The Real Housewife of Santa Monica

Bogged down

I haven’t posted that much on the blog lately though I have loads of material. Why not?

Because of this:

Ever present Laundry. Won't you disappear?

This:

If I (god forbid) have a third child, I will use Pampers.

This:

My dresser. There is an explanation (read: flimsy excuse.)

And this:

Unfinished (and unstarted) projects

Things to sell on eBay. Yeah, right.

Ay yi yi!!!!!! (The neat little desk on the left is not mine.)

EXCUSES:
1. I have the majority of my mom’s stuff that we got out of storage a couple of years ago. We moved 3x in one year without bothering to unpack the boxes but now it is time to settle in.

2. Now that the kids are into everything – I just place breakable/precious things on the highest surfaces possible.

3. I don’t put things back. I think I will forget about things if I put them out of my sight so I leave them out but then I don’t get to them anyway.

MY PLAN:
Sort, go through, give away & sell anything I can.

NEW RULES:
1. No new projects till all the old projects are complete.
2. No book purchases (except for the kids). Library, LIBRARY, LIBRARY!
3. Put things back.
4. Sort out one bookshelf/closet/box a day (only on the days the kids are in daycare!)

I have the most patient husband in the world. But I still don’t want the house to look like this when his mom gets here next week.



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4 comments on Bogged down

  1. Kinga
    December 6, 2011 at 3:52 pm (3276 days ago)

    Minus the rack-o-diapers, this could be my house. I commend you on your resolve! I hope it works!
    I have managed to greatly reduce book clutter by using an e-reader. But we moved into our house 4 years ago, and some boxes are still sealed shut. Imagine the surprise when we get to them!

  2. Nina
    December 12, 2011 at 9:14 am (3270 days ago)

    But, think of all the other projects that ARE being completed! Fresh bread…? Soups every week. Cuter than cute Maddie and Bea?? Wow, that’s wonderful! :) .

    PS–Does George have an Eames Management Aluminum chair at his desk??? I like his desk chair. Where did he get it? I’ve been coveting such a chair, but it’s 2K –a BIT steep for a NJ born and bred to thrift Indian.

    xoxox
    Love you–

  3. Christina
    December 13, 2011 at 4:09 pm (3269 days ago)

    Kinga – I told G what you wrote (I was incredulous) to which he replied, “I highly doubt Kinga’s house looks like this but regardless, I KNOW KNOW KNOW Dave wouldn’t allow it.”

    Neen- Thank you, Hon!! You are too kind. Btw: G’s chair is a Target knockoff – was 1/200th of the cost. $200 (Wait, did I get those math(s) right??) But the seat has the beginning of a tear on it after 4+ years so not sure what a good product it is… PS Don’t tell him it’s not an Eames.

  4. Lib
    January 5, 2012 at 4:05 pm (3246 days ago)

    Or, your sister comes out and organizes you!! xoxo

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