Have you ever awoke one morning and surveyed your existence and loathed the appearance of it because of 'piles' that have crept into your serene world? If you are the proud possessor of an 'order OCD', as I am, then you have likely experienced the scenario I just painted at some point in your life. If you happen to be wed to an individual like my wonderful spouse or have children wired like my wonderful spouse, then you will also appreciate what is to follow.
This morning upon opening my eyes, I was forced into a rerun of this horror satire. Not even a cup of coffee was enjoyed before the chaos hit me fully in the face! How cruel! I scanned the room and was pressed upon by the mess....my lover's clothes on the floor in several piles on the floor near and distant from the hamper, sweaters on the top of the cedar chest in several piles, shoes in disarray and out of place, and this is only the bedroom! Upon emergence from the bedroom the unkempt nature of the surroundings escalated to the point of screaming and thus my course was set.
The first place of attack was the bedroom. It did not require much time to set things to some semblance of order and restore a bit of peace to the room. Next was the laundry room because that is where much of the bedroom's chaos transferred to. Start a load of laundry, crush the mountain of shoe boxes that have mysteriously accumulated, bag the piles of clothing that have been slotted for the Rescue Mission drop off for months, and of course, vacuum both rooms for a finishing touch. AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I feel peace and order flooding my soul!
Next, the dining room....which appears as if the attic had a bowel movement of Christmas decorations on. For those of you with busy lives, you will empathize with the beginning of projects that get interrupted and unfinished for days. It takes only a short time period and those unfinished projects turn into piles that multiply and migrate and multiply and migrate. So!!!!! The intent of transforming our normal dining area into a place of holiday cheer was revisited and conquered today. The table looks lovely and the remaining decorations have been removed so as to eliminate the migration process! Success!?!? Well almost....
The living room still housed the holiday decoration totes from the tree decorating activities and random articles that are designed to add holiday cheer to a festive season were only adding to my lack of order nightmare! To rid my space of the presence of the totes without returning them to the attic space, they were transported to the garage alcove and out of sight until after the New Year. A little rearranging and viola' !!!!! peace and a lovely serene living room with a lovely twinkling tree and sparce decorations adding to atmosphere. Wonderful!
And there it stopped because my loving spouse arrived home and spastically blurted.....'Why are you here?!?' The reclamation process had just come to an abrupt halt. As you probably can tell, this has set you up to revisit because there will be a sequel!