Monday, January 16, 2012

What's Going On?

I am still sans computer as I wait for a new power cord to arrive from China.  Fortunately, my darling children are kindly letting me use their computer for five minutes here and there (whenever I can pry their sticky fingers from the keyboard!).  Unfortunately, their computer is not letting me comment on blogs.  I can view your blogs in Google Reader, but when I try to click on an actual blog, the screen goes blank and the website never loads.  Grrrr...I love technology, but it can be so frustrating when things don't work like they should.

This semi-lack of technology has given me some extra time to tackle some of my decluttering tasks around the house.  I've decided to take part in this blog challenge.  The goal is to take on a project that seems impossible.  Getting decluttered and organized seems impossible to me right now!  I'm hoping that by January 31st, I will have some nice and tidy spaces to show you.
the space between

I spent a good amount of  time today in this lovely closet:

Between this closet and my daughters' rooms, I was able to gather seven huge garbage bags of stuff to take to the thrift store, as well as several bags that went straight into the trash.  I feel better all ready!  This task is starting to look a little less impossible.  The most difficult part of organizing and decluttering for me is getting started, and now I'm over that hump.  Stay tuned for some "after" pictures later this month.

I have a few other things going on this week.  Be sure to check back Wednesday.  I'm taking part in another challenge and I'll tell you all about it then.  I'm very excited about this challenge and I'll give you a little hint: it's much  more fun and exciting than organizing!

In other news, Chloe is turning seven and we're having her first big slumber party on Friday night (say a little prayer for me!).
I think that balloon number is so cute!

The girls will be making their own pizzas, decorating pillowcases, freeze dancing in the dark with glowsticks, manicures/pedicures, probably more dancing and watching movies.

We are having a pink/zebra theme.  I think these cookies would be perfect!

Fingers crossed that my new power cord arrives soon!


Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

good luck with the closets and the party!
and now thank you, i have 4 non blondes in my head...
and i said hey yeah yeah yeah, hey yeah yeah what's going on????

Dixie Sargent Redmond said...

Isn't that a good feeling to be able to clean out? It's like getting a brand new space handed to you. :-)

My next project is my office and all the possibilities I've collected.

Holly said...

Oh my gosh how adorable, can I come to the sleep over? Those cookies are too cute! Have a great time but yes I'll be thinking of you and your patience factor :) But I bet the girls are going to have a blast! And oh technology whoas...they can be frustrating but at least it's allowed you to do other projects. Looking forward to your Wed project - a piece of furniture perhaps??

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

It feels good to declutter doesn't it?! How fun - first sleepover!!! You'll have to let us know how it goes - bet you'll be exhausted the next day!

The Pink Pagoda said...

The party will be so fun! You've chosen such adorable activites for that age -- they'll LOVE it!

Carol-Anne (Use the Good Dishes!) said...

I just read another blogger who mentioned the same problem with commenting...I'm not sure why or how, but at least you know it's not just you!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Looks like you have been really busy, Suzy! I love the balloons and the party must have been fun.