Last week, I read an article title (not the article... ain't nobody got time for that) which linked depression to clutter. I agreed with the title statement (who knows about the article?). I have toy-binged for the last 1.5 years, every six months- but it's time to release the clutter in other places as well. So I cleansed my linen closet, which hasn't been tended to in six years. And I organized our family room bookshelf, which had become the catch all for everything in our home. My plan today is to go at my kitchen drawers...wish me luck.
It's amazing how freeing it feels to let go of stuff. I've found I have to donate or throw out quickly, if I think too much about it, I hesitate. If I haven't used something in a year, it's gone. With the exception of my punch bowl. I am keeping it.
|This picture SERIOUSLY doesn't do my hard work justice because the 'before' was taken after 1.5 huge garbage bags of stuff was removed.|
During the cleaning, I found the didgeridoo Aaron bought when we were both in Australia together, staying at the same school with a couple hundred other people, but never met. Anyway, I found it, put it aside and asked Aaron to bring it down to our storage room when he had a chance.
So far, there have been two occasions when I am hiding in a room, trying to talk to my sisters on the phone. I look up to the door being slowly opened, the end of a didgeridoo peeking into the room and Aaron begins blowing...
And really funny.
Should have just thrown it out ;)
I had a really great, 'I'm totally in love with my husband' moment last night.
We went to go see X-Men through an event meant to sell a business application.
As we checked in we were told there would be a contest for the 'best tweet' sent during the movie. I said to the people at the table, 'Oh, we are going to win'.
I am married to a very funny man.
And I take crazy pride in that.
I was certain, we would win the Apple I-Watch being given away.
It ends up we got 'second place' (a YETI tumbler... who knew?) but ONLY because the contest was just for the first hour of the movie and we didn't know that. Aaron had just shot off two tweets and was getting warmed up.
I am very proud of my husband though, and during the movie I couldn't wipe the smile off my face.
He is a hard worker
He is a good father
He always tries to be better
But, he is also FREAKING HYSTERICAL.
X-men was really, really good.
I love those movies. And I love the guy who's really fast (I forget his name)
And I REALLY love Charles.
But not as much as my funny husband
We started at the fancy gym. I do love it. So.Much.
But I forgot that Gym Daycares breed germs.
Everyone is sick here today. Just colds, but it's annoying.
We bought a plot in our community garden.
In theory we are going to plant stuff this weekend.
This was Big Aaron's idea.
I do not garden, I don't love outside, and I don't love bugs.
What are the easiest and most satisfying things to plant?
I can't believe we are doing this.
BUT, lest you begin to judge...
I agreed to it because I think it's really cool.
I think it's really good for the kids.
I think it's really good for the community.
I think it will be a really good project for our family...
I don't have to like it.
Aaron completed Pre-K this week.
He was allowed to choose a place to go out to dinner as a family.
He chose Panera (obviously) where all the boys ordered a bagel, cream cheese, juice box and a bag of chips.
How's that for a healthy dinner.
|He's pretty much a teenager now that he's done with Pre-K|
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