I had told Paul that the weekend after New Year’s would be dedicated to GETTING ORGANIZED… I do this periodically: announce that THIS will be the weekend I get my life under control. As with all my life-control projects, I was gangbusters at first. I began a frenzy of organizational malice and misdirection— creating a disaster(…)
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Paul and I had an appointment to go tweak our kitchen design over the weekend. I was excited! Or… I thought I was. About an hour before we were supposed to go, Self slammed on the brakes. Wrenching the wheel to the left, she steered the car directly over the edge of the cliff. I(…)
The acquisition troll is on her hamster wheel… churning away, wearing an 80’s style sweatband and leg warmers. She was the one who suggested I go back, alone– the day after the auction previews, to two, separate auctions… and drive back and forth between the two in order to bid on items of questionable value…(…)
Shortly after I started blogging, I wrote one of my favorite posts— a departure from anything house-related, it was the story of how my best friend and I packed up and moved to Texas. But I ended up taking part of the story out: the part about how we filled an ex-boyfriend’s truck with trash.(…)
When I am incredibly busy and stressed, I like to compound it all by beginning extensive projects other than that which I am supposed to be working on. I award myself extra points if they are unnecessary, irrelevant, and totally unimportant to anyone but me. And because I am compulsive, I MUST START THEM IMMEDIATELY.