you think this is a how to declutter, don't you?
Nope. This is my "KEEP GOING, Tracy" self-motivational blog post. And I'm typing on my breaks. And hitting publish each time, so if you're interested in the way it's going, check back again later (and later) (and later) (and very very later) because the final push is on and we're GOING TO FINISH what has to happen this week.
Just b/c I'm not done with my break (which means I'm not done with my water - it's hot and I'm working hard and I overheat WAY too easily. I also use WAY too many capital letters.), I'll tell you the exciting thing that happened this morning. K was mowing the lawn and the mower threw a rock at high velocity at the front storm door. And now there is no glass in my front storm door. It shattered into a zillion pieces, all of which were swept or vacuumed up by K.
And yes, we needed something else to do today! (not).
Off to encourage the kids teens two adult children to KEEP GOING with the projects in their rooms... and return everything to my linen closet from the floor of the hallway because I just cleaned out every item in said linen closet AND K made me bigger shelves because I had what I'll kindly call half-shelves instead. woo-hoo! Such excitement here.
My son and I just managed to put his entire drum set in his half of the closet. The best part is where he put the bass drum on the center shelf and put ropes to keep it there. I should put a picture because I can't explain it better in words.
The linen closet is DONE. Sheets are in the master bath closet and organized, the towels all have places, and wow, having full shelves really makes a difference.
On to the main bath cabinets. And then the hall closet.
Scratch that. I forgot that I had to leave in a few minutes to pick up Robbie from school and take him to ABA therapy. Now K is taking a shower in the main bath, so... I am folding towels. Or at least I will in a second.
Have I mentioned that we increased Robbie's therapy hours? From two 2-hr sessions to three 3-hr sessions? It's kind of weird feeling because he leaves at 7 a.m. and doesn't get back to the house until 5:45 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. But it already seems to be helping more. Insurance covers it to a certain number of hours per quarter, so we're definitely trying to use those hours while we can.
I'm watching Mac take stuff to his car. He's really truly moving out this time. He and his roommates hope to keep this same apartment for 2 years! I hope that he doesn't clutter it up too much.
Okay, back to work again... towels, main bath cabinets (which will be quick. I've done them within the past 2 years), hall closet (mostly the floor which has accumulated extra shoes that will be thrown away or donated for the most part), and then... oh, man. My desk.
I'm going to die.
I'm getting a new desk. So I'm cleaning out my old one completely, and we're putting it in the bonus room for any potential future tenant. By tonight.
And THEN K and I will work on Robbie's new big boy room.
Do I think this will all happen by this weekend? It better, because K has to work extra hours next week, and then he's teaching again, etc.
NOW is the moment. Seize the day! What is that in latin? Carpe Diem? Can't remember. BACK TO WORK, TRACY!!!
Got the bathroom done, but I had to stop to cook dinner and take care of Robbie. I wonder if I'll get anything else done tonight by myself. After K returns from an evening meeting, we're going to work on the desk and the bonus room and a bit on Robbie's room. I think we'll probably finish his room this weekend.
The challenge for me will be to get up in the morning and finish the hall and a couple of smaller details. It's been a good day though!
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