Monday, January 30, 2012

Treasure Hunting

So, I realize you might be getting tired of hearing about my paper-purging efforts, but I had such a productive weekend. I sorted all the kids' papers, and we went through them together to see what they wanted to keep and what they didn't. It was hilarious! Old love notes, pictures and doodles they'd drawn, it was just so fun to sit and reminisce with them and to see how far they've come.

Not only did we unearth those little sentimental treasures, but I also unearthed a $20 bill from an old birthday card, my daughter's social security card we'd misplaced a few years back, and a little bag of bite-size Three Musketeers bars that were only slightly smushed.

All in all, I'd count that as a very productive, treasure-filled, paper-purging weekend. And the good news is I only have ONE CORNER of my room left to purge. I wish I had taken a before picture so that you can all realize what an amazing feat this is. I also wish I'd taken a picture of the bags and bags of paper that I have recycled this month. Yet, even without the pictures, I'm feeling good.

What did you do this past weekend?


Janice Sperry said...

Way to go!

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

I managed to stick to my diet for once.

Melanie Goldmund said...

I fed the sister missionaries on Saturday, and also spent some time playing Minecraft. My sons love it, and I wanted to see what all the fuss was about.

Angie said...

Way to go! I need to undertake a project like that. Such fun treasures to find, too.

Charlie Moore said...

My wife would share the Three Musketeers with you. I'm more of a Reeses or Kit Kat person. Or if you want to tear off a corner of that $20. Ha Ha

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Thanks, Janice!

Michael, that's great and really hard to do on weekends.

Melanie, did you like the game? And what a good woman you are to feed the missionaries. :)

Thanks, Angie. It's been easier than I thought it would be and less overwhelming than the other times I've tried to do it.

Charlie, I'm always happy to share with your wife. :)

Melanie Goldmund said...

I do like the game, at least until the point where I get killed by Creepers and have to start over. Then it's frustrating. In the meantime, my sons are constructing houses as big as entire cities!

Am I a good woman for feeding the missionaries, or am I trying to bribe my way into Heaven? You decide! ;-)

Sarah Pearson said...

I have so much paper it's unreal. I should clear it out but I've told the girls that when I die they'll have to go through each piece individually as I've hidden important stuff in between the rubbish. They believe me too :-)