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Tuesday, February 01, 2011



It’s February 1st! Yippee! This means my resolution to only blog once a month in 2011 is coming along quite well, don’t you think???!




Okay… that wasn’t really a resolution of mine, but I would feel a lot better about myself if it had been and I was actually on track with one for once. While I’d like to blog more, blogging more wasn’t a resolution either. So I haven’t completely failed the year just yet, ya see?

It’s funny how fail blog can make you feel better about yourself.

epic fail photos - Kid's Book FAIL


2011 is already proving to be a challenging one. Work has had it’s full share of energy zapping drama since the Times Square ball dropped and I get home with just enough gumption to fold the clothes I washed 3 days ago and crash into bed. While there is a light at the end of the tunnel, I can’t tell how far ahead the light is and just how long it’s going to take to get there. I’m very much looking forward to this all being water under the bridge, but for now, I’ll keep repeating: This too shall pass.


And since I’ve already taken on a whiney, complaining tone by the third paragraph of my first real post in 2011, let me also say this: 2011 is going to be one. good. year.

I mean really good. Don’t ask me how I know, I just do. And maybe February is just the start and all the bad has already been left behind in January? We shall see!


So while I’m feeling zapped, I’m also feeling blessed. Too blessed to complain so just forget about my work drama paragraph. Especially since this post was supposed to be about my resolutions, not my whining… but seriously now, didn’t we all believe we were leaving the drama behind in high school???

Just checking.



I’ve loved this shirt since Jennifer Aniston wore it on an episode of Friends. If only it were work appropriate…



Without further adieu ,{because, really, how could it get “adieued” much further than talking about New Year’s resolutions in February…}, here are my real resolutions for 2011:




That pretty much sums it up folks!

These two walk hand in hand of course. The more I procrastinate, the more literal junk builds up and gets shoved into different nooks in my home and the more figurative junk adds up on my to-do list, leaving me stressed and running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off at the last minute.

I often feel very much like this guy… in fact, catch me at work, and you’ll be able to see at least 10 different sticky notes around my computer of things I must write down or I’ll never remember to do:

I would very much love to be the OCD type with their color coded folders, overly prepared for any situation, and need for everything to be in it’s place with check-list complete by dinner time – but I’m not. I may strive to be at times, but deep down, I’m just a little too laid back, {a.k.a. lazy}, to have the drive to accomplish such feats.

But the incessant need to make lists? I’ve got that one down. Just gather them up from my house, off my computer, from work, my purse, the car and I’ll show you how 90% of those lists did not get accomplished… but boy do I love to make them!

So there you have it, if you have any organizational tips to apply to literally any facet of my life or home, I’ll take them. I want to contract this “disease” from you folks. If I find out it’s air-borne, I’ll invite you all over just to cough on me.


I need your organizational OCD, please.


Should there also be any treatment for my genetic inheritance of procrastination, {I don’t think my dad could deny passing this one down}, I’d also love to know exactly what course of therapy I could begin on right away. I mean, there’s seriously a million pills in my pharmacy… you’d think at least one would be useful in this situation, right?


I will stop procrastinating and I will start blogging more. Let’s pretend February 1st is the first day of the blogging fiscal year, shall we? I like it!

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  1. I hear you about the work drama!
    I work with a bunch of women and that is ALL I deal with! More time is wasted when people act like it's junior year all over again!
    Even our pastor preached sunday about getting rid of drama in our lives! haha.

    Oh and I'm with you on getting organized as well. I will make a specific list of EXACTLY how I'm going to clean out my closet and get my clothes to the care center and resale shop, but that list has YET to be completed!
    Maybe you are right....We will just take care of this in February and not worry about January! It's long gone anyhow!
    Hope you have an organized, drama free week!

  2. Do you know what's ridiculous? I have OCD tendencies AND I'm lazy. How does that even happen?! I seriously wonder and make myself anxious about how I will cope in pharm school! I have all of the color coded folders, but they haven't been touched. We need some accountability! Best of luck on your resolutions, start small. :o)

  3. Hmm, I wonder if there's any other reason you might be so tired?! (:

    I think everyone has their own OCD tendencies - I know I sure do!

  4. Funny Danielle :) I would be happy to give you some of my OCD, I seem to have an overflowing supply this year!

  5. I was so confused when I first started reading this lol I really seriously thought you were being serious about only blogging once a month! LOL whew! good to know that wasn't actually your

  6. Your home tour pictures always look so organized! Your house looks tidy and everything-in-it's-place. At least if you're disorganized, you do a good job at disguising it!

    Also, I'm totally a list-maker. I stuck my hand into the pocket of a coat I hadn't worn since last winter and pulled out a to-do list for that day. A word of advice: Feel free to make all the lists you want, if it makes you feel more organized. But try and prioritize from must-do to would-be-nice-to-do. Then don't beat yourself up when everything doesn't get done on your day off. That doesn't get any better.

  7. Oh girl, I'm totally OCD. I'm so organized that I annoy my friends, literally. Haha. So consider yourself "coughed on" by me. ;)

    By the way, I've grabbed your button and put it on my newly designed blog! :) xoxo


I just shared my thoughts, I'd love to hear you share yours! {Besides, I'm tired of listening to the voices in my head.} I kid, I kid... ;)