Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Some people are organized. It comes naturally to them. They like it. But not me. I like organized things, but it does not come naturally. And usually lasts about five minutes.
I think its against the grain of my brain. Seriously. Because no matter how many times I've seen this closet for the last two years, I just have been annoyed and never thought to organize. Fold? What? Hey, they are clean!
Some days those organizing people in my life take pity on me and help me out. I try to learn from them. My mother in law = organizer. Misty = organized. My family = like me. I love you family. I love you organizers too, even if you make me feel like a piece of poo sometimes. I'm just shocked that we are the same species sometimes. Like why didn't I get that gene?
But this post is to impress you in my effort. I do value organization. Even if I have pathetic efforts and takes my entire brain capacity. Cause this was an all day affair...us moms of three have to set low standards so that we feel good about achieving them. Like 'try to organize the linen closet to make more room for craft supplies in other area." Not to mention the 'making a my because I'm trying to clean a mess'. Check.
And while we are on the subject, this could be the root of my problems. This enormous bottle of spaghetti sauce from Costco fell out of my pantry and killed my floor. And sprayed down the hall on the carpet and the doors. In fact I'm still finding spritz of sauce in random places. I lick them off. Just kidding.
But when I wondering how this dumped out, I took a good look at my pantry. My unorganized pantry. I'm a renter (possibly lifelong but dont' get me moaning) so I can't put in shelves. So instead I creatively stack.
Like I actually couldn't find that enormous sauce a week ago when I needed it. Not until it fell and dumped out on my floor, and it was like 'Surprise! You do have sauce, it was in your pantry." And I was like, 'why couldn't I find that before?...guess I make spaghetti tonite...I did not use the bit that dumped on the floor. It was delicious the one that I made to. And I made sure to call my husband and tell him how lucky he is. Because while I may not have come far in the organizing department, I have come far in the cooking one..and lets try to focus on the positive.