Monday, January 21, 2008

Frozen Poop.

Status: Tired. Busy Weekend.

So, it was a whopping -7 degrees most of the weekend--but my FAVORITE part...wait for it...was the fact it was MINUS 20 WITH WINDCHILL!! Oh yeah. That was the BEST part.

So when Thing Four poops, usually once or twice a day, I put the poopie diaper in a trash bag in the garage that I have set aside for the stinky stuff. And every monday, I throw the bag away. So, this morning, as I was getting the garbage out (I've been dejunking and I have these HUGE black bags the kids can't lift) I picked up the bag and it felt like it was full of bricks. I thought it was strange, but then realized all the poop was frozen. It gave me a chuckle, anyway.

I guess you had to be there. :-)

One thing I've learned about de-junking, you create a HUGE mess. Or, at least I do. I emptied out roughly 20 boxes, and 10 clear tubs from the Denver move, and there was a lot of stuff that had to have a place found for it. I wish I could adhere to the "If-I-haven't-seen-it-in-six-months-it-needs-to-go-into-the-garbage" rule, but I just can't. I've tried, really I have. I just can't work out those pack-rat tendencies my dear mother genetically blessed me with.

To be honest, I had a close call one time. I had a box of just junk, and I knew it was junk, and I was tempted to just chuck everything and throw it away, but I decided to go through it, and lo and behold I found all the originals of my wedding photos, inside a box in the "junk" box.
So, naturally I am a little wary of the "toss it without going through it" notion.

Well, time to commence project CLEAN AND DEJUNK THE DANG HOUSE. Have a good monday, all!


Anonymous said...

The so-called organizers that say if you don't use it in six months, chuck it are fuller of frozen poop than your garbage.

They don't work with artists. We need our research. We need our originals. We need our inspirational gee-gaws that we've picked up.

We need attics and basements with trunks and file cabinets and metal shelving where we can put bins.

THAT's how WE declutter -- we FILE.

Michelle Miles said...

LOL yes, we file and then it's all out of sight out of mind.

My rule is one year. If I haven't used it in a year, it's GONE. But you know, I'm picky about the stuff I toss. And I do go through everything too. Sometimes you end going down Memory Lane. :)

Lara said...

DEVON!!! you are SO right!!!!! (My Hubby will love that one, but it's a firm argument.)