Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Not So Fresh Zombie


I spent the whole day tearing my office apart and reorganizing it.

I currently have two desks in my office. Well, one is actually a desk with 4 drawers, the other is a kitchen table. The real desk is damaged and not large enough for my needs, so I decided it was high time to empty it out and get rid of it. To do this..I had to find a solution for all the office supplies I have been storing in it. Last year we bought large bookshelves and on another occasion I had gotten some decorative boxes on sale after Christmas. I made a point of getting some sticky labels just for this chore. Needless to say I filled boxes and reorganized and dusted and threw a crap load of things away. It was a eight hour chore and my feet felt like they were going to burst, but everything is all nice and neat and for the time being a little lost. I keep trying to turn my chair around to other desk to get something, but when I open a empty drawer, I have to try to remember where I relocated that item.

Now how to relocate a usable, slightly damaged desk. I guess I will be using Craig's list tomorrow and if that doesn't work then I'll have to move on to Freecycle.

I was so tired I never even got around to reading everyones posts. I went to bed 2 hours early!


The agenda for the day was to go spend time with the grandkids, which I did and had a blast as I always do.

Bright and early in the wee hours of 8 o'clock in the morning, I was awakened by grandsons voice on the answering machine. He was wanting to know when I was going to be there. Well..my first waking thought was..not now, that's for sure, my feet haven't even hit the floor yet! LOL!

If I had to be woken up, I'm glad to have had it be him and not by a bark in my ear or a pounce on my tummy!

I called him back with my first morning coffee and scruffy voice. He was sorry to wake me so early, but I guess he was in a hurry for this day to begin. I told him noon cause he has school work to do. He made a point to let me know he was already doing his school work. LOL!

Really made me feel old for using wee hours of the morning for sleeping! My goodness what was I thinking wasting the morning away! No sleeping off the previous days work when there are grandkids waiting on zombie grumpy old Nana to get her act together and find the sweet Nana, for the day! LOL!

I did get there at 10:45. I was entertained from that moment on. We played and talked and played some more. There was lunch and tears over a missing toy and lots of things for Nana to be caught up on. We went shopping here and there and by 3pm I was ever so ready for a nap!

I told the youngest (3yrs) that Nana was going home to take a nap and that I would be back later on.
He says..After your nap?
Me..No, maybe next week.
He says..Okay! (with a happy bounce)
Cracks me up!!!

I left and went back to one of the stores and got a new rug for my office. I get home and check all my comments and Facebook. At 4:30 I crawl under the covers and settle down to take that much needed nap. 2 minutes later hubby is home!

The not so fresh zombie is now making supper and trying to engage in conversation with hubby and listen to his day and tell him about mine. I think I must have zombied out cause for the life of me I can't remember a thing we talked about.

I spent two hours downloading 12 pics on Facebook and finally was sooooo tired I decided to shut down the computer and go to bed at the very early hour of 9pm. My mistake was to sit down in front of the tv and flip threw the menu and watch Hoarders.

I don't know why this show affects me the way it does, but I got up and was headed to bed when instead I found myself scrubbing the toilet, sweeping the floor, changing the wastebasket and scrubbing it down, cleaning the counter. I then moved on into the kitchen. Washing the dishes, wall around the sink area, stove top, sweeping the floor and making hubby's lunch.

This only took me 45 minutes, but still it woke me up enough to be writing this post from 10:55pm to 11:50pm. Well now that it is almost midnight and I am about dead enough to fall out of my chair, I had better sign off and say good night!


Kaylen said... [Reply to comment]

Wow--you are amazing!! What a busy busy two days!!!

I love cleaning and organizing, but the very best part of it all is the finished results.

I watch Hoarders sometimes and just like you-it inspires me to get up and do something.

Tinkerschnitzel said... [Reply to comment]

Here's hoping you got sleep last night! Nanas are so much fun. :)

Spot said... [Reply to comment]

I totally watched Hoarders last night!! How do people live like that??! It's beyond me. My mother is something of a hoarder, but only in her basement, garage and bedroom. And none of it is food or gross stuff. Just newspapers, magazines, useless stuff, clothes and shoes she's never worn, ect. I think it's from being an Air Force wife and always having to move and not have alot of "stuff", because my friends mom is like that too and her hubs was military also.

But the trash and leftover food in those hoarders houses...eeewwww. Yuck!

You were a busy girl!! Hope you got a good nights rest!

kathryn said... [Reply to comment]

Wow! Isn't it amazing what that show Hoarders does for the rest of us? Makes us feel great about how non-hoarding our houses are!!

I hope you've gotten some sleep, sweetie. I'm tired just thinking about it!

Lucy said... [Reply to comment]

Me to as far as doing things. Got a lot accomplished but totally beat.

Sprite's Keeper said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, talk about organization dedication! I hope my grandkids want to see me as much as yours do you. Hell, I hope I HAVE grandkids.

Jimmy said... [Reply to comment]

It is amazing the things you see on Hoarders and probably more amazing how many people are doing the exact same thing.

Gotta love the Grandkids, have one being born in August so it wont be long before I help you out with some Grandbaby stories :)

Angelia Sims said... [Reply to comment]

Love your little grandkids! That age is so precious. Off they go with a bounce, so sweeet!

I have never seen Hoarders but OMGOSH if it makes me clean my house I have to watch that!! I need all the motivation I can get. Good job!

It's almost 1am here. Guess I should hit the hay or I'll be in zombie land too! HA.

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

Kaylen...Oh my goodness I can't wait for the finished result of my office. I know it will be worth all the effort, but the torture of getting it there is awful!

Tink...Oh yeah I got sleep, 9 hours worth! I do try to be a fun Nana.

Spot...We also have family that has the hoarding gene, but not the nasty one. I totally get how some folks could get that way over some things, but to be attached to filth and trash, is soo beyond my brain cells.

Kathryn...Oh yes! It makes me appreciate my attemps at living a clean lifestyle. I could never live in that kind of filth.

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

Lucy...Yup got a lot done, but paid for it in the end.

Sprite's Keeper...Girl, I can organize something and then go back and do it again. Always trying to improve the functionallity.
I hope you will have grandkids too. They are sooo much fun!

Jimmy...Congrats on the upcoming grandkid!
Yeah that show hoaders had a narritive saying that over 3 million people suffer from extreme hoarding. WOW!

Angelia...They can be soo sweet and loving and funny!
You have got to watch that show at least once! It will gross you out soo much, that all there is left to do is CLEAN! LOL!

~The South Dakota Cowgirl~ said... [Reply to comment]

I am tired just reading your post! But you've inspired me! I think I'll try to knock of my riding early today so I can finish unpacking (yes, there are still suitcases everywhere), and sweep the floors, go through some mail and bills, etc. Whew!