Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Oh!! Monica, Who Made That Mess!!!

Hi My Darlings,
Am fine and well and hoping that you all are as well.
I haven't blogged, as I don't really know what to talk about right now.

I'm busy trying to re-organise the house.
I used to be called "Monica" by my family and friends as I was so like Monica from "Friends".
I have to admit that in many ways they were right, but over this last year and if I'm honest for a longer period really, I have kept the home clean but just shoved things away like some demented magpie, stuffing things in any space it would fit in. What with working and household chores and being sick, I'm surprised anything in the house ever got done.

What exactly is camping tent pegs doing in the kitchen draw with the first aid kit and the cats flea shampoo.....I shudder to think where my head was at on those days!!!!!!!

But now I am feeling better it's time to take the house apart room by room and reorganise the home. It's a mess; I use to live by the saying "A place for everything and everything in it's place"
This really wasn't to do with keeping house, but more a way of keeping my head in order. I seriously didn't have the time to go on a treasure hunt for things every time I needed it. I very much wanted to be able to say top left hand draw in the bathroom, for the so-and so. That way I didn't have to think, or search wasting time I didn't have. This might sound mad, but I always found it to be very freeing and less stressful in the long run.

Raising kids is, lets face it is hard enough. I know two parent families that have a hard time doing it and keeping a clear head and I really hate being surround with mess, it's almost as if the state of the home very much reflects the state of my mind.

Now despite having a lovely craft room to work in, I just can't get my head round creative thinking, as all I can really think of is, that I really should tackle the rest of the home.
I can't open the airing cupboard with out placing my own life in danger, getting stressed at the thought of going in there and then wondering if I should seek out my protective work clothing, hi-vis jacket, so I can be found when buried, hard hat so that I don't sustain any serious head injuries and eye protection so as not to loose and eye while looking up at the falling derbies, that I know I should have sorted before my impending death by my own mess.

And; I refuse to even talk about any draw, in any room, in any part of this chaotic small square box I lovingly call home.
It's almost as if I have just woken up from a deep sleep and while I was sleeping goblins broke in and threw a party.

So at the moment I really truly need to sort the house out and turn it back into a home, before the goblins move in and take over.
Did you note the manic look in Monica's eyes at the top of the post, well that's my standard look at the moment. I keep thinking I am going to find a new life form every time I open a draw or a cupboard.
Below is a fair representation of my own airing cupboard. I think I will find my protective gear before I attempt this one.

oh and if you don't hear from me for a few days please send me a rescue dog, you know the type the ones with the little barrel around their necks. Well you'll need to send one with a keg of brandy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Much love


  1. I understand your desire to have a place for everything and everything in its place. If my house is too messy, then my mind is a mess too. I also don't like to waste time and energy looking for things thus I make the extra effort necessary to keep things where I know how to find them.

    I'm so glad you're feeling well enough to tackle this project. Your sense of humor is spectacular and I wish I had more time to really sit and enjoy it. I'm always running out of time and have to rush through my blog reading.

    You're the best and I wish you the best in your major project.

  2. Hi Lia,
    So pleased to hear that you are feeling well. I don't think that many people have 'perfect' houses with a place for everything and everything in it's place. Don't worry about it Lia, you'll get round to it. In the great scheme of things, your health is what really matters and what harm does a bit of untidiness do?
    Even when we tidy up and get everything ship shape it's back to being messy before we know it, isn't it ?
    Personally, I'd go and sit down and start watching series 1 of Friends !!!! XXXX

  3. I spend my summers giving everything a home and if I can't find it a home, it's gone. I love when my house is all clean and organized! of course by this time of year, all that hard work was for not. But come next summer, I'll start the cycle again....

  4. HA! Beatcha to it! I started on closets a month back--sorting and tossing and reclaiming some organized space. Longggg cold, isolating winters will do that for me.....and I'm glad for it.

    I must say, opening the linen closet is a joy--I opened it last evening just cuz I could. LOL And nothing fell on my head!
    Kitchen cupboards--done. Got a few drawers to weed through.....especially that 'junk drawer'. WHY I keep that...is a mystery. *laughing* Betcha I find all sorts of cool things in there...

    Onwards into the cupboards and closets!
    You'll do fine--maybe someone'll treat you to some french pressed coffee half way through.....if they can find the body. LOLOL

  5. Had to start this work last year when I put my house on the market. As thought it would help if things were more sorted if someone came along to buy. Now I have lovely tidy cupboards, and no dust bunnies under the beds and no bloody viewers. Anyone want to buy a tidy house in the Peak Park!

  6. Sometimes the mess just gets too much even for me. And it's a wonderful feeling when it's sorted. Enjoy!


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