Friday, July 25, 2008

My Week in Pictures

This week was Project Organization 2008. I decided to set aside this whole week to get things in order before the summer is through. The school year is right around the corner and I need to have things organized to be ready for the chaos that will certainly ensue starting on August 18. Clearing clutter and cleaning took priority over most everything; even making dinner one night!

I have been reading a book about getting and staying organized. Taking a suggestion from the book I bought a clear plastic over-the-door shoe holder and was able to turn it into a place to put things that have no place of their own at my house. Like toys my nieces or nephews may leave here, DVD’s that need returning, outgoing mail, etc.

I went through the kids’ clothes, as well as my own, and was able to fill five boxes to donate to the Children’s Home Society. It felt so good to lighten up that load.

I finally got around to hanging the lovely expressions I ordered from my sister-in-law’s Uppercase Living party several months ago. In doing so I was also able to get all of our family pictures displayed.

Amidst the organization, the laptop decided to poop out on us. It took a while to get that going, and there are still some things that need to be set up. I was able to get my desk nook cleaned and organized. Even the drawers!

I also pulled all the weeds on our side garden, removed the mulch, replaced the weed shield, planted a few plants and applied new mulch. And to my surprise, four out of five of my hanging baskets are still doing well. I’m so proud.

Another reason to be proud…the toilet is currently sparkling.

And here’s a shot of my dog, just because it’s a good picture of her.

It’s been a busy, but very productive week. I am looking forward to a relaxing girls’ weekend at the country house with my mother-in-law and two of my sisters-in-law. Peace and quiet here I come!


slackermommy said...

You've inspired me! I so need to get organized.

sltbee69 said...

Wow! You did have a VERY productive week. Where do you get the energy to do it all? You put me to shame girl!

Monkey's Momma said...

Busy girl! Love your dog pic!

Jeannette E. Spaghetti said...

Aw man, I feel like a jealous, disorganized mess. Maybe I should subscribe to some organizational magazines?

Zookeeper said...

This is the book I got for Christmas (I guess Santa was trying to tell me something.) It’s a little too much for me to do everyday, but has a lot of good ideas.