Day 22 Dust Bunnies Running Around

This is really weird but I’m counting the dust bunnies.  I found them hiding in my bathroom vent.  They were so big that I’m counting them as “things”.  If they hadn’t been so big, I would have just washed them down the drain but that wasn’t an option with these bunnies! Unfortunately, I think this task has given me a headache so that’s it for today.
 

Day 16 Nothing Exciting in this Pile of Stuff

day 16 of the decluttering challengeNothing exciting in this pile of stuff.

More random papers and some hair ties.,  Smashed sunglasses, cheap nail polish and a broken thing of tape.  We use those razor guards but we have a ton more of them.

Day 15 All These Papers from 2007

Day 15 of the declutter challenge

Ok, there is something in this pile that I’m really happy to get rid of.  Why?  Because it brings back some embarrassing memories!!! If I throw it away, I won’t have to remember what a fool I made of myself.  It really wasn’t that bad but I still think about it once in awhile.

The Party Invitation

It’s the party invitation.  My son was invited to a birthday party when he was 7 years old.  It was the first party that the twins weren’t both invited to but he went anyways.  Nothing wrong with that.  The trouble all started when I went to pick him up.  I had my daughter with me and these people had a big swimming pool.  It was beautiful.  I’m not a swimmer so I don’t know what my problem was that day but I didn’t want to leave.  We were sitting on the deck around the pool, it was a beautiful day and these people were so nice.

My daughter ended up in the pool with the other kids, in her clothes because she didn’t have a swimming suit, and she was having so much fun.  I was enjoying it so much there that I didn’t really realize that everyone else had left.  At first, the dad kept saying, oh it’s okay, you can hang out.  So, I thought, ok great because I don’t want to leave anyways.  But then the mom started getting mad and finally she was like, we have to go now.  We need to start making dinner.  So, I finally took the unsubtle hint, packed up the kids, and left.

I was mesmerized by that swimming pool glistening in the beautiful sunshine.  It’s embarrassing thinking back on that day so I’m glad to see that invitation go.  I don’t even know why I still have it after 10 years.

Day 13 Ten Year Old Clutter

18 small things to get rid of

Ten Year Old Clutter

I’m working on getting rid of 18 things for 113 days before the end of the year.  Things have been slow but I’m determined to make the goal before the end of the year.  I’m starting with 18 things for day 13.  I grabbed a bucket in the basement to go through and before I knew it, I had a huge pile.  Everything in the bucket was dated 2007.  This time, instead of just grabbing a pile of receipts and small papers and counting it as one day, I actually wanted to count every little piece.

Counting each piece this time was important to me because these things, even as small as they are, have been taking up space in my basement for 10 years!! What’s even worse is that this stuff was all the junk that was in one of my cars when I cleaned it out.  Half of it was garbage.

My favorite thing in this group is the card with 5 earrings.  They’re all different!  What happened to the other ones?

Horse Show Accident

The last circuit show of the year didn’t go so well.  Showing was going okay but when my daughter asked for a canter, the pony said no.  She did a little jump, planted her front feet and let out a buck. My daughter went over her, landed on her head and then flipped over.  She’s okay but it was very scary!

Thankfully, we have a great group of people in our horse project. One of the moms is an emergency room nurse and she was there in a flash helping my daughter.  One of our young alumnis is also a nurse so she came right away too. They were so good and kept everyone calm until the paramedics got there.  Other people came and helped with the horses. 

Another thing I was grateful for was that Flash has gotten so good at loading into a trailer that it was no problem for our friends to load him up to get him home. While they waited for our friend to get there, the 4-H kids all made sure he had everything he needed. 

We were only at the hospital for a couple hours while they did a few tests to make sure nothing was broken. She had a mild concussion and a headache to go with it but that was it.  She’s very sore today but we’ll take it!  It could’ve been so much worse!!

Day 12 More Bags of Papers

I’d like to think that I don’t have a problem with paper.  However I spent about an hour today looking for something unsuccessfully.  I have papers here and papers there and bags hiding everywhere.  I guess I have more of a problem than I thought I did.  

So for Day 12, I have 17 paper things and one cell phone cover that no one is using.

Day 11 More Random Pieces of Paper

I bet you were thinking that I had given up after Day 8 of my self imposed challenge that I keep changing. I’m still at it!  I’ve just been busy but had a little time today to get back at it.

Here’s my 18 for today. More pieces of paper to fill up my recycle bin. Better for them to be there than on the stairway where I found them stuffed in a bag.