Saturday, November 17, 2007

Busy Weeks Bring Clutter

What a busy week!

Besides teaching all week, I stayed busy in the evenings as well. Brownies with Moo on Monday, visiting a college friend I hadn't seen in 15 years on Tuesday, going to the chili and cake cook-off at church on Wednesday, going with our friends to ballet class on Thursday, and craft night at my aunt's Friday. (I graded school papers, until my cousin convinced me to make a couple of cards. And they turned out pretty cute!)

Of course, coming home tonight comes with a horrible feeling. I am behind on everything. Besides being tired, I look at everything and think that I probably have some sort of hoarding disorder. I know I don't need all this junk. I use very little in my life. So why can't I give it up and why do I have anxiety about it?

I am looking forward to this next week. I think I will be able to be home a bit more and be able to take care of a few things around the house. Last weekend, we did clear some clutter out of our extra bedroom. We got rid of one large bag of trash and found a medium size box of stuff to sell or give away. We have a long way to go, but I do want to make a change.

Well, maybe I will set a timer for 15 minutes and start clearing off the table. I know that a lot can be accomplished in 15 minutes and I'll feel better with even a small amount of progress.


Christy said...

Setting the timer for 15 minutes is a great idea. If I don't do that, I get side-tracked, hours have passed and nothing is done.