So.... I have a confession. Ready? This is one is shocking....
I am not the perfect woman.
I know... I know... how could this be!? It comes as quite a shock to me as well. But, alas, I must admit that there is one area in which I am severely lacking: ORGANIZATION.
It's true, I'm horribly unorganized, and it's not hard to notice. My car, my house, even my purse, all give me away. You will frequently find me searching for hours for a receipt that has an important phone number on it, or a shirt that I stuck in a random box somewhere, or even a check that got folded up in one of my purses 2 weeks ago..... (When my car got wrecked about 6 months ago, my husband came to transfer my stuff from the wrecked car to his, and found 2 of my paychecks stuck down in a bag in my trunk that were both like a month old.... yeah... I got scolded for that one!) It doesn't help that my best friend, Wendy, is Mrs. Organized. Whenever I go to her house I turn green with envy over her perfectly spotless home. Why can't I be like that!? I mean, don't get me wrong, my house isn't "dirty," but it is definitely at least "messy" probably 80% of the time. I've always been like that. My room as a teenager was so bad that you couldn't even hardly walk in it due to the clothes all over the floor!! I'm not quite as bad anymore... but there is still usually a pile of clothes at the foot of my bed. It's a vicious cycle that goes like this:
Each morning I try on 5 different outfits. Since I'm always running late and rushing in the mornings, the discarded outfits get thrown on the bed. Then, Jake goes to bed that night and throws the clothes off of the bed onto the floor. The pile gets bigger.... and bigger.... until I have a nervous breakdown from the mess and spend a whole day trying to reorganize my drawers and closets... only to make a bigger mess in the process!!!
I hate cleaning. Like, actually hate it. I get overwhelmed. I don't know where to start first... and so most of the time I just don't start at all. We let the sink pile up with dishes and the clean clothes sit in the clothes baskets until we can't take it anymore, then about once a week we do a blitz to get it all done before someone comes over and sees our mess!
It would be so much easier if we would just keep up with it to begin with!!! Wendy, a.k.a, Mrs. Organized, has offered many times to come help me to get my house in order. But do you think I'm going to let her see my closets!? I do not think so.
And household projects? Just as bad. We've been working on finishing our basement for like a year now. So far all we have done is the framing, the wiring for the recessed lighting, and part of the insulation. Sigh... maybe in another year we'll get the drywall finished?