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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Sorting out the pieces

Remember the puzzle that I was talking about last night? Well, my brain still feels like that, but maybe not quite so much. I've been jotting down some ideas here and there, but it seems like any time I come up with a plan for one thing, something else occurs to me.

But the good news is that in general, I'm starting to get some things sorted out in my head. I'm starting to form game plans and figure out how to make things actually happen.

At the same time, when I get stressed or overwhelmed or have too much on my mind, one of the things that I do to deal with it in the moment is to clean. I think it's my subconscious way of maintaining control - if I can't control the crap that's rattling around in my head, at least I can control the crap that's been tossed around in the house, right?

So I tackled the boys' room today.

I don't know what in the world happened in there over the past few days, because I swear it wasn't that bad before - but whatever happened, it's been cleaned up now. And it's not quite as scary as it was to walk in there. I even have most of their laundry done too.

Of course, once I start cleaning, it's never a simple process. I ended up having to basically gut my vacuum to get it to work right, and it still ended up clogged and limping by the time I got that room done. But, it's done for now. And at some point in the (hopefully) near future, the vacuum will be laid to rest and replaced with one that has a better attitude.

By the end of the day I had the boys' room, the bathroom, and the kitchen clean, and had most of the laundry done too. So I really can't complain too much about that. Apparently I need to get stressed and overwhelmed more often, since that's when it seems that I get my best cleaning done.

Then I was cruising around online, looking up some information for another something that I want to get accomplished, and I stumbled upon something that definitely appears to be too good to be true. So, I shot a couple of messages out to some friends who can help me to get more information on that one, and hopefully...... *fingers crossed* ...... this one aspect might work out a little sooner than I had even dreamed. But, I'm not saying anything specific about it yet because I don't want to jinx it.

Yeah, maybe I'm a tad superstitious at times. At this point, I'll take superstition, prayer, hope, luck, pixie dust, karma, and whatever else I can possibly use to make things work out in the best possible way.

10 comments:

  1. I had so much bad luck with vacuum cleaners but Shark killed that bad luck. I have had it for 3 yrs now. I hope I won't jinx myself.

    Also, good luck and prayers to you.

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    1. I might have to look into a Shark - I've heard good things about them.

      And thanks! ;)

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  2. I love my Shark vacuum too! It was a little more than I wanted to spend on a vacuum, but we're going on 2 years and the lifetime warranty has made it SO worth it! One of my darling kids managed to break the hose and they just sent me a brand new one, no questions asked...

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    1. Hmmmmm......that makes it sound even more enticing!

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  3. It really sounds like we have a lot in common. I never thought of it as a puzzle before, but yeah, that describes it best! Best of luck with what you want to accomplish!

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  4. Our Vacuum was the same way. It's not perfect but it works. I want to get a Dyson ball but OOOOOHHHWEEEE they are expensive.

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    1. Yeah, a Dyson would be nice - that'll be on the list for when I hit the lottery!

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  5. Just stopping in to wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hoping this coming year is THE. BEST. EVER. for you and your family!
    Cyber hugs dear girl!
    Mare

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    1. Happy New Year to you too Mare! So glad that we've become friends! <3

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