what do you do when everything in your life needs settled? wellll, if you are me, you organize. and not only do you organize, but you organize something simple and unnecessary that will take you the better part of the day….
…like, for instance, my bookshelves…
all of my books were already unpacked and on the shelves in some relative order, but today i was looking at them and decided they all needed to be taken down and properly situated. it would also be correct to say that today i was looking at my parents’ basement full my furniture and boxes in great need of being ordered, unpacked or repacked and labeled, and cleaned and faced with the greater mess, i opted to deal with the 100th thing on my enormous to do list: the bookshelves.
so i took every one of the books down off the shelves (i have a lot- the line an entire wall probably 12 feet long and almost as high) and began placing them in piles… fiction, pregnancy/parenting, cohen’s books, dog books, nutrition/cooking, study tools, Bibles, Bible study books, journals, relationship/marriage, classics, science books, psychology..and so on. even just getting them in piles took a few hours of my time in between nursing appointments with my rather demanding almost 6 month old (dear Lord!) son. then i mapped out where i wanted each section…which ones i use the most often where they would be most accessible, the journals up high where no one can read them, the study tools in the middle, fiction to the left, books on Christian living to the right with the study tools and Bible studies and Bibles. Then I alphabetized each section, labeled it, and placed them on the shelves according to the accessibility grid.
(as an aside, it turns out that have a last name that starts with an “l” or an “m” is prime for being an author since about half of my bookshelves are filled with authors whose last names begin with those letters. i guess that’s good for me…now all i need is some TIME, movitation, and a topic and i will be well on my way to authorship! *grin*)
anyway..it took all day, but the bookshelves are beautifully organized and ready for use, even if i still can’t find my clothes or the cover for cohen’s bouncy seat or the extra key to the front door the realtor is needing…
…and honestly, i feel better.
does anyone else think procrastination is a disease? *grin*
well..i have posted two days in a row…so i am going to give myself some grace.
have a good night, friends.
p.s. (how long has it been since i last typed that!?!?!) i finished the book last night and the end was even better than the beginning…i want to tell you about it so much that i am going to have to sign off here before i blurt it out and ruin everything for you……