So, when we last left our heroine, she was attempting to corral the chaos that is her home. Can she do it? Or will the stacks of papers and books and socks(?!) self-organize into a monster of horrifying power?
So far, so good. Videos are put away (though some should just be sold). Chairs have been listed on Ebay. Board games have been put away. The biggest challenge now is pictures. My mother in law is big into pictures, formal and otherwise. Every couple of months, we receive pictures from them, and at Christmas, we usually get several framed pictures. The result is we have no less than 50 framed photos of ourselves and our kids around the house, most in the living room. This is too much! I feel like we have a little shrine going. My plan is to gather all the framed photos, decide which ones should stay in their frames and which should be put into an album and replaced. Things that will stay: good wedding picutres, newborn pics, classics and recent pics of the kids. Things that will go: random snapshots that no longer hold meaning, most of the formal pics, group wedding photos, formal pics of relatives. I plan to replace these with some of the digital photos I have lying around. One of the results of all these pictures being given to us by the inlaws is that there are more of them in the pics than of my side of the family. We need some balance. And I’m going to spread the pictures out. I don’t really want to stare at them in the living room all the time. Maybe I’ll hang some on the walls.
It’s a big project, but I think I can do it. And now, I’m off to pay the bills–yippee!