Thursday, June 10, 2010

True Happiness Is...Not Organizing My Closets

Well it sure has been a while since I last posted. I'm still hanging around. I just haven't done much blog worthy lately. My weekdays consist of getting up, walking the dog, getting myself ready, getting Chelsea ready, going to work, picking up Chelsea, feeding Chelsea, making dinner, bathtime, bedtime - lather, rinse and repeat. Not very exciting huh? I still go to bed within an hour or so of Chelsea. I'm the type of person that needs a good 7 -8 hours of sleep to function properly.

Hoping to have a bit of extra time here and there now that the supposedly lazy days of summer are upon us. I have a list of projects and things I want to clean and organize. The other day I had the aha moment of realizing it just doesn't matter if I clean and organize the linen closet right now. If I get some precious me time I need to focus on me and things that will recharge my soul. Not clean and organize. I'm realizing that this time of my life is not meant to be clean and organized but to be enjoyed. Enjoying watching Chelsea grow, enjoying helping her become all that she can be, enjoying finding the new "me." And if that means there is a closet busting with sheets for a bed we no longer own, and another closet filled to the brim with shopping bags I plan to reuse in some fashion, and another cabinet stuffed with cookbooks, then so be it. There will be time to organize someday...


23 comments:

Lulu said...

Hi Sugar Bear,

What a great outlook! So wise...so true!

Love ya,
Shelley

Jeanie said...

Bravo. So glad you made this "choice." It's so easy to fall into the trap of the must do, and sometimes we must.

And sometimes, we need to take care of ourselves first. I'm glad you see that!

Lori said...

that's why closets have doors Karla...nobody needs to know what is going on in there...LOL...have fun with your little one:)

Lorrie said...

Take all the time with your sweet little one that you want. She won't be a baby forever. The closets will wait, babies grow up.

Kerryanne English said...

Too true Karla.
Be kind to yourself and enjoy your 'ME' time. The rest will wait.
Hugs for you and Chelsea xx

Dolores said...

You are so wise to realize how important it is for you to re-charge. All the 'stuff' will wait...right now take care of yourself and enjoy every minute with your precious Chelsea.

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

I gave up organizing after baby #1... I didn't want to miss a single second of my children's growing up! My Mom always tells me I can have a neat-as-a-pin house when the kids are all grown and moved out... but to just enjoy them while they are all young and still at home!!!
(Thank you for your sweet comment.)

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

They grow so fast Karla, enjoy every second you can... the closets will ALWAYS be there. lol!!

xoxo Heather

FrenchGardenHouse said...

getting up, walking the dog, getting myself ready, getting Chelsea ready, going to work, picking up Chelsea, feeding Chelsea, making dinner, bathtime, bedtime - lather, rinse and repeat. Not very exciting huh?

Pretty much, YES it is. These are the wonderous days of your life, sweet Karla. Enjoy it ALL, your little darling will grow so fast. You are right, enjoy the NOW and take the time for you,too. The linen closet will still be there 15 years from now to organize.:)

xoxo Lidy

Alison said...

Karla this is the 'perfect' post. You make sure you do take some of that 'me' time as well as enjoying life with your lovely family. Sometimes we mothers tend to get a bit lost as we are too busy worrying about everyone else.
Alison

Merci-Notes said...

Beautifully said!
Cheers to Karla!

xo,
Mary

The Rose Room said...

All the time in the world! That's why closets have doors, it contains it and you can't see it! Just so long as you don't open it! Rachaelxo

The Other Side of Me said...

Amen, Sister!!

I really slacked off when Shelby arrived and now I only organize when it absolutely drives me crazy.
Enjoy your summer. It is going fast!
Tammy

dana said...

hi there,
did you try the new link for the Warhol Dress pattern? There's an updated post about it on the blog and the new links are in the pattern listing:
http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/warhol-dress-pattern.html

Niesz Vintage Home said...

You sound like me...I know I've been busy, but not with anything fun to blog about. (who wants to hear about me cleaning my basement?) LOL

And yes! Time spent with Baby trumps everything else. There will be plenty of time to organize closets later...maybe when she starts school. :-)

Kimberly

twinkleshabbystar said...

Oh girl!!! I am the QUEEN of stuffing things in the closet!!!! I sooo hear ya!!! I just cleaned out my childrens closets and it was a huge task. It's a yucky chore I hate. I much rather be lazy and I will procrastinate until I cant stand it anymore. LOL!!! Enjoy your summer days there will be a time when you will motivated to clean out. ;) XOXO,Jenn

Natasha Burns said...

That's the right attitude!!! you made a great choice there :)
Hope you guys are all well, miss you xox

Jenn said...

You've got that right!!! I am just doing the "me" thing now. Good for you!

Gina said...

So true friend!

Dolores said...

Hi Karla,
So good to hear from you, and your sweet comments......

You weren't being a downer about your sweet grandma. It is sad to watch people we love change with this disease, but I suppose if there's anything good about this dreadful disease, is .... the person with the disease really doesn't understand or know the changes that we're seeing..... So that's a blessing for them. Just sad for us.....

Thanks for the name of the book...... I don't have that one.

Have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Dolores
PS.... I don't have your e-mail and wanted to respond to you.... it won't hurt my feelings if you delete this message after you read it.... I know it's personal.....

Jeanie said...

Off to the lake for vacation -- just wanted to wish you a happy fourth!

Natasha Burns said...

hey girl! just popped over to say hi :)
thanks for your input on the text size. it turns out if i use another program (live writer), i have more flexibility. love it!

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey doll,

amen sista!!!
take time for you and your family! time goes by so quickly.
hope you are having a wonderful summer.
oxoxo,
Jessi

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