Saturday, January 8, 2011

You Gals Rock

Thanks for all the validation and love ladies!! It is hard for someone like me, who generally puts on a pretty confident front to the world at large, to admit all that. Yeah, I'm a poser ;-) I really appreciate it though. It makes me feel JOYFUL. Still, so as not to paint the picture of all sunshine and roses with this challenge, I will share my response to Shauna at The Reed Life yesterday after a bit of a bump in my road choosing joy in all things.

"haha! it was rather hard today to feel joyful as i paid my SIXTY TWO dollar library late fee. yup. 62 bucks. i wouldn't exactly call it joy, but i did swallow the rising voice that wanted to kill me over it and i reminded myself of all the lovely books and videos we get at the library and tried to make myself believe i was a rich woman just donating for the fun of it. philanthropist. yeah. that's what i am, a library philanthropist. TAKE THAT negativity ;-)

truly, i am not a very inspiring person. but i play one on tv."


Now... how to find joy while reorganizing my VERY cluttered sewing/crafting/junk room so I can BEG my husband to move the washer and dryer up here. Anyone have tips for what they do with fabric scraps? I have a HUGE bin of them all jumbled together, but I am afraid to try anything else because one, it will force me to get rid of stuff which I am bad at (not so much the getting rid part, but the deciding WHAT to get rid of part. That's not the same thing, is it?) and two, may require a type of storage I don't have handy. Oh STRESS, you may not take hold of me...

5 comments:

Melissa Crowe said...

Oh, my--we truly are soul mates. I pay $5-10 in late fees pretty much every time I step foot in the library, and I'm there pretty often. I don't really understand why this happens, except that I'm way more into getting the books than returning them. I kind of feel insulted when they send me the reminders. I think, you want me to read all these books in TWO WEEKS? HMPH."

beemahoney said...

ok - had a book out this summer (maybe July) had it for so long they presumed we lost it, and decided that the book was worth $32 to replace (it was a 1960's edition of a Lois Lenski book - in "fair" condition) I wrote a note saying I would replace the book (I can ebay better than them it seems) - they weren't into that idea, and I ended up finding the book,....but now Evan has had a book out since September....riding around in his backpack...passes the library every stinking day...when I go in there, they give me the stink eye

Jen said...

DAH-LING! It was so lovely of you to donate to your local library. You charitable thing, you. Ta-Ta! ; )

Baby By The Sea said...

I manage my scraps in zip lock bags of all sizes and stack them in a dollar store bin on a shelves. You can flip through acordian-style at scraps small and folded. I try to organize by color. For big scraps, I use a hanging sweater closet organizer. I hung it from the ceiling.

I like your philanthropist idea. Maybe the joy from laughing at what you tell yourself in stressful times helps to become real. Funny.

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

Oh Gosh, I haven't been to the library in months because I'm avoiding the fine my daughter wracked up on mine after she over extended hers. I do the same thing when I pay them though. Tell myself I'm doing something for my library to help them keep going : )

You take fabric scraps and you put them in a garbage bag and then you stick them in the back of the top shelf of a seldom used closet. Forget about it for at least 5 to ten years and then your daughter will refind them and have a use for them or, if longer, someone will throw them away after you die. An efficient storage system I learned from my mother.