Thursday, February 9, 2017

My Sock Drawer

Challenge day 9 - a pile of 9 pairs socks that 1) have holes or 2) I don't like, Plus a whole bunch of socks without mates.  I guess I need to get some new socks.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Challenge Day 8

Well, this day has been a long time coming. More than four years after I used them, I am finally throwing away eight HPTs. Getting to this series of ever increasing dark lines was a very long time coming. I was so fearful of another loss, and on what was our last chance shot, that I tested obsessively until we were released from the RE.  This one was hard, but it was time.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Catching Up

Day 3 - three empty cardboard boxes.

Day 4 - four empty plastic water bottles

Day 5 - five pieces of kid art that were taped to the patio door

Day 6 & 7 - 13 (plus a few extra) hair ties going back to my office where I can never find one when I need one.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Challenge Day 2

Today I tossed two piles of newspaper inserts that were sitting on the dining room table.

And I just realized that I will be out of town for days 18 - 21, so that is 78 things I'm going to have to catch up on late in the month. Yikes! The good news is that the reason I'll be out of town is because we are surprising the minion with a trip to Disney World.  It's pretty much all I can think about. I really cannot wait to get away for a few days.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Long Time No See

Well, hello strangers.  I know, I know. So bad. However, I need an outlet and I have this already set up, so here we go again.

In order to make sure I get off to a good (re)start, I've decided to participate in a challenge for February - a decluttering challenge.  Between work, my kiddo, and life in general, the house and keeping up with things there gets the short end of the stick and the lest of my attention.  The amount of clutter and "stuff" that we have is out of control and, frankly, it has gotten to the point where I don't even want to deal with it anymore. I'm sure this is adding to my overall stress level, so I'm taking this opportunity to make some headway.

Here is how the challenge works. Every day in February you get rid of the number of things equal to the date. So, today is February 1st and I am going to get rid of one thing. Today, I tossed an old zip lock bag of pistachios that has been sitting on the kitchen counter for I don't even know how long.

I have a few ideas of things to toss on some days, but I have a feeling this is going to get tough later on.  Stay tuned.