Saturday, April 13, 2013

Day One Hundred Three 2013

Don't agonize. Organize.   ~Florynce Kennedy
A good system shortens the road to the goal.  ~Orison Swett Marden

You must have discipline to have fun.   ~Julia Child

I am an organizer. I like to have a place for things when I’m not using them. I enjoy the process. I probably could have made a living at organizing other peoples stuff. I used to be a neat freak, and it took me a long time to realize it’s a waste of time. Life is short. I’m getting older. I have other things I’d rather be doing than making sure a thing is in [what I perceive] its place. But I’ve let this one go for months [years] ~ the kitchen cabinets. Yikes! What a disaster zone. Julia Child would have been horrified. I ended up spending all day [beautiful day] cleaning out, throwing away [did I really have a bottle of olive oil that expired in 2009??], and re-organizing the precious little cabinet space I have in my kitchen. Wore me out, but it was totally worth the effort. I’m still not finished. All those open shelves need to be cleaned of dust and cobwebs. Spiders are probably nesting in my Pyrex. Oh well. As Scarlett O’Hara so blithely put it, ‘I’ll think about that tomorrow.'


Kelly said...

At first glance I thought you were ripping the cabinets down! It's good to go through the cabs from time to time. I find expired stuff dating back to 08 & 09 all the time.

Kay R. said...

I'd love to rip the cabinets out :)

Ann S. said...

Hey sis, you wanna come down and de-clutter my cabinets? That's something I desperately need to do, but keep putting it off.

Jane said...

It's hard for me to organize things when no one else in my family cares if things are where they go or not. I have to tell myself to get over it, but it sure is hard! I'm glad you got some of yours done!