I am thrilled at the progress I made this week, BUT I have a confession-- I did most of my challenge this week on Saturday. I had a weird week and just couldn't get to much. (Can I mention that I went back to the therapist? She is wonderful. I think one more session and I'll call it good for awhile. So glad I went! If you have ever considered seeing a counselor, I hope you will call someone. I have referrals. Let's get rid of #stigma and just take care of ourselves!) Plus, the projects I had slated for this week were more "all at once" projects that I thought were harder to break up into smaller ones. I wasn't too keen on having the coat closet torn apart for three days, if you get my drift.
But, I do want to work on this, because often I don't clean and organize because it feels like "too big a project." I could have easily done the top of the coat closet one day, the organizer inside the door one day, and the coats one day-- but I kept putting it off until I had time to do it all. And that, I think, has the potential to NEVER get done if I don't change my mindset.
To begin, please know that I FINALLY mailed that package on Wednesday. Praise the Lord, I hope she hasn't already had that baby and it is off my kitchen counter.
Moving on... Dekker and I started out getting wonderful haircuts Saturday morning (he looks so BIG), went through Starbucks, then to the grocery store. As I was unloading the groceries that freezer was KILLING me, so I just bit the bullet. I took everything out, tossed what needed tossed, moved the breast milk to the deep freeze, and reorganized. I found so much food I didn't know I had and I'm looking forward to working it into our menu over the next months and cleaning it out (and saving some $$) even more. Then, I decided this was the time to clean the fridge. Not a deep clean-- just a throw out all the expired stuff in the door and toss the moldy food-- clean. I wiped the shelves down with a little Clorox Anywhere. I felt amazed by the extra space that was freed up by getting rid of the expired condiments-- some seriously expired in 2005, and a lot expired in 2010. I found some pickles from Dekker's FIRST birthday party. So toss that out, move some stuff in it's place, and yahoo-- it looks and feels so much better. The baby was happy and the toddler was occupied so I went ahead and cleaned out the pantry, too. Organized, tossed, condensed-- and again I found food I forgot I had.
|If you care enough to scrutinize what we have in the pantry...|
just don't judge me.
This week I am hoping to get the HSA paperwork from the bank in the mail, so I can finalize that and the Flex Spending Account at work. My other main goal this week is to sort the mail basket-- and actually file, shred, and pay up as I come across things. These goals will easily fill my 5x5 time this week-- and it is going to be an extra busy week for me for reasons I will disclose next Sunday-- so stay tuned.
I'm already thinking ahead to week 5, and I really want to get our long-term savings organized and re-set up. I need to call my "guy" this week and set something up so I can get that done. Week Five is also week 12 (ish) of my sweet baby's life, which means the return of exercise-- so I hope to get my Nike+, iPod, and treadmill set up. But that is getting ahead of myself.
Speaking of the sweet baby, here is an adorable picture...
|Hello Friends! I have been SPOILING my Mom|
and Dad and sleeping very well the last two nights!!
On the journey,