Thursday, February 5, 2009

Sing For The Moment...

Two weeks and 3 days left of my maternity leave. This has been the absolute fastest 6 weeks of my life. Go figure, right? Countless friends (mother type friends) warned me to stop worrying about getting the laundry done and concentrate on bonding with my sweet baby. I tried, I really did! I was even successful some of the time, but I still have this nagging list of items that I really want to accomplish before my maternity leave is done. My reasoning is that these items hanging out on my to do list will prevent me from spending as much quality time as possible with my husband and child when I do finally go back to work.

Most of the to do list involves decluttering and purging. I managed to donate 4 bags of clothing to Big Brothers and Sisters last week. I have WAY less clothing now. This is good - I got rid of things that were out of fashion, or just weren't my style. I figure that if I got it off a hanger now, there is less of an opportunity for me to pull it down, try it on, and in frustration throw it on the floor because I still don't like it, and inevitably have it end up in my dirty laundry pile.

Four 13 gallon bags of clothing is pretty good, but I could have easily filled up 10-12 more and just ran out of time before the pick-up truck arrived.

Other things that still need to be done? Paperwork! I am the queen of keeping bills, statements, and junk mail for ridiculous amounts of time because I'm too lazy to go through it. Oh, and I have mail anxiety. More specifically, bill anxiety. Stupid, but opening bills makes me nervous, and for some reason e-bills have no affect on me, so I pay all our bills online. However, all these statements still come to the house, so I throw them in a corner to be dealt with later. I've been doing this for years now, and have amassed quite a bit of paper. I just need to DEAL with it finally.

I could bore you all with a long list of the things I need to get done in the next 2 weeks, but instead I will leave you with proof that I am also making plenty of time for MPG.

From Mikey 2.4.09


From Mikey 2.4.09


From Mikey's Sleeping Feet


From Mikey's Sleeping Feet