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Duty of the Organizer

Duty of the organizer, the organizer being myself, is to procrastinate first off. Hold on while I go make myself a soda, glance out the window, start some laundry.

I’m back! Big smile :)))))

But with perseverance, magazine clippings, and Pinterest exploring, I feel some reassurance that I really can start with my small piles and take slight chaos to more of a workable writing, reading, craft station.

My piles are usually articles on recipes and fashion that I have ripped out of my weekly magazine my husband picks out for me. I also am so guilty of writing notes to myself on little slips of paper. Several little slips of paper. (I already confessed in my post yesterday of hiding toilet paper rolls.) Then I record in notebooks, every last clue I find on my genealogy search.

Actually, I am a very neat, clean person. I own a successful cleaning business and enjoy knowing my own home and truck are kept very clean. But, maybe some of you out there, also do what I do. We help others, work, grocery shop, cook, run errands, but at the end of the day we glance around our own little area and realize we barely took care of our own interests.

My interests are reading, writing, NOT arithmetic! I like to cook at home and plan out the meals for the week. Have morning devotions and work out and/or walk every single day. I love to listen to classical and country music, watch a funny sitcom or movie with the family, just sit down and talk with our kids, and play and color with our grandbabies.

I feel so happy when I have quality family time. But then, I can’t help but notice, I am falling behind on keeping myself all put together. I start snapping at everyone, get discouraged, and feel overwhelmed.

So, I started with my lists and transferred them into my phone under ColorNote! ColorNote is now my good friend. He is yellow and downloaded on my phone, which like almost everyone out there, I have with me at all times. I am checking ColorNote each time I am out. I am saving myself extra little trips to the store. I keep all my contacts stored in my phone. I still keep a calendar in the kitchen, but need to transfer birthdays to my phone calendar.

I have recipes written on everything! I still like to write them on index cards and keep them in the kitchen in my old recipe box. They are slowly being written out and filed. Plus, I have added extra writing time. One of our daughters wants recipes she grew up with, written in my penmanship and mailed to her in a binder. Makes my heart happy!

Magazine clippings are folded two times into a square, and piled in a book that I sit and read wherever and whenever I can. After reading, I take the squares out and either post something about them, or I search for them on Pinterest and pin them to a board. I do not listen to negatives about Pinterest, I find complete enjoyment in making my own unique boards for not only myself, but for others to enjoy.

Devotions are with my husband each morning, but since I was a little girl, I have always had personal ones. So, if I find I ran out of time, then I google the Bible passage. Or if I can, I keep a Bible in the truck and read a chapter. And exercise! Well, I do my own workout that I designed for myself that I can do wherever I am and it only takes me about 6 minutes. Then I walk our new country lane or at the park, or if the weather is bad, I walk at Walmart!

My duty as my own organizer will be something I will work on my whole life. I will not fail. I may stall, but I will succeed.

Sleepless Night

Sleepless night makes for a sleepy day. I guess this is one of the wise things said to me when I was a young girl. Well, brilliant. Bravo for whoever first said this. It keeps playing through my head as I toss and turn, toss and turn.

Along with this continual sentence that I keep repeating, a stack of books by my bed are talking to me, a to-do list is growing very very long, how I can be nicer, stronger, healthier, and more creative are creeping in and how no matter what time I drift off, I will be wide awake at first light. I stink at sleeping in. I envy those of you that can sleep till lunch time.

Now, if I could only get something done, but the house is quite. Everyone is asleep. I can not accomplish much and be brilliant at this hour. So, I will check my wordpress, email, twitter, bubblews, Pinterest , work on my writings, and add to my lists on color note.

To those of you struggling to sleep, don’t forget all those helpful words we were taught as young children. Like my sleepless night, sleepy day one. A couple come to mind- Close the door, you weren’t born in a barn.  And, Don’t make that face. You know it will stick that way forever. Please leave a comment if you have some helpful words. Sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite. Always greatly disliked that one! So, wakey wakey, eggs and bakey!

jennifer and alex

68 Days Go Alexander!

Getting armed with notebooks, pens, calendars, menu’s, decorating ideas, and other blogs here on WordPress.

I have started a board on Pinterest  labeled Marines The Few The Proud.  I love that people share their ideas for letters and gift boxes and encouragement all around the world on Pinterest and other sites.  Go ahead and check out my Pinterest and my FacebookJennifer New 

Gary found a very wonderful, helpful, informative site usmcgradparrisisland.org.  I can not wait to have some alone time  to learn from this dear lady that worked so hard to inform us parents about graduation day at Parris Island.  The notebooks and calendars are so I can write everything down that is starting to swirl through my head during the day and while I sleep.

Many prayers being sent up, but much more blessings being sent down.

Jennifer love and happiness