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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Blog Candy Winner!

WOW, there were SO many great organizing ideas.  The one I saw come across a number of times is one that really hit one. It amounted to "put your stuff away when you are done."  I'm SO guilty of pushing the stuff to the side and starting a new project. And I am talking about pushing it so far to the side that it's on the edge of the table and one more little nudge and it greets the floor!! Oh and my next favorite thing to do is to move to the other worktable and fill that one!  I have lots of stuff that needs to be put way on the ledges.  I have things stuffed here and there and it's SO cluttered and messy looking in here.  I have new and probably some retired stamp sets on my ledge that were not cataloged because I didn't take the time to do it.  And perhaps it's because there is no room for them on the BIG 5 shelf book case.  I need to get some of the retired sets out of there to make room.  I know I can get rid of some of them but it just all takes time.  I need to make the time, even if it's just a little a day.  When our son moved out I started putting "stuff" in his room and especially on the bed.  It was just easier to set it there than to put it away.  After a while the piles of stuff seemd SO overwhelming that I didn't want to go in there anymore. But I had to go in there.  One of the cats is sort of confined to the room.  Mostly just at night though some mornings she doesn't get to get out right away because I need to vacuum and she's scared of it.  Plus the other cats like to go in there for sleep overs or girls night out!!! LOL  Anyway, back to that room and the point I was going to make.  I would go in that room and before I left I had to do one thing (just one) to improve the room and me leaving the room didn't count!! LOL  Even if it was just to pick up one slip of paper and deal with it.  After a while there was just this little box of a few things left and I just took it and dealt with it and now the room is neat and tidy.  Well, not today.  I've got some beading stuff on the bed but it's not going to be out away until all of the Christmas stuff is back in that closet.  I don't want to move things twice!!  SO now I need to give that a serious try in my workroom.  I have cubes and shelves and i do promise that once I get it organized and tidied up I will take pictures for you.  Maybe not any "before" ones because I'm too embarrassed at the condition of the room.  I don't know who made the mess in here (but let's just say it was Katie - testing to see if she reads this!!! LOL  My sister is coming over on Friday to help me with a little corner of the room.  Something to get me motivated, I hope.

Ok, enough rambling.  Lets see who the winner is.  I used the Random Number generator found on the right sidebar of my blog and the lucky number is #15.   Sorry about the photo.  I didn't know how to get the little number square thing off that web site so I just took a photo of it with my phone.  You can see it if you squint!!!  SO, the number belongs to Sheila and here is her comment:

Shelia said...

Maybe I will learn something from all of the comments left for you. I just commented to another blogger, that I was thinking about taking every thing out of my hubby's monster of a gun safe that is in my hobby room. When I remove all of his non essential items, I will have lots of room for my important "stuff" I could always spray paint it white. And in case of a fire, I don't have to worry about my things getting damaged. *wink*

Sheila, please email me with your snail mail address and I will get the fun package out to you soon.

Thank you all for playing and for your wonderful, insightful and fun comments.


Shelia said...

mOh my gosh. I can't believe this. What a wonerful morning surprise. I got choked on my coffee when I read my name. You know the kind of choked that the coffee spews out of your mouth in shock choked.

Thank you again. Now to go change my shirt that has coffee on the front of it. ;)

Wanda said...

Oh, congrats to Shelia. And I'd love to see the pictures of your cats too.

JenE said...

congrats sheila!

Unknown said...

congrats Shelia;) Did you have a good Bday Wanda?

Pat said...

Congratualtions Shelia!!! The gun safe will be much more useful protecting your valuables!!! Now, go change that shirt and enjoy!!!