Do you remember how I purged my bedroom of mountains of paper in the month of January? It felt so good and my room is so much bigger, I decided to tackle my basement of paper. It's not really totally filled with paper, but it did have thirteen bankers boxes of paper, which, yeah, is a lot. (I can't seem to throw away any piece of paper that my children colored or wrote on. It's so hard!)
But I'm being brutal now. I can't possibly scrapbook or keep all the paper from my children's school years. So, *gasp* I'm throwing it away.
Of course I'm going over with each child which papers they would like to go in their keepsake binders, but pretty much, we're throwing it all away. (And now Phil Collins is going through my head--throwing it alllll awaaaay . . .)
I think the thing that gratifies me the most, (besides the fact that so far within the piles of paper I've found a total of $70 and out of the thirteen boxes I cleared three boxes over the weekend), is how much better and bigger our downstairs family room looks. I had those boxes stacked and without them there, it really does look more welcoming. I know, I know, I have ten boxes to go, but if I do two a day this week, I'll be done by Friday. Woot!
Although I don't know if I can get up the gumption today. I stayed up until 1 a.m. reading Rachel Nunes' new book, Final Call. I LOVE the detective in this book---Shannon Martin. Rachel currently has us in a triangle with our heroine, Autumn Rain, Detective Yummy Shannon Martin, and Autumn's best friend the dark-eyed, dread-lock wearing tough guy with a heart of gold Jake. Yeah, I'm totally loving this triangle (but I'm on TeamShannon for sure) and hence the reason why I stayed up waaaaay too late. I'm dragging a little today.
So, the boxes are calling to me to clear them, but my book is calling to me to finish so I can see who ends up with Autumn! Decisions, decisions . . .
What would you rather do, sort papers or read? How do you motivate yourself? Maybe I should try, clear one box and read four chapters or something. That might work. Wish me luck!