July 2011


Be My Guest!

Over the past two months, my house has hosted three family guests for, in total, weeks of overnight stays. This is major. Why? Because I had somewhere for them to be. The guest room that was formerly used as a massive storage closet for out of season clothes, books, memorabilia, tons of paper, and all things random in our house for years (and I’m not exaggerating on the years part) is now organized enough to provide visitors with a comfortable, peaceful, and I dare say, spacious vacation haven. Wow. This is a personal milestone, folks! This is major!

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Check. Check. Fail.

A few things I want to update you on… particularly you who have stuck with me from the beginning of my periodic journal of the ups and downs and zigzags of parenting.Make that the ups and downs and zigzags of adulthood.No, better yet. The ups and downs and zigzags of taking responsibility.Anyhow. Here are updates on a few of the recurring themes of the dramas playing in my mind.On getting organized. This project is going extremely well. My organizing guru is a saint in my eyes, though I know it embarrasses her for me to say such things.It is truly amazing how much space I’ve been able to make in my thoughts since eliminating clutter in my home. It also helps that the church I attend has been focusing sermons on “cleaning up” lately – in both a...

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