In case you’re keeping score in the challenge between me and my messy closet, it’s closet 1-Lisa 0.
A week has gone by since I stepped into the disaster and declared war on the pile. I have done, oh, pretty much nothing to get it cleaned up since then. I did pick up a few things and either threw them away or found a place for them. But then I also moved some more junk into the closet that takes up more space than the 3 things I removed. So it’s a wash.
And the next 2 weeks aren’t looking promising for getting any closet cleaning done. Please tell me I am not the only person who looks at their calendar and sees a light schedule, then a week later it’s full beyond what seems humanly possible to accomplish.
I thought I had a few weeks of free time before James and I leave for our second honeymoon. But, as life inevitably goes, I now have something planned for almost every day between now and then. Oh well. for every point my closet racks up, I will throw away two unnecessary items later. No stinkin’ tiny room with shelves is going to beat me!
Speaking of full schedules, I sometimes long for the days when we were less mobile and less busy. Although, if that means I’d also have no A/C I might have to stick with the hustle and bustle of 2015. I’m useless if it gets above 73°.
I’m serious. When it’s 73°, I’m comfortable. If it hits 74°, I’m sweating and leaning over the oscillating fan.
James says I’m like the princess and the pea, only with the thermometer.
We had a lovely weekend. On Friday night we went to a wedding where we were friends with the families of both the bride and the groom. That makes it fun because there are very few strangers and you get to kick it up with people you haven’t seen in a while. It was absolutely lovely, we were outside for the ceremony and inside for the reception and, while I am sure there were plenty of headaches going on behind the scenes, to those of us not in-the-know, it seemed to go off without a hitch.
All of us agreed that one of our favorite, so simple, things was the Oreo “cake” that they had instead of a groom’s cake. It was a fun dessert! There was a milk station right next to it.
And the great thing about having the wedding on Friday night is that it left the whole weekend free for us to do other things. My older kids went back out on Saturday to play volleyball with the wedding party friends while the younger boys and I worked on my front porch. It was entirely too gorgeous outside to be stuck inside my closet, plus I really just wanted some mom/boy time. So we took it slow and cleaned off everything around the porch and rearranged and added some new plants. It took us almost all day but we had a great time.
The flowers perk up the whole place! Of course, with my black thumb they’ll be dead in 6 months.
Sunday was church and naps. I’m pretty sure when God said to rest on the 7th day He meant to take a 2 hour nap that is so deep you wake up not sure where you are or what your name is. And so I did.
This coming week we have something happening every day from birthdays to dinner parties to appointments in the city. Can’t complain about that!
Have a great week!