Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Hyper Juice

For some reason these past few weeks I have been running on some type of adrenalin rush. Major rush. Total mind races. I am expecting to run out of gas any minute. Honestly though. Why can't I channel this energy into something constructive? Instead, I have left a path of destruction through this house like you wouldn't believe. You think I am kidding? Here is a small sample of what I mean.

1. I decided to take down the wallpaper in the guest bathroom about 2 weeks ago. Each night I sit and peel small amounts of shredded paper and I am not even half way through. It will not come off. So I quit for a time and took on another project.

2. I decided that I would sand and refinish my pretty front door. I put a chair outside on the porch, thinking about the mess of wallpaper, and started to slowly sand. Then I remembered why I hate to sand so much. So, halfway through that, I quit. I quit and thought how nice it would be to straighten all the kids rooms for the holidays. ( OUCH, did I say holidays?) So.....

3. I started in only son's room. With 7 large clear storage tubs. I packed trophies, pictures, notes from girls, baseball gloves, footballs, basketball jerseys from little dribblers up to high school. I packed scrap books, autographs, more trophies, certificates, caps and gowns. I packed size 4 T Dallas football pants all the way up to High School quarterback size. Then, I packed enough sports books and magazines to start a small library. All the tubs went home to Abilene to live with him in his nice new house. Now he can sit and go through them. At his leisure. I loaded all the emptied off shelves with my own books and knick knacks. I moved an antique bedroom set in there. I hung some new curtains. It all looked so nice. Then the madness really began.

4. I went into daughter # 1's room. I started doing the same thing. Oh my gosh. Tiara's, pom poms, Prom dresses, bridesmaids dresses, mums, cards dating back to her 1st birthday up to wedding congratulation cards and Welcome Baby. Every momento you can imagine. ( chip off the old block ) She has been gone from home long enough to not have accumulated as much as only son. But, still when I didn't know what to do with something I took it into only son's room. Pretty soon daughter # 1's room was turned into my new, nice and neat office. For a short time. Only son's room was a mess again.

5. I entered into daughter # 2's room. Is it legal to have 1,000 homecoming mums in one room with Strawberry Shortcakes house, a corral of My Little Ponies, Rainbow Bright, Puffalumps, Gerber baby dolls, and college textbooks. Wedding garter, prom dresses, bridesmaids dresses and megaphones from high school and college. She is alot like me in that she likes to leave everything here and she will pick it up at a later date. ( Sorry Mom...I've been gone 36 years and still have things in your attic! ) So everything that I didn't know what to do with in her room moved to daughter # 1's room and only son's room. Did I mention that I moved my treadmill into daughter # 2's room also? It takes up about half of the room. It was not turning out like I envisioned.

So, basically what I have now is:
A demolished guest bathroom
Three of the messiest rooms you have ever seen
A front door that looks like termites Housework about 2 months behind because I have been trying to work through this mess.

And here I sit at the computer. Wondering where I begin? Who do I call to help? This is serious problem and I don't see a solution in sight short of selling the house as is and moving right into the retirement home. Somebody else is going to have to cook the turkey unless things start moving in a different direction pretty soon. At this rate we won't even have room to live here.
HEY! I JUST REALIZED IT IS MY BLOGGERVERSARY. Happy wishes to me and my 6 readers.

17 comments:

That Girl said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!

Paul said...

Happy Blogiversary! I just had mine a while back.

Cleaning and organizing isn't my strength. Can't help you there.

Heather said...

Hey...sounds like you have a job for Ashley this weekend! HA HA

Sorry it is such a mess...but I do thank you so much for saving all our stuff. It has been so neat to go through my box of things. I think I was a drama queen just like Macy! HA :) I have loved reading all of my love notes from Troy..... hee hee

Love you....

nana said...

It sounds like you have had a major overhaul in your house. It also sounds like me when I start to clean a room or something---I manage to mess everything up. Hope you had a good day today.
Love you--------Mana

Bar Bar A said...

Girlfriend - you crack me up! I can't believe you did all that! Your kid's rooms sound like they would be such a walk down memory lane!

Happy Blogererversay!!!!

(and thanks for the sweet comments you left me today!)

Robert said...

A very happy blogverary!!! Too fun all the stuff your kids still had in their old rooms!!! LOL Thanks for visiting my lil blog as well maybe between us we can conjure up enough readers and commenters to almost have a tiny bitthat barbara has!!!! *wink wink nudge nudge* hehe Sounds like you were channeling the tasmanian devil there lynn LOL hope you find a way to clean it up without too much hassle

Barbie said...

7 readers:-) Happy Bloggerversary!

jodyreese said...

Hey, sissie...I know you want me to comment since I'm the one that got you into this mess. Why do I love to sort through your mess so much, but I hate to tackle mine? You need to come to my house now and CLEAN out!! Plus, you are the genius as far as cleaning out and making it look so great. I clean out just stop--I would have been a good Amish person. Come decorate! Besides, I'm lonely to see all of you. Love, JoJo

Lynn said...

Jody.....I am coming! Don't forget to mark your calendar for the weekend now. Since Jenna and I took off that Friday you need too! We will have a long weekend to play house. I get to be the mama and you are the little sister. Remember that? I will help you do whatever....I am starting drawing the plans now. If my house is going to be upside down we will at least straigthen yours! What do you want to do first? HEAD SISTER

Lora said...

eight readers!

jodyreese said...

You know I cannot take a day off. I am expecting two grandbabies this year, glory be...so I have to save ALL MY DAYS to rock babies (and Riley, of course!). I will let you and Jenna decide what we should do...I just can't wait to see everyone. Love you!!!

Heather said...

Good Honk, Mom...your racking up the comments. You are LOVED! :)

everyday.wonder said...

Looks to me like you have more than six readers... Keep up the frantic pace, the nap afterward will be nice! (I should know, we just finished up Cascade Hills' clothing giveaway, which was many 14 and 16-hour days in a row for a while. All over--GIANT NAP!!)

Giggi said...

wow I get to be #14! It's a record! You're practically a mike cope blogger. There must be something in the air, because I have been purging like crazy around here. The donation on the porch for the luekemia society is growing everyday. hope they come and take it away soon. I would try to work out a good deal with fletcher and get him to finish the door and put some texture over the wallpaper! Then throw the rest of the stuff away! Your storage space is valuable square footage! Hey I must be watching way too much hgtv! Love ya, Sissy

Ashley said...

Hyper Juice is an understatement. Dude, you need to slow the horses and rest. It's looking beautiful but you even made me MORE tired watching you last weekend. You are only allowed to rest at my house next weekend.

I love you.

Your best middle child ever,
Ashley

DJG said...

Thank you for your kind comments and happy belated blog-o-versary...this is quite an addiction isn't it?

Jenna said...

Happy belated blog-o-versary! Sure do love you!!

Jenna Lynn