Oh, so you didn't watch The Office? Sorry. Guess you don't get the joke.
Anyway. Trying things out on a happier note this evening. Too many sad things. Enough of that.
Okay. Lately I have been wanting to take a page out of the Mombabe's book and simplify my life. But I don't really know where to start.
Do I clean out my house? I really think that we have way too much stuff, but that requires SOO much time and energy. I cleaned out the pantry yesterday. And I'm pretty sure that simplified my life right there. (the floor was so covered in odds and ends and boxes that exactly one foot could fit in there at a time. I'm still getting used to actually being able to walk into the pantry. )
I tried cleaning off my desk, but there is so much stuff that I'm just not sure I can throw away. How long do you have to keep receipts? How long do you have to keep payment confirmations on bills? I just don't know. And the 3 million cords that I'm not sure even go to anything? can I throw those away? Do I have to figure out what they go to first? (because that definitely will complicate my life, right there.
I should probably clean out my closet--get rid of all the clothes that don't fit me-- but that brings me to another thing that I have been trying to focus on: losing weight.
I've actually been doing really good. I get one treat a day. I try and walk as much as possible. I attempt to NOT send my children upstairs for whatever I need and I just go myself. I have been trying really, really hard not to eat after dinner. But it's hard. By about 9:30 I'm starving. And that Reese's is looking pretty good right about now. . .
Focus. (it's 10:11, btw)
Saving money. That is the last thing. We really need to. We keep having unexpected expenses come up, (ahem, brakes, dishwasher) and haven't been able to save anything for a long time now. So I'm trying really, really hard NOT to go shopping. To use our food storage. (beans, anyone?)
I was thinking back to when we were first married and in college and we did without everything. I rarely went shopping, and if I did, it was to DI. If something broke, and it wasn't absolutely necessary to our survival, we lived without it. (yes, we had exactly zero children at the time, but still.) Why can't I be more like that now? We don't need candy! We don't need ice cream! (even if it is Bryer's and it was on sale for $2.50.) We don't need cable! (hmmm, rethinking that one. . . playhouse Disney is invaluable). I can clip coupons! (need newspaper first.) We can drink powdered milk! (hmm, the kids can drink powdered milk. right?) So maybe I need some ideas.