Saturday, December 29, 2012

The World Didn't End and Christmas is over. Now What?

Sigh… How’d You Feel waking up the morning of December 22nd? Were you surprised? Happy? Maybe you never believed it at all.  I know for me personally it was rather disappointing to awaken on the day after the world was supposed to end ...oh don’t be shocked… it’s not what you think I mean…because my middle name is procrastination. LOL... yep I used the excuse many times … oh it’s OK the world is ending according to the Mayan Calendar so why bother going through those old cancelled checks and bank statements anyway? 

I have a huge character flaw that the end of the world allowed me to excuse myself from dealing with crap… crap in the biggest sense of I’m NOT a hoarder… I have a terrible time getting rid of paperwork … I hold this awful dread that the minute I toss those old receipts or records I’ll have to have it to prove something… This point was sorely brought to my attention when we were packing to move down here. Yep, you guessed it... I packed the damn crap and brought it with me… so now that the world didn't end on the 21st of this month I am forced to go through the bags and boxes of old crap and get a handle on it.

A long time back, when moving to Tennessee was still just a dream I bought a book called “101 Ways to Simplify Your Life” by Candy Paull,  the tiny paper back book is arranged so that you can start at tip #1 or page thru the book and pick one (each tip is complete on just one page).  It’s snowing outside today here in Tennessee where it’s not supposed to snow... but it does. Since being outside isn't an option I decided to pick up the book and just randomly open it up and do whatever tip I landed on…

I landed on tip # 67 Keep Paper in its Place. So now if I am going to keep my promise to myself I have to go through at least one mound of paper. 

So I figure at least if my desk ends up looking like a blizzard just blew in I’ll have my coffee and be warm... if you don't hear from me within a few days ...send in a search and rescue team!

Wishing you all a perfect day