Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Complete and Utter Freak OUT!!!


Okay, I need to BREATHE. I need to just calm the heck down, and pretend I've gone through more than 34 of my 103 tubs and the process is as SLOW AS FREAKING WINTER MOLASSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ARRRRGGGHHHH!!!!!!


I asked the realtor to push the listing day to Monday, because Friday just isn't cutting it. I have had too many activities this week that have crammed into my dejunking time (for some reason this week seems to be pretty heavy on the activities, what is up with that?), and so I asked her to come later. That way I can have all weekend to fill up this dang dumpster. And have I mentioned it has snowed every day (lightly, thank HEAVEN) and there's been zero sun for three days straight? So gloomy!!!

My kids can only do so much, I am the one who has to go through all our stuff--what's gross (and I can't believe I'm admitting this!) is SEVEN of those tubs are old bills and documents that need to be shredded. UGH. That in itself will take forever. SO, I am going to fill up the dumpster as much as possible, and "neatly" stack my tubs I can't get to, and once the house is listed, I'll knock out a tub or two a day. I am one person, and don't have the time to get everything done before Monday. I guess I am in awe of how much JUNK a family of six can accumulate in a decade. And it kills me to throw this stuff away, but I just don't have time to drive it to Goodwill or have a yardsale (in twenty-degree weather--HA!!!). So, into the dumpster it goes. I feel like putting all my "cool" junk in the garage and having people just come and take what they want, but do I have time for that???? No. So---I just became the Most Wasteful Person On The Planet. But I am in Survival Mode at this point, so I am having to deal with that title.

I am teaching a class tomorrow night which I am actually excited to do, but the timing is lousy, because it requires a lot of prep. So, I've cut the prep WAY down and they'll just have to be happy with the bare bones. I hate doing things half- a**ed, but at this point, I have to.

I am sad!!! I am overwhelmed! I NEED A FREAKING VACATION!!!!

whew, I actually feel better!

In happier news, I am loving the Mac. But I'm not loving that I can only get my msn mail "inbox" files on Entourage. Not junk mail. So for now, I just do hotmail. There's a fix for that somewhere I'm sure but I don't have time to look it up. It will have to wait.

Back to the trenches. I so hate my life right now!! But it's nice to vent. Keeps me from the overwhelming desire to bang my head repeatedly on the desk. *cue maniacal laughter*


Karen said...

I was walking by OfficeMax (Office Depot??) yesterday and saw a sign that said they shred documents for customers. Maybe you could look into that?

Good luck! I bet you have awesome cool junk...I'd take it off your hands in an instant!!

Aimee said...

Salvation Army will pick up at your house. Just call to schedule. Or toss. But recycling always feels a bit better.

Jennifer said...

Hang in there, Lara!You'll make it!!