Planners And Me

It has taken me awhile to write.  I am paying more attention to planners as I am getting ready for the new year.I live by planners and can’t keep myself together without them.

I have to have a notebook for Misc. notes especially to do lists, shopping lists for clothes, groceries and personals and fun lists.  I  have a composition notebook that I use as a planner to record my food diary which is everything I eat that day and also a record of exercise and other things I have accomplished.

When I come back home with my stash I write down everything that I have bought since it’s personal things but also fun things.  This is the way I see how I am spending my money and it helps me keep my budget

I did really splurge at Office Max recently.  I bought a beautiful leather bound planner with notepaper and pockets and a handle to carry it.  I could never make a planner like this.  Oh it’s a good idea to keep a journal for yourself when you want to just write your thoughts and express yourself.

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OCD & Me

I thought I was OCD.  So I stopped arranging the drawers and moving th8ings around in my room when I got tired of looking at the same things or arrangement.  I thought I’d always be able to find things in your closet.

Maybe I can now.  After going on a recent shopping trips or maybe two or three I added clothes to my closets and had to make space for them.  I ended up taking everything out of one of my closets to find a new pair of jeans which I found folded on a shelf at the top of my closet.  I also found out I had the same pair of slacks in two different sizes.

so much for OCD.  I think I’ll go back to it so all my drawers won’t look like junk drawers and  to know where my things are.

Thanks for listening to my latest dilemma.

On Organizing-Yearly

Once or twice a year I clean and declutter.  The closets began to look junky with shoes or shoeboxes almost falling out.  I find that my clothes are smashed together and my drawers begin to be overfilled.  I notice I have lots of clothes but like certain ones and make a point of wearing them.  Some hang there waiting to be discarded or given to somebody who can use them.

I’ve been cleaning and decluttering for two days.  I also included a cosmetic box with toiletries and creams, etc that I have too much of.  I find that I have shoes in a closet that I had for a year or two that I never wear.  Mostly because they aren’t comfortable.

I purge and pack these things up to send to the shelter and at the same time making a list of new clothes I need.  Well the shelter won’t be able to pick them up until almost a week from today.  Therefore I am stuck with a messy room of containers.  However I feel so much better with neat closets and drawers and everything clean.

Thanks for letting me vent and I hope you have picked up a tip or two.

It’s That Time Again

Here it is.  Another season has come.  It’s spring and I love the spring weather.  It tells me it’s time to wear lighter clothes.  Do I wait until Easter to wear my white blazer and white shoes.  No the blazer just fits in for this weather.  White shoes?  I don’t know since I don’t see any others wearing them.  Maybe I’ll be daring and one of the first to wear them.

I’m checking my clothes, getting out cottons and light material ones.  I try them on, hoping that they fit. Well if they are small maybe it’s okay since I have body issues and sometimes wear clothes too big for me.  I am reinventing and looking for spring/summer clothes when I shop.  I am putting away winter clothes reminding myself that I have to get moth balls to store them and glowing in the fact some of last year’s clothes look new.

How about you?  What are you doing?

A Little Home Improvement

I had an old desk I bought at a yard sale in my room. It was practical and sturdy. However I decided I wanted a new look for my room and a different desk. I had looked in stores and not quite found what I wanted. I looked online and found one that cost $240.00 and I was thinking about getting it. However my husband had one similar in the spare room and offered it to me. I was extremely happy because I always liked it.

It matched my bedroom set and was a little bigger than the one I had. That gave me more drawer space and it was big enough to use it as a desk/vanity table. We bought a big gold framed mirror and put over it. We also put a small mirror on my wall for decoration. Now my room has a new look and I have a better desk and vanity table. I kept the older desk instead of buying a new one because I like it. Sometimes the saying they don’t make them ;like they use to is true.

Daily Post Fireside Chat: To An Imaginary Friend.

Hello I haven’t talked to you for awhile.  Are you still trying to outdo me with your perfectly clean house, never messy always organized.  Or are you in disarray about the mess you have accumulated, the magazines the clothes compulsively bought.  You have enough and some you wonder if you’ll be wearing at all.

You wonder why nothing looks pretty enough or orderly enough when you do place everything where it’s supposed to me.  Oh there’s my little touch of OCD I’m giving you. I often laugh about that.  Oh well I read somewhere that a little OCD never hurt anybody.  I also read that somebody said her room is messy but she knew where everything is.

That told me to reach a middle point in this OCD .  A little messiness in this need to be organized and clean.  Talk to yourself before you get off into the fashion diva and let her know that you don’t need anymore clothes, Think before you are tempted to throw everything anywhere and everywhere.  At the same time tell yourself that a little messiness never hurt anybody just like a little OCD never hurt anybody.

Rethinking & Organization

I talk about organization but would like to pass on other things that I find and learn in my daily life. I am going through something now.  I have my ups and down;  I had a revelation. I have to rethink and self-talk.

Yes I have to rethink and have a different mindset to work  myself out of the depression and the negativity,  I have a mammeogram this February.  My last  one was a year ago in February when I got the cancer diagnosis.  We all dread this.  I don’t want to spend another year of doctor’s appointments and hospital visits.

I’ll have other things on my calendar to do.  I will focus on other things and maybe even do something different this year.  I’s not about just organizing and order in our lives.  It has a lot to do with the mindset, things that go on in our life and we try to gather enough strength to face some things but we pray for a better way.  It’s there we just have to find it.

another year

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