Friday, January 2, 2009

Frequently asked questions...

"How do you all fit in there?" "Where does everyone sleep?". Two questions that drive me crazy. As you know we live in what I call "my shoebox" because it is a 956 sq foot rectangle. Even strangers ask me these questions. So, before the end of the weekend I am going to prove to you (in photos) how we "fit". We are comfortable and warm. Do I wish I had a bigger "linen closet"? absolutely, but that is in the works too. When the basement is finally finished that will be something that I will have. There are not any complaints here. We even got two couches (a couch and a love seat) and we still don't use them both. On a rare occasion that someone comes to visit the love seat gets sat on but in the evenings with just us, you can find all six of us on the same couch... always has been that way, hope it stays that way for a long time to come. Cozy and lots of love. I am trying to get and stay organized. For example I had (yes I just said "had") two clothes baskets and an entire six foot tall bookcase full of papers and what not. After all of the throwing, sorting and shredding, I am down to one clothes baskets of pay stubs, report cards, W's paperwork, spelling tests (I keep some of my kids school work, especially handwriting and spelling words), and other personal information paper work. NOTHING in that basket is extra or garbage. That is a huge feat for me. It just needs to be sorted and put in the filing cabinet. You should have seen the garbage mans face this morning when he saw all of the garbage. I am really proud. Making things more organized and put away properly the first time will make L's room livable. Jeremy does not think I can keep it that way. Honestly, I don't have a choice. The only thing extra in her room is my keyboard which is stored under her bed until the CHRISTmas tree comes down. Her closet is another story but it is organized and it is secure. SO, as soon as I finish my room... I will post "how we fit".
Happy day everyone.

1 comment:

Farmerboy's Mom said...

The motto at my house is, "if you can't find a place to put it...get rid of it!" Good job! I love to cheer people on as they declutter! Well done! Can't wait to see pictures!

~your MOMY friend...