Sunday, August 15, 2010

Once Begun is Half Done

Or, at least that's what Grandma always said, Humble Readers!

We finally started working on the nursery for real today.  It doesn't look like we made a lot of progress yet, but it involved two trips to Va.lue Vil.lage.  Because the spare room had become a glorified storage room, it hasn't been regularly dusted or cleaned... so you can imagine there was much sneezing and rubbing of eyes. 

My Beloved had spent a big chunk of time a couple of weekends ago going through our personal files, purging and transferring them from file crates to an actual file cabinet. Said cabinet is now in our master bedroom closet.  We still have a 5' tall plastic drawer unit that my Beloved has just tossed stuff into for the last ten years that we need to go through.  And we need to get rid of a bunch of boxes of files that pertain to the condo building (Beloved is the accountant for the building, so there's lots of paper).

I need to go through a lot of my crafting stuff and decide what needs to be kept and what needs to go.  I also consolidated one huge box of photos.  So, now I need to go through them and decide what to do with them.  They go all the way back to college... Up to 17 years of pics!  Yikes!  At least I'll have something to do if I end up on bed rest. 

One of the hard things was getting rid of a lot of our wedding leftovers... invitations, thank you notes, place cards, etc.  I kept one of each, but it was tough to just recycle that stuff. 

My goal is to spend a little bit of time each day this week continuing to organize the rest of the room.  I want to be able to paint the room by the end of the month (yeah, I know, I know... I've said that repeatedly). 

Oh, and in case you haven't noticed... I've changed my mission impossible page to my list page.  I started combining all my small lists into one large list.  Double yikes!


  1. I had the toughest time getting rid of our wedding extras too. Ohh, I moaned and groaned about it. So, we ended up getting one of everything framed...maybe you could do that.

    Have a great week.

  2. The pain of going through all that stuff... You needed it, that's why it was in there in the first place, right? We ended up with a shelf full of boxes in the basement, but I don't think I've opened even one of them since they went down there.

    Can't wait to see pics of the halflings hole :-)

  3. We do get to see pictures when you are done, don't we?

  4. Oh, goodness. I have the hardest time getting rid of sentimental things. I hold onto stuff thinking I will scrapbook, or frame, or whatever. BOXES of stuff. Good luck! Is there going to be a theme?


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