Tuesday, September 13, 2005


They have a significant place in my heart. But I've never loved them quite the way I love them here:


If you find sites like these, send them to me, I love it!


Thursday, September 08, 2005


It's been a year of change. Big changes....at work, at home, in the world.

My mom has always believed that change is good. My dad avoids change, likes stability. I'm both. Initially wary of change, but usually feel that it's a good thing, after the fact.

Inevitable. Inevitable.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Good news!

I cleaned and organized my a*% off this weekend! And I feel much bettter.

The house looks tidy and happy too. I'll put a picture of our new and improved basement/study/playroom soon.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Turning into Mommy?

My prior post regarding the bliss of domestic life notwithstanding, I have been struggling lately with the impulse to organize, straighten and control the little messes that erupt in our house.

For some reason, whether it's ingrained in me by mom, or some affliction I was born with, when I see a mess in my room or my house, it fires me up. I go into a frenzy of wanting to clean, sort, and tidy until I've tamed the mess.

I think I've gotten worse with age. Just yesterday, as I caught myself turning the Listerine bottle, I noticed that I'm happier when all my toiletries face out, like soldiers.

It's frankly exhausting.

The worst bit is that the mess, if it goes untamed, affects my mood. I get irritable and crabby and exasperated. I don't want to be a nag or be frazzled all the time, but I still want a clean organized house. Any suggestions greatly welcome.