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Gotta love a clean house

I’ll be the first to admit that I am NOT a good homemaker.  In fact, I would venture to say that I suck at it (though my sweet DH will valiantly claim otherwise…at least I hope!)  So a neat and tidy environment is not something that is commonplace around our house.  However, last week in an attempt to regain some a) sanity and b) clear enough room to craft, I did some cleaning in our computer/crafting room.  Michaels had their storage on sale for 40% off last week (50% off this week), so I’ve picked up 5 of these scrapbook storage cubes in various configurations (some have shelves, some have drawers, etc.)  I’ve got 3 put together and a lot of stuff put away neatly…and I plan to put the other two together this week.

What a difference it makes!  I really love making cards and other papercrafts, but I hadn’t done it in so long simply because my space was a mess and of course that impedes the creative juju.  And since I’m not all that creative, I need all the juju I can get.  In the last 3 days, I’ve made 3 cards.  How fun to just sit down, pull my supplies out from their happy hiding places, and get busy creating.  It all goes toward creating that overall feeling of emotional well-being – crafting is a stress release, a boredom buster, and a junk-food-eating-binge-preventer (after all, it is hard to work with paper when your fingers are covered in chocolate or that awesome orange Cheetos dust!)  We’ll see how long this bliss lasts 🙂

Last night, I was having trouble sleeping so I downloaded a book by Jillian Michaels…I think it is called “Losing to Win” or something like that.  It is pretty interesting so far and gives some good food for thought, though I feel like it kind of glosses over things a bit.  I appreciate her no-nonsense attitude, but things aren’t always as black and white as they are presented in the book.  In any case, I still feel it has been worth the read and I look forward to finishing it tonight or tomorrow night.

I’ve also entered the 21st century (finally) and joined Facebook (to keep up with my dad, mostly, and make sure he’s not getting himself into trouble) and am signing up for Good Reads.  All kinds of exciting things to occupy my time!

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