I want a Good Fairy
I just read the posts about cleaning the laundry room, the "dumpster lady" and "vacation prep." I laughed. I'm glad I'm not the only one in the boat. What I can't figure out is why the women I know in person all live such clean, organized, uncluttered lives. Sometimes I wonder what they say about me.
It is getting chaotic around here. A little more than a year ago I moved a lot of my mom's stuff that I couldn't part with into my house, and I still haven't dealt with it properly.
And now: Youngest dtr graduated from college in May; in two weeks she is going to Korea to teach for a year. She has been moving ALL of her stuff back into our house. Next dtr moved back in when she graduated three years ago (which has been wonderful) but is expecting to buy a house with her fiance in another city within the next 2 or 3 months.
I have never been good about organization, but this is getting ridiculous! I keep thinking "I could use this" or "She'll only be gone a year, and she'll need her bed and dressers, etc. when she returns."
I'm the best procrastinator in the world and I'm very good at making excuses. Here is my wish: I want The Good Fairy to come in and do the work for me, but let me make reasonable decisions about what to keep. This good fairy will come with infrastructure, a stern but gentle hand, a good sense of humor and plenty of patience. She will know how to use many tools (hammers, drills, paint brushes.) She will be anxious to refinish the furniture I want refinished, she will file and organize my paperwork in beautiful new file cabinets she will provide, she will do heavy lifting and will refinish the hardwood floor in one bedroom. She will have a truck big enough to haul all the ap-cray to the dump.
All of this will cost me nothing because we are close to broke and will take less than a week because I would like my house to be nice again. I should get off my duff (and the computer) and get to work! BUT I DON'T WANT TO!!!!