Thursday, September 28, 2006

In Need of a new leaf

Anyone who has been popping in to visit my blog for a while will know that I have been suffering bouts of depression this year after the death of my Mum, and here I find myself in another. I've been trying to lose myself in creative pursuits but nothing feels right at the moment. I hate my job, I'm seriously overweight and my house is a mess. I have to now admit to be totally overwhelmed by all these things and haven't been able to go to work this week as the tears can come at any minute and that is not something you really want to put your colleagues through.

Today I have decided that something has to give, I can't keep going on like this. Baby steps it will have to be though. I'm going to start with a clear up. The desk that my computer is on is in the spare bedroom. It used to be my work desk when I did a lot of papercrafting and I had hoped to use it as my sewing desk too but it has turned into a dumping ground and is covered in bits and pieces of everything, no room for a sewing machine if I tried. Instead my sewing stuff has taken over the rest of the house leaving no room untouched (even the bathroom has a pile of magazines for reading while relaxing in the bath). Mark has been really good but I think even he is starting to lose his patience now.

Here is my desk in it's full glory .........but not only that under the desk is crammed full ........

.......and by the side of the desk

.... and under Mark's weight bench

Now don't get me wrong this isn't a large room by any means but there is also 3 totes full of cat fabric, 3 totes full of card and paper stock, shelves crammed with embroidery floss, glitter, beads and brads. Not to mention 2 book shelves, Mark's computer and a whole pile of bedding and clothes belonging to my sister that she should be collecting this weekend. All of this adds up to one giant mess and this is only one room!

It will be a mommoth task but I guess I have to start someone and pledging at least one hour of each day to the clean up won't be that bad I'm sure!

1 comment:

Helen in the UK said...

Way to go Angela! Baby steps, but in a consistent direction will win the day :)