These are all empty and there are more scattered throughout the room.
and yesterday I bought 20 plastic shoe boxes.
Is there a support group for this?!!?! Is there a hotline? Or am I destined to purchase boxes, caddies, and buckets because they are on sale?
I worked on organizing and cleaning from around 11-6pm today.
It feels good!
I plan on working tomorrow up there too!
While I was feeling good about the straightening and purging- I did have to have a moment of silence as I said goodbye to a few friends:
"Dear Strange and Sometimes Freaky Squirrels,
Once again we have had another wonderful year. You have continued to serve as decorations and constant reminders that I am NUTS. You all did a great job of welcoming in our awkward garden friend. While he is large, he will protect you this summer since you will all be living in this tiny drawer. See ya next Year !
Love, Miss Squirrels"
And then I closed the drawer and did a happy dance:)
I took a few other pictures- I don't think I have ever shown the way I organize the extra crayons:
If your soap box (really, I use the little travel soap boxes) is missing a red
you go on over and grab one.
If you find a red, you go over and put it in the correct drawer.
These are the smaller of the Sterilite drawers.
My thought process was- put two colors together that are easy to visually separate.
I used to use one of those caddies from Highlights- but even though the cup was red, they were putting in all kinds of colors! And on top of that there were only 8 cups- no place for peach,pink, gray, or white.
You might be wondering- there are only 12 colors here...where are the other 4-12 colors that came in the box...I pull them out. We don't use them. Then we make something with them later in year (candles, other crayon shapes, wax paper butterflies, stained glass pictures )...so the scarlets, indigos, blue-greens, and red violets do not circulate...
The MR was flipping channels earlier tonight.
There was "NOTHING" on.
I suggested he read a book- but I was blog stalking" so I couldn't get too judgy.
He suggested that we make our own reality TV show.
I am currently working on the story board for it.
I would watch it.
I think our life is hilarious!
But then I thought:
Is it "reality TV" when you get someone else to play your part?
If that isn't acceptable- then we have hold off production until I
lose some weight,
get some extensions,
and a pair of booty shorts.
I will also start enrolling Chickadee in pageants and dance.
The boys are going to have to start participating in some extreme sports.
We are going to have to move in a few more wives (I hope they like "kitchen").
The MR will have to start whispering to house pets and setting traps for large reptiles.
I am thinking he will also have to go to prison...that will make for some dramatic scenes.
Chickadee is also going to learn how to pierce peoples faces and give tattoos.
And somewhere in there, I would make it my life's mission to rescue and relocate wayward squirrels.
Would you watch? Would you TiVo us?
I just need to think of a catchy name.....hmm.....
Unrelated, but just as awesome-
In two weeks I will be ONE YEAR SMOKE FREE-
At the current price of "smokes" I have saved a little over $1800.00
guess what my prize is-
a ticket for an airplane (I aint got time to take a fast train....)
I can't wait! I don't have the deets yet- but it is going to be freakin' awesome!!!!!
More pictures of the clean up and "the store" tomorrow:)