Wednesday, May 7, 2008

alternating chaos...


i told steve a few months ago that my goal was to get every cupboard, drawer and closet organized. i should never speak words like that outloud. sure, set a goal and internalize it, but never SAY it. i am not an organized person in general. i know where everything is, but it might not look 'orderly'. things move from order to chaos and then back to order again. piles accumulate, then i attack them, but somehow they accumulate again. it's so wierd :) so the pantry is organized and we have flowers and candles on the front porch, but the laundry is in a state of despair (we might have to buy some clean underwear tonight if i don't get on it!!). alternating chaos...

18 comments:

Linda Z said...

"alternating chaos" ... I like that description!! :) Pretty much sounds like my house as well. I'm horrible with piles. As I tackle them, I try to think of Genesis and how God has called us to 'subdue' that chaos... to bring it into a place of beauty, like tending to a garden. It always feels better afterward doesn't it?

Sarah Markley said...

i am so with you on the piles, friend.

Diane said...

I can totally relate to "accumulating piles", it drives my husband CRAZY!!

asnipofgoodness said...

It is a never ending battle. Who needs organization when you can take beautiful photos like that! love it!
Thanks for your encouraging posts on my blog.

Kim B said...

I definitely relate to this!

Gen said...

I feel your pain ;)

lindsey cheney said...

i ditto sarah

mamaredhead said...

I was just lamenting to my husband that I can never get every room in the house clean AT THE SAME TIME. ugh. By the way, I love your header (new? not sure as I now get you through bloglines so don't see your site much anymore) - super cute shoes!

Michelle B said...

finally a word for it! Or an organized mess maybe? Anyway I have the same issues. I think having two little ones in the house adds to the chaos! Love the picture of your porch and the bird houses... i may have to use that idea!

alexandra said...

I cycle through the same things with organizing - just can't seem to have everything organized at the same time. Is that even possible??!!
Good luck with the laundry - I'll think of you when I down in my laundry room tonight!
A.

Anna Willett said...

i am so glad that we all have alternating chaos and piles. it's nice to know that we are all in the same boat.

D@nielle said...

I can so relate, I've been at this ever since the kids have arrived but I must say rebuilding/remodeling over the last 10 years & starting up my own business have not helped either..... But my motto is, a little pile everyday will help me get there in the end ...

Rays Family said...

Lisa, you just described my house, I'm glad i'm not the only one out there. Thanks on a early Thursday morning.


Anne

Anonymous said...

I had to laugh out loud reading your blog today about the laundry. I am mother of 8 children. This morning I showered and dressed in the wee hours of the morning to have a little "me" time. However, I'm out of underware also, I have on my 12 year old daughter's Mickey Mouse underware. Hope I don't get into a wreck today.... it would be embarassing at the hospital when they undressed me. HAHA! Remember what your mother always told you? I think I will go to the laundry mat today... I can do 8 loads in 1 - 1/2 hours for $12.00.

Anonymous said...

I am so with you on the piles. I have to make room for my girls to eat at the bar or on the table because of all my piles, which infuriates my "clutter-free" husband, Steve.

Lisa, I received my niece's graduation necklace! I love it and I can't wait to give it to her!

THANKS,
Shelly Primm

Apple said...

I really like your blog, I will be stopping by again.

Cathy said...

Perfect description as I put off cleaning/organizing our storage area in the basement. Same day...different chaos!

Jackie said...

I keep telling my husband how can four people possibly have this many dirty clothes !!!! You think 12 people live in our house. Guess that means I just don't do the laundry enough during the week. LOL....My friend has a cleaning lady that not only cleans her house but does her laundry, but the thought of someone folding our underwear....EWWWWWWWW !!