Friday, September 08, 2006

Cheeky Carmen, Yard Sale and Renee

Cheeky Carmen is with Miss K constantly. Barry Sr.'s life was cut short by a tragic washing machine accident. So, Cheeky C is rarely out of Miss K's sight. I wouldn't dream of washing Carmen while Miss K is awake. I have to sneak in there and take her at night to give her a bath and put her back before the morning. But, it keeps her happy. Barry Sr. has been replaced by Barry Jr. who was born a couple of weeks ago at Build-A-Bear. She really likes BJ, but I like to make sure BJ stays at the house. Carmen goes EVERYWHERE.

I've been a BAD blogger lately. Too much stuff going on. We are getting ready for a HUGE yard sale in our community. If you are interested in coming, you can check out the ad here on Craiglist. We will be putting out just about 1/10 of the stuff that we own and it is a TON of stuff. It is CRAZY. I am the world's worst packrat. I don't get rid of anything. And I can't do anything in moderation. I have to go ALL out. When I only need one of something, I will end up buying ten. Now it is all coming back to bite me in the bum. This photo is just stuff that came out of ONE closet. And that isn't even all the stuff that came out of the closet! I am awful. I am in desparate need of Flylady. I say I am going to do it, but I just can't get motivated to. It's awful. And, my packrat ways have cost me MONEY. I was cleaning out a purse last night and I found a check from June of 2004 that someone had written me. Well, that is money lost! I can't cash that check now! Everything that is going out of the house for the yard sale will NOT be coming back inside. Everything will be loaded up in the truck and taken down to Goodwill. I have teh hardest time getting rid of stuff. I have been going back and forth over getting rid of or keeping one box of stuff. Why? Gifts. Things that people have given me. I hate the thought of hurting someone's feelings. Brian told me once the box went to the garage, the stuff wasn't coming back into the house. The box is still on the floor in the living room. I know I need to just let it go. It is just cluttering up my house and my life! I would be WAY too embarassed to let anyone in my house right now. And let's not even talk about my scrapbook room. I think I am just going to have to hire someone to come in and organize it for me. Any of you interested?

Okay...I am off to do a load of laundry and work on getting MORE stuff ready for the yard sale. I think I am even going to sell my Christmas dishes. The only thing I wouldn't even consider selling is my child and my Longaberger baskets. The dogs and cats are fair game after the week I have had with all of them. And I guess I will go ahead and keep Brian around as well! scrapbooking friend, Renee Camacho is now the Creative Director for Lil' Davis. I am lucky enough to be able to take classes from Renee here locally at Paper Moon. Congrats to Renee!


TracieClaiborne said...

You are hilarious! I hope you don't regret selling your Christmas dishes! I've always wanted some nice ones but we never have Cmas dinner at home so why bother?

I'm the opposite of a pack-rat. I give everything away and then regret it sometimes. LOL

Good luck with your sale!

Jill Marie Gross-LaFaye said...

hi my name is Jill and i am a is so hard for me to get rid of things..i keep i completely Miss K doing o.k. with her cloth diapers?