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Monday, January 9, 2012

Now I Think The New Year Can Begin-Maybe

I always feel like my new year beings mid-January.  Retail chaos continues until then, so there really is no break.  By now I'm burned out, crabby, and just want to take a few days off, but can't cause there's so much clean up still to do at work!

Cleaning up the store and reading Diane's blog has got that niggling bug started.  I must get rid of the junk in my house.  Feeling cozy and comfy during cold winter nights (although hardly winter here--tomorrow it's going to be in the 50's) means I cannot have a house that looks like Hoarders.  It may not be that bad, but it feels like I have to sleep on a recliner surrounded by old food and dead animals crushed under the weight of newspaper stacks.  

Yes, my imagination is that vivid.  And I don't have a recliner.  

Anywhoo...I do feel like a hoarder in that I do not want to talk, see, or entertain anyone.  I don't want to go anywhere or do anything but stick my nose in a book. This is really not a good attitude to have, so I think tossing stuff into trash bags may be the answer.  Ruthlessly getting rid of junk.  Putting gobs of books on to sell; cleaning out cupboards and organizing my foodstuffs so I know what the heck Bud and I need to eat for the next few months--there is a turkey in the deep freeze that must be eaten sometime...and plastic containers full of green chile sauce and random things.  Probably stuff from two years ago that just needs to go.

So I am aware everyone else started their year on January 1st--working out, cleaning up, eating right.  Yeah.  Good for you.  I didn't.  I'll be kicking my ass into gear sometime soon.  Don't know when.  But sometime.  Really.  


  1. Go you! And even 5 mins makes such a difference...really! On really bad days, when my motivation has gone AWOL, I try to throw at least ONE thing away. And every day that I don't bring anything new into the house is just a bonus... ;D Good luck - and remember that I'm right behind you with a giveaway box and a trashbag! :D xo

  2. Things are supposed to slow down after New Year's isn't it? I did manage to dust my livingroom, but not much else.

  3. Nope, I haven't started yet Sue! In fact today was suppose to be the kick off but then I gobbled down a bag of corn nuts, and shot it all too hell! I need to start opening my closets and dunging out too!

  4. As a full-fledged member of #hermitsRus, I understand the desire to retire from the world. I had planned on cleaning out the deep freeze this month, using the sub-zero temps to store the food whilst I defrosted. Of course, now we have no sub-zero temps so I can't clean the freezer. Curse you, Mother Nature!

  5. I'm glad I'm not the only one feeling the blahs!


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