Category Archives: organization

Breathing In the New Year

Once Christmas is past, I can’t wait to clear the decks and halls of all things holly and jolly. The new year awaits, and I am always champing at the bit with big, creative plans. Or at the very least, … Continue reading

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Whack Job

There’s nothing like the rush I get when I dispense with something that’s overstayed its welcome. At this time of year, the feeling is released with a sharp, shiny tool that I control. Snip. My pruner was a gift from … Continue reading

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The Shame Game

While in the past I’ve been able to coexist with my to-do lists and piles of Potential Projects/Stuff-I-Never-Managed-To-Put-Away, the minute someone drops by unexpectedly I am often engulfed with shame. “Hi, sorry about the mess” has become a default greeting. … Continue reading

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Slow Churning

A law of physics in my office/art studio is this: If there is a surface, it will be covered. No matter how many tables, countertops, stands, file cabinets, or shelves are in this room, I will manage within three days … Continue reading

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Rainy Days and Mondays (used to) Always Get me Down

For almost a year, now, Monday has been designated as “Bookkeeping Monday,” so I’m sticking with the plan. Only now I no longer need to stretch this grim and tedious task all the way until the end of banking hours. … Continue reading

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The Big “O”

It daunts and taunts like nothing else. No, not that “O.” I’m talking about organizing. Overwhelmingly, at first, the tasks beckon me from every perspective in my swivel chair and swiveling head. All my lists have one thing in common: at … Continue reading

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