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There’s a Monster in Your House!!!!

May 25, 2012

Take that and that! Die, you foul fiend! Return to the depths from which you came!

     I am battle weary.  I have fought long and hard.  At times the battle was not going in my favor; but then I rallied again and struggled to the top.  Oh how did it ever come to this?  Why oh why did I ignore the beast that was growing just in the other room.

     We run in the door.  Books, bags and anything else in our hands gets dropped on the nearest surface to the door.  Eventually papers leak out of the bags and deposit themselves throughout the house. 

     My house is filled with artists.  Masterpieces of crayon and pencil are produced at breakneck speed.  Each one, worthy of framing. With the quantity that is produced I could fill every art gallery in the world.  Each one must be saved, none can be disposed of.

     Photographs are set aside for that moment when I have time to arrange them; you know the moment that never comes.  Books that I couldn’t leave the store without because I was sure it was going to change my life, now sit in piles and stacks.  Paperwork I planned on filing, sit in boxes and baskets, looming like a dark nightmares.  Bookshelves that once were neat and organized now are bulging and threatening to spit their contents out into the room.

     It is a monster.  It is a monster that has been birthed by over commitment.  It is a monster that was fed by countless activities.  It is a monster that has matured through inattention and justifiable neglect.  How big is your monster?

     We create monsters every day.  Little by little, load by load.  Our rushed lifestyles leave little time to deal with items as we use them.  Instead we tend to stack and pile with the true intention of addressing it at our next free moment.  We don’t ever have a moment, so we address it when an important function demands that we address it.  Company and parties cause us to suit up for battle and fight the monster.

     I am so tired of fighting monsters.  I do not want to create anymore monsters.  I do not want my children to be trained in the art of monster making.  I know the answer as so do you.  The answer is always a change in lifestyle.

     Well, my battle is not yet over.  The monster I created is a mega monster.  If you don’t hear from me in a day or two, come looking for me, I’ll be under the stacks of paper.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. Momma Di permalink
    May 25, 2012 7:06 am

    Oh friend I’m with you!! I’ve been dealing with boxes of photos just this week!! I’ve come to appreciate Organizer Pro by Marcia Ramsland. Working my way through her book Simplify Your Life. She has a wonderful tutorial (I think you can access it through her website) on the paper monster and how to control it. Keep digging – you’ll find your way out, we all do!!

  2. Carol permalink
    May 25, 2012 8:03 am

    You’re funny, Debbie! Just remember all the memories you have made as you work on climbing out of the piles. 🙂

  3. jody hollis permalink
    May 26, 2012 4:59 pm

    This one made me laugh. I too have a book case that looks like that and I don’t know where to put them. Jody

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