Tuesday, November 18, 2008

and the cleaning continues...

I am just going to apologize now--
in my pursuit to write 365 entries this year--
I tend to write what i know at the time--
and my life these days
involves cleaning and organizing.
If only it happened as fast as it does on TV.
It doesn't!!!
And to boot--
why is getting organized so tiring?
And why do things have to get worse--
before they get better?

All progress is precarious,
and the solution of one problem
brings us face to face with another problem.

This is the picture of the spillage out into
my once clean dining room....

At least now you can see the floor into the office
and i have a few surfaces clean--
(these had to be cleaned off to be moved tomorrow)

I got my shelves up--
they only minorly frustrated me-
How much fun it has been having a place to put things.

I figured out what my problem is--
I have enough to stock a small store--
in something the size of a storeroom--

kinda like squeezing those extra 10 pounds into jeans that are too small--
everything just kinda spills out where it can

And lest i think I was actually getting ahead--
A leak developed in the laundry room
(origin yet to be determined)
and so the room which had be clean,neat and orderly up this point
is now NOT!
Just one more thing to put back on the list....

You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines,
whimpering and complaining.
You make progress by implementing ideas.
Shirley Hufsteddler quotes

I know i am making progress-
it is just that sometimes it is hard to see
the forest through the trees .

It would be difficult for me to express all my thoughts about it. It remains a constant disappointment to me that my drawings are not yet what I want them to be. The difficulties are indeed numerous and great, and cannot be overcome immediately. Making progress is like miners' work: it doesn't advance as quickly as one should like, and also as others expect; but faced with such a task, patience and faithfulness are essential. In fact, I don't think much about the difficulties, because if one thought of them too much, one would get dazed or confused.
Vincent Van Gogh quotes


Annette said...

You are my HERO! Oh Ms Conquorer of Messyness

middle age mormon mother said...

Your craft room has a floor??? Who woulda guessed! Keep going!! Maybe one of these days you will motivate me.