End of January

Today in 1990 the first McDonalds opened in the Soviet Union... less than 2 years later the Soviet Union ceased to exist as a nation... coincidence?

Yesterday's project in my "January Spring Cleaning" was to clean off my desk. One 50 lb. gargage bag later and I am almost there. How does it get like this? I try the "only touch paper once thing..." obviously not working. Do I have to save 10 year old finger paintings? What about Easter cards I bought 7 years ago when we moved into this house. Will this be the year I actually send them out??

Today is the last day of the month. Thank God! I am looking forward to a fresh start!


Mothering 101

Ok, so I said I was going to clean out the pantry because it is full of shit. I was also going to "free myself" by getting rid of all those old cookbooks that were supposed to make my life perfect but instead cause crap to fall out of the pantry when you open the door. It might help if we did didn't have duplicates of things and things we "can't throw away because we might need them". Notice, this is me POST FlyLady... I need to learn more patience because I am not perfect. Though, it would be nice if the stuff that was falling out was stuff that I actually bought... but I won't go there today. THREE HOURS LATER I have chased a butterfly into my computer and tried to link this cute (but worth 3 hours??) cartoon to this new BLOG. Rhett's response to my newfound knowledge... "It's just going to suck more of your time away..." The wise words of a fellow butterfly hunter. We'll see if you can actually see this wonderful cartoon. Meanwhile, my pantry is still spilling out onto the kitchen floor and I haven't even run a brush through my hair since my shower at 9:00! That's one way to get curls in your hair...


I did it!

OK, I am not going to be outdone by Bridget, I can do this too.... I think...