Susan Spess Shay

Still playing make believe.


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A NEW Year

This is it! 2011–a shiny, brand-spanking new year!

The date’s 1-1-11.  In ten days it’ll be 1-11-11. And in November we’ll have 11-11-11. Which, if you consider it, might just be the year for several firsts.

One of those firsts is . . . I’m cleaning, organizing, working hard in my office for the first time in a long time. It had turned into a place to put things I didn’t want to think about.

This is behind my desk. I took this picture because it’s the least messy place in the room.

There’s a bed under this mess. I found it yesterday. Sad, isn’t it? Hard to believe that an adult would let any place in her house look like this. You know what they say . . . out of sight, out of mind. I definitely had to be out of my mind to let this room come to such a state. A-C-K!!!

Last October when Holly Jacobs spoke to RWI at our retreat, she mentioned that the only thing that upsets her is when someone is staying with her and doesn’t put things where they belong. She can’t stand a mess.

Guilt bit Aunt Betty (I’m going to have to tell you about Aunt Betty one of these days) when she said it. Not hard enough, apparently, because I’ve just started the real cleaning process.

There’s probably a whole sermon here. If I were a minister, I’d use these pictures as an example of how we keep sins hidden in our lives, but sooner or later, we have to account for them, unless we know the Saviour.

Aren’t you glad I’m not a preacher? <g>

One of my problems is I don’t have any place to store things and keep them organized. This room is where I keep all my office and craft/hobby stuff, and it’s just impossible.

As a writer, I buy tons of books. I just can’t keep them all, but it’s so hard to give them away. (I’m hoping my new Kindle will help with that!) Right now I have several bags full to pass on.  

I’m determined, though. When I find the floor-bed-desktop, I’m going buy more storage and give everything a “place”. I just hope I can figure something out.

Being the world’s least organized person, I’ll probably have a really hard time. I honestly try to get organized and usually just end up confused. It’s a sad state of  affairs.

Any and all suggestions are welcome! Just speak up. If you think of something brilliant, I’ll give you a bag of books! 🙂