Tuesday, December 27, 2005


Ah yes, the Holidays. That time of year that people you really dont talk to the rest of the year arrive at your house, you spend a lot of money on gifts that wind up either getting regifted to their pool boy, or better yet, go back to the store for something they really wanted in the first place. Ho Ho Ho.

Well, we are past them folks. Now comes New Years. Its not really a holiday. It's more of an excuse for adults that are mature and grown up to take one night of the year and drink like they are 19, sneaking liquor from under the sink. Of course that usually leads to puking on the boxwoods around 3am, but sometimes that is ok. It reminds us why we don't drink like that the rest of the year. Much

I actually have the week between Christmas and New Years off from work. Granted, being a contractor, I don't get paid for this time off, but its a chance to recharge. TO get things done around the house. So what am I doing with my first day? Blogging. Heee.

Actually I came here to relay a funny.

We are a cluttered household. Man, we have stuff stacked, and need to go through, but just have not had time. I have a pile of crap on my desk for the past few months, I don't know what is there, but I am sure I need it. It does not help that I am the world's worst packrat. So I started looking at our front room, where the bookshelves are. I guess you could refer to it as the library, but that sounds so snotty. As I am looking to see if I can part with any paperback, and make a little room, I find 7 books with titles like "How to Declutter..."

Ah I know how to declutter!!!!Eleven!!!11

Stop buying the damn books!

Anyway, I am going to go through this laundry basket of crap and see why I have saved it for 6 months. Wish me luck.

And Happy Holidays, really, even if you take that sweater back I bought you, and trade it in for a Xbox game, its the thought that counts.


Halfway to Fifty said...

Maybe you can store your decluttering books with my organization and simplifying magazine articles I have clipped and have stuffed into a cardboard box. Or you could go to my parents' house, take one look at all of the closets, storage spaces, attic, loft, barn, garage, and greenhouse and feel really damn proud of yourself and how streamlined your life is.

Snakette said...

Well right there with you. I went thru papers on my desk about 3 weeks ago and found stuff from 2004. Granted they were bank stuff, old check, etc... The funny thing is I own a shredder, so why not shred as you go? Laziness on my part. I have started to shred as I go now. We'll see how long that lasts.

Voodoo said...

I know EXACTLY how you feel about the clutter. We are in the process of moving and I'll tell you what I wish I could have a big bonfire with half of it! Good luck!