mine.

4. When are you going to add all those books on your goodreads pg??

KWombles said...

Joeymom,

The door looks weird, though, in the midst of all the clutter. :-) Don't Panic is a good one. Hah, watch, the door will become covered in sayings now.

Farmwifetwo,

I hate it when it eats comments.

Ah, crud, I haven't scrubbed the bathrooms yet. I keep meaning to, but I get distracted.

Glad you're gonna finally have the year end out of the house and off your mind.

I don't know, on the books. That's a lot of books to add to goodreads. :) Maybe I could just upload the pictures over there?

farmwifetwo said...

You can add pics and people can click on your profile and see them - cheating. Only took me about 3mths - but it was winter time and I admit I procrastinate through Dec to Mar - so I had the time. When I was a teenager every Jan I had my sugar tested - Dr said it was stress (heavy science/math load) - suspect I've had mild SAD since then. Not depressed, just I'd make a good bear... eat, sleep all winter long :)

Dh thinks the cookbook is wrong and his roast is going to take hours to cook... wanna bet it's done before I even take the eldest to his Scout's (pool) at 5pm?? Men :) Grandma's coming for supper. We took her out last night and she had the elder today - very cheap respite so no complaints. Youngest is spongebobbying it in the tub at the moment and eldest is watching a movie on his mini dvd player, Dh is feeding his cows... it's quiet... need to vaccuum and peel potatoes. Love the central vac, so much easier to keep things tidy.

Life in the House That Asperger Built said...

Great job on the declutter! :-)

KWombles said...

FW2, eating and sleeping all winter would be nice! Staying curled up at home comfy is my favorite thing.

Yup, I bet the roast is done before you go. :-)



Laura,

Thanks. One day of work: one door decluttered. At that rate, oh, never mind, I don't wanna do those calculations. :-)

farmwifetwo said...

He won :( Oh well, happens :)

Rumour has it we're to get 30cm of snow (2.5cm-1") on Tues (haven't seen proof yet only hearsay).... Definately going town tomorrow.... Keeps this up I'm running away to your house... If they can get plane off the runway... :)

KWombles said...

Drats! Yup, occasionally happens.

:-) hee, it's a lot, lot warmer here, so come on down!

farmwifetwo said...

It's only -20C (f=9/5C+32) here this morning. Snow tomorrow although most we've seen so far is 15cm so I'll worry about it later.

Have you tried Babylon 5?? I have watched all the Star Trek movies/shows and we have most of the movie books but IMO B5 is better.