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Friday, November 1, 2013

Friday This and That...


Blackhawk Statue over looking the Rock River just down the road from Byron. So pretty in the fall.

Do you ever get the urge to organize everything? I was in that mood this morning. Started tearing my closet apart.and got a few fall things, that I won't be wearing again, ready to store. I have everything pretty much ready for winter in my closet. I went through the coat closet one more time. I took several coats to Good Will just last week. Now, there are only coats that I wear in the closet.I know some people have 3 different sizes in their closets They hope to lose weight and hate to get rid of the smaller things.  Nothing in  larger or smaller sizes in my closet. My weight pretty much stays the same. After the coats, I went through the gloves and scarves and tossed some that were worn out...that I didn't wear last year. I even went through my jewelry...and organized that...putting summery things away and only having jewelry that I wear in fall and winter convenient. I don't know what gets into me, but every once in a while...I have to organize things. Keeping things neat saves so much time when I am selecting something to wear to Church or another event. I know what I need this way too...I seldom buy duplicates of clothing.  I'm guessing that years of doing crafts taught me to keep things tidy. I couldn't work in a cluttered space. Having things organized saved me from buying things that I didn't need.I've told this before but I'll put it here again. This neatness started years and years ago. A new girl moved into our neighborhood and our mothers got us together...and we became good friends. She had a bedroom on the  2nd floor of her house. It wasn't finished...just the floor. When I went up there, I looked around at how neat she had made this rustic space. Everything in it's place. She showed me her jewelry drawer...everything in little boxes and labeled. Her few "cosmetics" were on her dressing table. Little bottles all shiny. Evening in Paris was her favorite. She really made an  impression on me. I had sort of a messy room at that time. I piled my clothes on the chair and had books everywhere. My jewelry was scattered, without the boxes, in a drawer...chains all tangled. When I got home, after that first meeting day, and looked around. I started to organize my room, like my new friend. My mother saw the change in me and asked what had happened. I told her about my friend's room and she smiled. That was the end of the messy room. My locker, at school, had a makeover too.It just comes naturally now...I've been this way since 1954. 
I didn't cook much today...just Joe's breakfast. We have to to to Church at 6:30...so we are having pizza when we come home. I have our shows set to record while we are gone. Friday night is a pretty good night for TV. 
I potted my amaryllis the other day. It's time to plant them and many nurseries are having sales on them right now. I have had better luck with bulbs bought at American Meadows, and Vermont Wildflower Farm than the big stores like Walmart, Lowe's, and Menard's.They are usually bigger bulbs and perform better with bigger and more blooms.I haven't bought any paper whites. With Joe going to the hospital...I might not fool with those this year. Looking out my window this morning...I saw several bulbs that I just planted on top of the soil. That pesky little chipmunk's work. I guess he didn't like them, because they are not chewed into. Now I have to replant them tomorrow.We have two Canadian Geese statues in our backyard and I brought them to the front and put them over the spot where I planted the bulbs...thinking maybe that would deter the chippies. I guess that one didn't work.
All day has been gloomy. That's why I did all that organizing. I love days like this....cozy in the house...cleaning or baking. If it were colder...it could be a snowy day. I'm hoping for a snowless winter. I'll be driving more this winter with Joe laid up. I haven't done much winter driving for a long time....and I'm not looking forward to it. I've decided to stay in a hotel near the hospital to alleviate my having to drive back and forth at all hours. It's about a 45 min drive and mostly on dark country roads
Well, this is about it for today. I wish I could post a picture here of a beautiful pie that we might have for dessert, but Joe is trying to lose weight and so no pies. I love pie :)
Balisha.  
  

11 comments:

Prince Snow Farm said...

Balisha, I wish you could come help me organize! I crave it, but time gets in my way! I totally understand you wanting to stay close after the surgery, and no snow. I hate driving in the snow. After my surgery last winter, I was home for 8 weeks. It was a perfect winter to be home. We had so many storms! I am a white knuckle snow driver :)

acorn hollow said...

I am a semi organized person if that makes sense. I could always use more help. I just read back I have not been keeping up.
keeping Joe in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.
Cathy

Judy said...

I HAVE to be organized to be content. However, I was a messy child and teen ager--my clothes always resided on the chair--until my mother refused to wash anything that wasn't in the hamper and the next week I needed my white blouse--that was on the bottom of the clothes pile in the chair!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I need to get more organized. This year has been awful for me in that area and others. I hope to get my self re-oriented and moving along smoothly. A project I'm working on with each new day.

Have a very nice weekend ~ FlowerLady

Balisha said...

Priince Snow Farm, My knuckles are white as soon as the first flake falls. It's worse now that I'm older and don't have to drive to work anymore. We have a very safe car and no need to worry...my husband says...but I still do.

Balisha said...

Cathy...Thanks for thinking of Joe. He has a long wait to think about this...I'll just be glad when it is over.

Balisha said...

Judy...Sounds like we were the same. My daughter teases me about my, as she says, "immaculate closets."

Balisha said...

Lorraine...It looks like you have been doing a lot of organizing this summer.I have been following your progress in your posts. Good job!

Jan said...

I think it's nice to go through clothes as each season changes. Like you, my weight has stayed the same for years so there's always a favourite from the past waiting to be discovered. Jx

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

HEY BALISHA!! Tell Joe that I said he can say no to pie / YOU will just make little HAND pies for you :)

Leslie said...

I love to organize too! It is one of my favorite pastimes. It's great that you learned to be organized at a young age; I was quite a bit older when I started. I loved your story about your "conversion" to neatness--what a nice memory.