Showing posts from May, 2013

Paper Procrastination

Recently, Patty at Homemakers Daily posted something that really hit home with me—Hot Spots: Solving the Problem Once and For All.In short, her post discusses how to combat your problem clutter areas once and for all.This post couldn’t have come at a better time for me, as I’ve been decluttering and reorganizing everything I can get my hands on.
I am a neat person; I deal with papers and clutter as they happen.  But I also have a husband who doesn’t follow that pattern.  For the most part, he is fairly neat.  But there are some problem areas that really have to do with his belongings.  I have tried to contain them as best I can.  For example, he likes to pile clothes during the week in one corner of the bedroom.  I am okay with this, so long as I don’t have to look at it.  The problem is that the one chair on the bedroom is right next to this pile, so I constantly have to move said items from floor to bed to chair and back.  It’s a never-ending process.  So my solution to this issue wa…

Teaser: Filo Sighting

I cataloged a new(ish) audiobook at work today: Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham (of “Gilmore Girls” and “Parenthood” fame).It took me a minute to see it, but once I did, I immediately put the book on hold.
What is it, you ask?  Why, this:

While viewing the PDF from the audiobook would be cool, I figured it was better to put the actual book on hold, as I’m assuming there will be more than one mention of Filofaxes.So once I have to the book in hand, with pages flagged for discussion, I will be sure to discuss them here.
To read a synopsis of the book, click here.

Swimming Against the Current

Lately I feel like I’m under water, like I’m swimming against the current.I try and try to hold on just a little longer, waiting until the tide changes.But it seems like I’m in perpetual motion, staying in the same place, seeing the same scenery.
There’s so much going on right now, both at work and at home.  This is good—I love being busy.  But it’s been too busy.  There’s no time to breathe, let alone relax.  Yes, I need to schedule some relaxation time in, but there’s no time.  And that’s the crux of the issue, the catch-22.
I have so many projects that I’m working on at home, all started and in the middle of.  I also have a ton of things scheduled, both by choice and by obligation.  But because of those things, I can’t address the projects that are half done and it’s driving me crazy, keeping my mind a spinning hamster wheel with no way to get off.  With a ton of things started and nothing complete, I feel just swamped and discombobulated, which, for someone with many OCD tendencies,…

Book Review and a(n Unpopular) Commentary

I just finished reading I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales from a Happy Life Without Kids by Jen Kirkman.Kirkman is a stand-up comedian in Los Angeles and works on the shows “Chelsea Lately” and “After Lately.”I have to admit, I hadn’t heard of her before reading this book; I don’t watch the shows she works on.
I didn’t come across this book on my own.  A co-worker saw it and immediately thought of me.  Why that is, I’m not too sure, except for my complaints of how people inundate me with questions of when I will have a baby.  So, yes, I checked the book out and began to read.
This book is funny, filled with stories about how people constantly badger Kirkman on when she will have a baby, why she doesn’t want them, and how her life will never be fulfilled until she does so.  Her reactions to these questions—from strangers—is quite amusing, maybe more so because I can relate. 
My overall reaction to this book: Finally, someone who gets it.
Let me preface my commentary by saying that I…

NYC Philofaxy Meet Up

You can find today's post over at Philofaxy -- there you will find all of the details for the upcoming New York City meet up!