Friday, January 11, 2008

So much for clutter-free

I haven't posted in awhile because I am working on Christmas pictures and a slide show for Riley's 3rd birthday that should be done soon, even though his birthday was last Thursday. (I'm going to use the pregnancy card on this one--I often resort to it when I have procrastinated certain chores.) Anyway, in the meantime I would like to discuss clutter. I have prided myself in the past on keeping a mostly clutter-free home, but yesterday I had this overwhelming hankering to clean under my bed and realized that I am slacking a bit. Here is a list of what I found:

1. A book that I started reading months ago and forgot about. Must have been a real page- turner.

2. Four journals--2 for the kids, 2 for me, although I haven't written in mine since Marissa was born.

3. A host of parenting magazines that were ripped to shreds. One dated back to January 2007. Also, one lost Ensign magazine and one Men's Health magazine that I'm sure Ryan picked up in an airport somewhere.

4. A duffel bag from our vacation last summer with socks still inside.

5. A really, really dusty Bible.

6. A hair claw.

7. A hair clip.

8. A bobby pin.

7. Two thermometer covers.

8. Three used dryer sheets.

9. A plethora of toys that apparently nobody has missed. These include but are not limited to: a ball, a piggy bank car, a small wooden book, a helicopter, and a very annoying guitar that I was probably trying to hide. Because they were not missed, I should probably just take them out to the trash.

10. A box filled with last year's tax information. So that's where that went.

11. A hair appointment reminder card for June 8. Year unknown, but I know it wasn't last year because I can't remember the last time I went to that salon.

12. Marissa's physical therapy appointment reminder card for Wednesday, February 7, 2007 9:20 am.

13. A Babies R Us catalog.

14. One dum dum sucker wrapper.

15. Ryan's broken word pad.

16. Tons of lint, dust, and dust bunnies, especially on the baseboards.

The junk is gone! Now on to the closest . . .


Lindsey said...

Wow! How did all that fit under the bed? I am looking forward to seeing Riley's slideshow.

Janie and Andrew said...

I laugh out loud every time I read your posts. :) I especially liked the hair reminder card, year unknown. Ha ha ha! It's amazing how much stuff we accumulate. I also hear you on the uncontrollable hankering to get things in order. Must be the pregnancy effect... :) :)

Lisha said...

Hey! I found your blog through Sharon's, and I must say I enjoyed reading your last few posts... Hope you don't mind if I peek in every once in awhile!

Anonymous said...

You are puttin gme to SHAME! I have so much stuff to clean and organize it drives me crazy! You going through the nesting phase? LOL

It's amazing what all fits under the bed and how quick we forget about that stuff! :)