Wednesday, January 16, 2008

i resolve part 3: get organized

I had chemo and herceptin yesterday, along with a serious dose of Demerol to keep weird reactions at bay (apparently, I am "special". There are a handful of other women who get the herceptin over 90 minutes or an hour, instead of 30 minutes but I am the only one who gets a regular dose of a heavy duty narcotic to go along with it). I did do some pretty weird twitching, though, so I doubt we will be eliminating the Demerol any time soon.

The third part of my S.M.A.R.T resolutions involves getting my life organized, a subject that tends to make me want to dive for the covers. We have more clutter in our house than anyone I know. Than anyone I have ever visited. There are piles everywhere and one room we can't even go into because there is so much junk. And all too often, we end up buying things (does anyone have any idea what happened to the electric pencil sharpener?) to replace things that have gone missing, only to find them a week later (um...why are there pencil shavings in the bottom of the laundry basket?).

I've had enough (and no, this is not the first time I've said this).

But I have decided, in order to actually get anything done, I need to keep my goals modest. I also need to get a sense of accomplishment, the chance to throw some stuff out and the feeling that we can maintain the order I manage to create (she begins to laugh hysterically at the mere thought of this).

So. My goal for January? Clean out the fridge, freezers and cupboards. I have already done the fridge (Sort of. We still have many, many condiments of uncertain vintage that I was not permitted to throw out). I have fifteen days left and some of those will be slowed down by chemo, which means that next week, I've really got to roll up my sleeves.

I'll let you know how it goes.


Anonymous said...

I need to steal your January goal for myself. Our fridge is icky and all of the cupboards are so overstuffed that the doors won't close.

Babz Rawls Ivy said...

Look I am willing to pay you good money that I don't have to come and clean my Fridge! You are so AMBITIOUS! I bow to the Warrior Queen of the Domestice Underworld!...aaargh!

Anonymous said...

"Not permitted" to throw condiments out? What self-respecting Amazon woman, Warrior Queen, Supergal, needs permission to THROW STUFF OUT?? In my very humble opinion, throwing stuff out is one of the great fun things of life.

I'm envious. Wish I had a lot of stuff to throw out. Think I'll go home today and redefine some stuff:)

B in T

Anonymous said...

Oh, I feel the same way about my house.
I've got to make a schedule and work w/ hubby... kiddo's birthday party is Feb 23... gotta make the place respectable-looking!!

jacqueline said...

um, i'm thinking that cleaning the fridge and finding the pencil sharpener would wrap a really productive january! cleaning the cupboards and freezer sounds like a good february project. xoxo

(you might want to follow the trail of shavings... too funny)

and thanks for all of your support at blogher!!!

Anonymous said...

Go get 'em!!

Anonymous said...

God bless you.

Rebe said...

I have so many condiments they are kept in 4(!) plastic bins in the fridge! I've also started to write on them what date they were opened, since that's really the info you need to know down the road. Sell by dates are 3 years in the future from manufacture, but that sauce could have been opened months ago and be harboring evil little bacteria bugs. Yummy.