Friday, January 14, 2011

Week 2 of 3 in 30: Win Some, Lose Some

      Friday already? Wow. This was one of those weeks which lasted forever and flew by at the same time. Please tell me I'm not the only one who sometimes feels this way. Ahem. My January goals, as mentioned here and here  are:
To do a purge of the house.

To get the spare room in order.

To start moving with the Wii Fit or the XBox Kinect.
     Let's see, shall we? I did a purge of the kitchen. I started by taking everything out of the cabinets.I have boxes of stuff purged. About half of it was stuff belonging to my mother which ended up in my kitchen. I also threw away a lot of stuff. We do not need the quart container the sweet and sour sauce comes in, no matter how sturdy it may be. Ridiculous, really. I've started a "Containers without partners" group and oddly enough also a "Seals without containers" group. They will meet elsewhere, because they sure as shootin' aren't staying here.

     Oddly enough, by the time I was half way through the kitchen purge I found myself singing. (That's not the odd part) I was singing Closing Time, and not the Leonard Cohen version, the Matchbox 20 version.
Closing time, open all the doors
And let you out into the world...
Closing time, you don't have to go home,
But you can't stay here
     By the end of the day I was singing the whole thing, with lyrics changed to suit the actual items being tossed. I've done this sort of thing since I was a child. Anyway... when I was done serenading my warped 6 qt pot and multiple ice trays (seriously? How does this happen?) and giant box of mismatched flatware we removed the cabinet doors. My son scrubbed those down while I scrubbed down everything we couldn't remove.

     Sadly, the cabinet doors are still sitting in the spare room. Remember it? The one I was going to stop using like this? Yeah, well. Don't judge me too harshly. Where else am I going to paint all those cabinet doors when there's a foot of snow outside? I do not feel bad at all about this deviation from my original plan. There is stuff getting done. That is what is truly important to me. The doors would be painted and replaced by now, but the day of the kitchen purge and reset I got sick. As of last night I am fever free. Maybe today I will have enough energy to head out to Home Depot and get the paint I want.

     A couple of things did actually get taken from the spare room and put in their rightful places elsewhere, so there's a wee bit of progress.

     As far as moving and shaking it to the Wii or Xbox? What? You can't here me snickering? That's a big fat "nuh-uh". But I did shovel about 8 metric tons of snow and do all of that kitchen work, which must count for something, right? Ferris? Bueller?

At the end of week 2 I feel success slowly creeping up on me.

I am feeling ten feet tall. How's it going for you?


  1. My January goal was my kitchen and to get exercising too! Oh, I started with a bang and then the bottom fell out of my life over here so I have not made any further progress. I'm just thankful I have half the month left!

  2. Good job!! I would be happy to coach you through "the box". The FlyLady binder idea would never have worked for me....:)

  3. stopping by via #3in30

    I'm glad you got through all those containers and lids - did that this week [well my mother did it's her house we live in]. It is crazy how all that stuff accumulates.

    Glad the fever has broken and you are on the mend. [still have a chest cold and it's going on week 2 here]

    Keep plugging away and you will get there.

  4. ummm...can you come and do my kitchen??!! There are things hiding in my cupboards that I do not want to know about!!

    and from 1 snow girl to another...shoveling trumps any exercise goal :)

  5. Maybe we've found the answer! I'll go do everyone's kitchen purge and someone can come and do something about my basement, which I find so overwhelming I do anything I can to avoid it.

  6. WOW just WOW! You are seriously kicking it, girl! Will you come do my cabinets? lol Great job!

  7. You know what??? I think I found my bloggy twin! I could almost swear that I wrote this. lol Not that we have the same exact goals but your writing style sounds so much like...ME! :D Anyway, you're doing an awesome job on your goals!!! I can't wait to see where we all end up with it! -Mandy

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Way to go on your goals! One of my of my goals for this year is to walk 1,000 miles - 45 down, 955 to go! ;)

    btw, this is Meg from I didn't have another option except to use my google account to comment. haha =)

  9. I'm just glad you're feeling better and are fever free! The other stuff can wait.


  10. LOVE your positive attitude and sense of humor!! You go GIRL!! =)

  11. Awesome photo angle! Congrats on the goal accoomplishments...keep on going! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  12. Thank you for stopping by my blog on your way around 3 in 30 challenge check in. Your comment was very uplifting.

    WOW, you have accomplished a lot. I look forward to see what more you could possibly get done in the two weeks we have left for the month.

    I was visiting your other blogs and noticed that purple must be your favorite color. Very cute blogs, and I love Key Lime Pie too. lol

    See ya next week. =)