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Loving Rainy Days~

Ok, so normally, days like these cause me to want to curl up on the couch with a fire and a good book or movie, but today turned out  unexpectedly productive.  I have this real desire to get my house in order and not just in order, but really organized.  With a house as big as ours, I always seem to be misplacing something or I put it somewhere and forget later. It’s not lack of organization, but I think I have too many zones.  So today, I collectively decided to start downsizing in clutter, things, and zones.

To me there needs to be clear zones.  Not too many.  For instance, office zone for bill paying, incoming/outgoing mail zone.  This is where I put all incoming mail if I can’t get to it right away.  Coat and keys zone, a shoe zone (my kids can’t come in the house with their shoes on).  All of these zones get used often, but not quite as often as the kitchen.  I have lots of storage in my kitchen, but to me it doesn’t seem like enough.  So today was Operation Organize in the kitchen.  I knew I couldn’t do it all in one day or even a week, but baby steps will get me there.  Today I tackled the drawers.  I cleaned out three junk drawers and made one a school zone.  For those flyers and paperwork you get from your kids daily.  All there and in one place.  The other drawer I’ve left empty.  (Cuz you never know *wink*)

And lastly, I tackled this drawer.

Now, you know you all have one.  It’s where all the miscellaneous kitchen gadgets go.  Well, I got a new product by Drawer Decor.  It is the neatest thing for organizing your drawers.

I was so surprised how well it turned out.  I’m sorry this picture doesn’t do it justice, but it’s bright orange, so my camera wasn’t liking it.  But if you go to the website you’ll see what I mean.  All of your utensils stay in place and do not move!!!  A real plus!   I have plans to do two more drawers and am anxious to see what other items I can use with these.  So stop that procrastinating and get to those drawers.  You’d be surprised how many you will get done in a week if you do one every day.

I’m off to eat homemade chili on this awesome rainy day.



Light at the end…

…of the tunnel!  I see it!  I really see it!!!!!!!!!!!

I finally got my cast off.  I thought it had been longer since I broke my ankle, but we added it up and it has only been 5 1/2 weeks.  I guess when you are laid up, it just seems like foreverrrrrrrrr!

So here’s the deal pickle!  My orthopedic (named Dr. Hacker)  I know funny huh?, said that I should be walking WITHOUT the crutches in about 2 1/2 more weeks.  I’m super excited!  Actually just having the cast off is awesome!  My leg can breathe!  Now I’ll be starting physical therapy on Monday to get some flexibility in this leg.  Dr. Hacker said I could hang around the house without my walking boot but if  I go anywhere or run around the house, I need to have it on.  But I noticed the more I hang around with it off, the more I work the foot for some mobility.

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6 more weeks of winter?

Well, it’s official, the little guy saw his shadow today. Six more weeks of winter. I can hardly call the weather we’re having winter. Sheeze….80 degrees? I’m really not complaining, because I know so many of you are freezing your fannies off! I just hope my roses don’t think it’s spring yet.

I recently had noticed that my bandwidth was eating my site alive! I couldn’t figure it out, then Jana contacted support and found out it was Christmas pictures that I had uploaded in raw format. Duh! Why did I do that? I should be ok now and my site should stay up with no problems now.

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