I was going to do a thorough house-cleaning, tackle some little fix-it jobs and maybe even deal with some of the piles of stuff lying around.
All in preparation for the painters and floor installers that I hope to hire in the next month or so.
What I did: emptied and dealt with four baskets of unread magazines, unopened mail and other general crap that comes into the house. Which is impressive - it's six months worth of mail.
(You know that I did this in between naps, because I'm still sick. My nose is so raw that it's bleeding. Not pretty.)
The inspiration? I took a little book out of the library, for some fun-reading:
30 Days to a Simpler Life, Connie Cox and Cris Evatt*
While most of its advice is repetitive, and frankly annoying, it is making me think about the organized life I used to live, and how pleasant it was. I realize the life-fairy isn't going to give it back to me, I have to work at it.
Finding the time to work on it is the hard part.
*Photo shamelessly swiped from Amazon.ca.