I continue to plow on in my study-organizing efforts, but it's such a big project, it's hard to quantify the progress I've made.
In the past week, I've been organizing my art supplies into plastic cabinets, and today I stacked them one on top of the other in one of the cupboards. I still have more supplies in boxes to organize and sift through, but I've definitely made progress.
I found a couple of packs of FIMO clay that I think I've owned for 15 years--I bought them thinking I'd make FIMO beads for jewelry! Off to Goodwill they go.
I've also started stacking excess office and school supplies in one plastic box, in addition to sorting through memorabilia, etc.
Today I went through a bag of greeting cards and discarded a number of them. Regina Leeds advises that you chuck the Christmas photo cards (and presumably old greeting cards as well). However, I ended up keeping more than half of them--the ones from relatives and close friends, especially if they'd written something meaningful in the card. Yes, someday my children might hate me for it...but I do like to look back over those cards (especially the heartfelt ones).
I'm stacking lots of papers and other things in a corner for Mike to sort through.
It's a very gradual process and will most likely NOT be done by the end of April...thwarting my plans to get back on schedule in May...
I worked a bit on the study today but then decided to cook a nice dinner while Mike was working outside making raised beds for our garden. Mike does the cooking during the week, so when I cook on the weekends I tend to be overambitious!
I made a carrot-parsnip custard, mostly for Mike because he loves parsnips...and then I also made a broccoli dal for dinner, along with homemade mac and cheese for the kids. The broccoli dal turned out wonderfully! Mike and I liked the custard (although it was odd to have it for dessert), but the kids declared it a dud! No surprise there.
So a bit of a distraction this afternoon...but I am making slow, steady progress. Maybe I'll be done by mid-May? :)
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