She was a little bit gruffy but she brightened up

Many moons ago, Elizilla (going on four) was quietly playing in the upshairs of the moomincabin when her younger counterpart Mouse (18 months) woke up from a nap. She was napping in a crib and so needed help getting out. Elizilla came downshairs to tell me that Mouse was awake and the title was her response when I asked if my mouse had woken up happy. And so went my day…

Since the dawning of the New Reality, there have been many moments when I have felt as though I’ve been hanging on to whatever semblance of sanity I ever have by my teeth. It is not easy to try to manage your affairs when they happen in two places that are five hours of driving apart. Especially when you have a full-time career (that you love). Other people have done this. I am not the first. I have been managing. Not without a lot of help, mind you! But things have been kind of falling out, getting misplaced, whatever. Papers, checks, cards. You name it. I have taken on a new bunch of paperwork in the last couple months. I am really, really good at the nitty-gritty of banking and paperwork. Paying bills and balancing bank accounts and stuff. Except when I am distracted by a lot of other things that I am NOT good at. I have been traveling around with a motley collection of paperwork containers. Manila envelopes. Pocket folders. Backpacks. KMart bags(!). Not a good situation.

Today. After a bit of a slow start in the mood department and Uvu Performance department, I began to finally pick *carefully* through my trove of new paperwork. Of course, I decided I needed to obtain a new office supply item (expandable file folder or whatever you call it). Office supply porn? It will always get me going on a paperwork re-org prodject, roight? Now, do I need a new expandable file folder? Probably not. I would bet you doughnuts that there are a few of those in the Landfill Dungeon. I thought about that on the way to the office supply megastore. I almost turned around but I decided to go for it. And so… I handled a whole bunch of mail and stuff and filed things in ONE PLACE and I am feeling better (but wondering what it is that I am forgetting to do!!!!!). And then. I cleaned the blasted dirty sticky Landfill Chitchen floor!!! And picked away at some other little things.

My beloved house (yes, that’s the Landfill) is nowhere near in the kind of shape I want it to be in. Not to mention that I want to purge all of our useless crap NOW and not when I am 85. I even picked at that prodject in a minor way today and made some very minor progress. I’ll take it.

Love y’all,
Kayak Woman

P. S. That photoooo is the Landfill Backyard today. The GG’s Squirrel Feeder is on the right. Just before I took the pic, a hummingbird buzzed me.

2 Responses to “She was a little bit gruffy but she brightened up”

  1. Margaret Says:

    Glad you “brightened up. ” Getting things done always makes me feel better! I would hate to be scattered between two places 5 hours away, plus job plus family plus life in general. I admire you SO much. It’s never easy, is it?

  2. Pooh Says:

    New office supplies to kickstart the organization process – definitely worth it. Why get all frazzled looking for the old ones, which pushes back the time and energy to actually start doing the job?!?