When my life is this much out of control, it manifests itself in many ways, but usually three areas are hit the hardest:
- My laundry. (I'm at least a hundred loads behind).
- My den/office/computer room/craft room (shudder).
- My e-mail inbox (I think there are over 60 emails I need to answer, sorry if you're one of them).
I promise to catch up on laundry this week. I'll even fold it and put it away and everything.
(Deep breath.) That's the easy part. I mean, I can say I'll clean my office, but you have no idea what that means. So I took some pictures. Beware. They are scary. And also? I do not throw papers on the floor. This is the room where the kids do all of their projects. At least, it was until it started looking like this, which was probably sometime circa March. And I try to pick up a little in here every day, but, well...
Okay, no more excuses. It is what it is, and I promise to change that this week. I will somehow clean it and somehow organize it. And I will somehow keep it that way.
I'm not sure how I'm even sitting here typing amongst all this mess!
I'm immune, that's how.
So, I will clean it. This week. It may actually take me all week, but it will get done. And it will stay clean!!! Cross my heart and hope to die, stick a needle in my eye.
The email, meh. I'll catch up. It's nothing horribly serious. But, I did spend sometime tonight updating my Goodreads account. I always start getting a little twitchy when I don't have time to do that, so it was nice to get done. It was also something to do in order to procrastinate the laundry folding and office cleaning and probably not the best use of my life, but oh well!
So, speaking of Goodreads, I think that the other goal I have for the summer, is to actually read the books I put on my to-read list in 2008. There are only nine of them, and I've already started one of them, so it shouldn't be too difficult. And I own most of them, so that makes it even easier!
The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards (own it)
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (own it)
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Atonement by Ian McEwan
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (own it, started it)
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare (own it)
The Magician by Michael Scott (own it)
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
I don't even remember the reasons some of these are on my must read list. Have you read them, and are they even worth my time?
Because I'd hate to read a book that isn't worth it when I could be cleaning my office, after all.