Monday, June 8, 2015

Relax And Do More

Ahhhh, I'm oversharing again.
Even though I didn't write for basically the entire month of May, I did manage to do a few things around here. I also figured out that I am the biggest problem in my life. How come no one let me in on that little tidbit of information? I way overbook my scheduled. That was part of my mental health issue last month. I can't write 2 books, edit, and write the blog plus do everything around the house that needs to be done. Oh and did I mention that I was writing 7 days a week. And for no money too.
I'm slowly learning to let everything go. If it doesn't get done, its ok. How come everyone else knows this but me?
Anywho, since garage sale season is just starting up, I have been buying things to better organize the house. Right because adding to the to do list will help my mental state.
My obsession with glass jars had to be culled a bit. It is so much better now. Next on the hit list is the junk drawer. UGH.
This once had 2 small drawers on top of the larger drawers but I cannibalized it and put them under the sink. They are now holding light bulbs.

I also found these cute hat boxes at the Goodwill for $1.99 each. These are much more interesting than normal storage bins.
Maybe I would be fine if I could stop making projects. Hmmmmm, maybe I should get a job and stop thinking of things to add to the never ending list of things to improve.
Organizing,
Sonya Ann

20 comments:

slugmama said...

I have THE ANSWER to your organizing problem.....just throw all your shit out!
No more organization needed.
You're welcome.

Sluggy-who is at the point of throwing all HER shit out

We are: Clamco said...

I'm in agreement with Ms Sluggy. She is very wise.
Those clear drawers are great. I have them in my office and inside the lower bathroom cabinets. Perfect for organizing toiletries, makeup, hairbrushes, etc.

Sonya Ann said...

sluggy-Take it down a notch woman. So does this mean that you are going to have a garage sale or its all going on the burn pile?

Sonya Ann said...

We are: Clamco-OH MY GOD, I pushed, pulled and shoved trying to get the two drawers on a shelf in the closet, it just was too big. It would have been perfect.

Cheapchick said...

How about relaxing? Put your feet up with a nice glass of somethin somthin. No more organizing! No more cleaning!

rivulet said...

For sure you're not the only one who doesn't know how to chill, let things go, and stop overbooking. I'm HORRIBLE! I think I've even given myself an ulcer, sigh... going to the doctor Wednesday for the first time in, it's been over 5 years. Let's both just let some balls drop, whatta ya say?

Elephant's Child said...

My to-do lists are something I use to beat myself up with. Often. Cross one thing off, add two more...
How I wish you were on your own on the 'my own worst enemy front'. Sigh.

Jenny Woolf said...

What are you writing? love to read it.

SAM said...

Seems to be the theme going into June. Sluggy makes me smile and I can't argue her logic. Where would one look for and find your other writing?

Practical Parsimony said...

You are very busty! I am my own worst enemy, too. I can no longer sort and organize! A young woman friend comes for thirty minutes a week and helps me sort. She is young and energetic. I give her what I don't want. Well, I want the things I give to her, but it is best they move along to her.

Sonya Ann said...

Cheapchick-I really am my own worst enemy. I seem to be wound very tightly lately. Maybe everyone goes through bad spurts like this.

Sonya Ann said...

rivulet-Well, I'm up to two antacids before bed because of an ulcer. Good luck with the doctor. And if you figure out how to let it all go, clue me in.

Sonya Ann said...

Elephant's Child-Yes, yes, yes, cross one thing off add two or two dozen. I'm always making it worse and I never stop to look around at what I have accomplished.

Sonya Ann said...

Jenny Woolf-Long disgusted sigh. I make me crazy with every project that I'm doing. I finished edited and then had my book professionally edited. I published it with Amazon and that was a mistake. My old POD(publish on demand) publisher is going to republish it in print. But Amazon signed me up to advertise it and it automatically reenlists your book. I now have to wait until mid-July to start working on it with my old publisher. I'll let you know when its back out. And thank you so much for thinking that something that I wrote is worth your time.

Sonya Ann said...

SAM-Thank you for your interest on my book. It will be out hopefully sometime the end of July. I'm going to do a giveaway and advertise it. Thank you, your comment and interest helped. Just having someone interested makes me feel like it isn't a total waste of time.

Sonya Ann said...

Practical Parsimony-You are lucky to have such a wonderful person helping you.
I'm starting to think that I should just take everything out of a room and then only bring back in what we really need. I'll have a bed and a dresser only in the bedrooms. LOL. BUt it isn't such a bad idea.

Treaders said...

Wow so its not just me then. Makes me feel so much better. I really envy people who can just do bugger all. I have to time myself to make myself sit on a garden chair. Seriously.

I love your storage containers though. I have a thing about pretty tins. Luckily people know of my fetish and pass them on to me but REALLY does anyone need so many tins. I used to have a life and now I collect tins.

But as for the clutter, I am in the process of getting my middle bedroom, i.e. the junk room sorted. New floor and furniture etc so I can start sorting stuff out. BUUT my waste of space ex husband just decided that after 25 years in France he is moving back to the States. And oh by the way, Im leaving on Friday. Yes this Friday he is up sticks and buggering off and "kindly" leaving his entire household stuff for me and the kids to go through and store in my basement. I would add that the jerk got a very sweet dog about 5 months ago and now because he is in love with a woman he just met in the States he is also abandoning the dog back to the dogs home. I am so mad, particularly about the dog, but it now means I am going to have all his stuff in my basement until it gets sorted. If anyone would like to help .....

Oh by the way, sorry about the punctuation etc but I just bought a new computer, it has a French keyboard and I can either type with my eyes or my typists brain but not both together as they don't match. Sorry about that. Oh, and I cant wait to read your book. Anna

Sonya Ann said...

Treaders-You get the gold star for the day for using the phrase "bugger all." You are too cute.
I too, have to force myself to sit for a while. And even when I am sitting, I'm looking around and trying to find things to fix and/or improve upon. Ugh, it really is a sickness.
You are so much nicer than I am but I have come up with a plan for you and your exes crap. Sort his shit and then sell it and use the money for another trip and then buy back his dog. The way I see it is his only good quality is his mutt.
I would be so screwed using a French keyboard, hell I'm screwed using an English one.

Frances said...

SonyaAnn, I hope someday you learn to just relax sometimes. It took me a long time, but I learned how to do it and I do it SO well. LOL!

Love your response to Treaders. I am with you, I would sell ex-hub's shit and by something for ME.

Sonya Ann said...

Frances-I keep thinking that if I get all of my projects done then I will relax. Hmmmmmm, if I stop adding to the list then it would get done. But I guess I sort of like working on some project.
I don't think my ex has anything to sell. Not that he would even think about asking me to help him. I don't think the SOB would even be willing to make eye contact with me. I really don't like him and he knows it.