Friday, January 02, 2009

Friday, January 2

It's Friday, I just checked the blog, and we started this spree one week ago today. Wow--it's all a blur, but wow.

Didn't quite get the family room done. We're really close, but we just pooped out. I still haven't done the games. Bob was laughing at me because I've probably spent an entire hour going up to it, looking at it, and walking away. I'll probably just dust most the games off, re-organize them, and call it good. Or else let Bob do it. He's better at getting rid of my stuff than I am.

At one point today while Thomas and I were working, he was asking about iTunes. He wants to put some things on our Zen Vision. I told him he should just get a Shuffle like I have. Then he said it:

"Mom, you always do that. You always want to buy new. Look at what we're doing here, Mom. We're getting rid of things and you just want to fill us up again. This is hard work and I don't want to do it again."


Wow, was that sobering.

Zen it is. He's right. I'll keep myself in check, and if I don't, he certainly will!

Thomas is one who doesn't like to get rid of things. I think we've set a tremendous example for him, because he is a changed boy. He had several toy tubs under his train table. He went through every single one of them and decluttered. He threw pictures he's drawn away. I was floored. He went from three big tubs to one, plus two smaller train containers. He's growing up, and this is the first time in his life that he has willingly gotten rid of things. Wow.

Thomas prepared dinner for us tonight. He made cheesy chicken and noodles. I'm so glad I've taught him to cook. Or maybe it was Bob that taught him to cook. I was tired and that was a huge help.

I don't think we'll get Sunday off like I had hoped. It all depends on how hard we work tomorrow. I just want to be done before Monday.

3 comments:

SabrinaT said...

You have inspired! Each day I check in you have done so much. If you need a vacation, just buy a ticket and come on over!

Summer Fae said...

You are working so hard. Thank you so much for sharing your adventure with us. You have inspired me to clean out 2 closets. I am also trying to find ways to be better organized.

rae said...

Hi, Frankie. I just stopped in to catch up with you, and wow, have you ever been busy while I've been on my internet hiatus! You go girl! You've inspired me.