Monday, June 2, 2008

The Home Office Gets Sorted! office is almost finished! Thanks to Christy at and her post on "collecting". This motivated yours truly to get a move on. I do not want to be the crazy lady that saves everything that her children will have to go through someday and wonder why did Mom save all this crap kind of thing! The office has been my nemesis for awhile and I just could not figure out what was bugging me about this space SO much. Holy Ugly Desk Batman. I hate the computer desk, it is cheap and it is not my taste. Moment of revelation....drum ex-husband picked it out and bought it! It is the very last piece of furniture that we owned together that is still in my house. Guess who will soon be desk shopping!!! My computer is fast becoming an antique and since I spend the greater part of the day at a very nice computer with a huge screen, I would like a laptop for home use. I am picturing wireless ANYWHERE in the house, not just the office! Anyway, I do share the "office" with my husband and we purchased a television this weekend JUST so he could put his playstation in there and get it out of our bedroom! We call it the office, it is more of a multi purpose room. Three trash bags later and there is light at the end of the tunnel. I have a couple of boxes of things that may go to Goodwill or somewhere like that. I moved furniture around again because I just can't seem to wait for the men in my life to do it and I am exhausted today. I missed church on Sunday because I was tired, achy and my feet refused to be put in any type of shoe you would wear to church! Sometimes, you just need to rest. I think God and I are okay with that. He knows my heart. I did receive a phone call from a friend and while this should have made me feel better, I found I was very irritated with her. She takes on a tone that I do not think she realizes that she is using and that is her "righteous tone" Instead of gee, I hope you are okay, I got " why didn't you go to church today". I started to say "none of your #$% business"...but since I already missed church, I thought it would be safer to be nice and try to explain some of my issues. This gal was not interested in my issues! Just as you must clean your "office" and sort and toss, sometimes friendships encounter a shift and you must sort them or move them to another level, and some may be discarded when they become toxic for you. I am reminded of some words of wisdom from Christine Kane, "If it is not an absolute YES, it is a NO". This has become my mantra in just about everything I do. So no to the desk, no to the friends that are not supportive and yes to the friends that accept you, issues and all, including your very bad feet. As I was sorting through my file cabinet, I found the "Rules For Being Human" I have no idea who wrote it or who gave it to me, maybe you will agree with some of it, part of it or none of it:

  1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period this time around.
  2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called LIFE. Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons or think them irrelevant and stupid.
  3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial and error experimentation. The "failed" experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that ultimately "works".
  4. A lesson is repeated until it is learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can then go on to the next lesson.
  5. Learning lessons does not end. There is no part of life that does not contain its lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.
  6. "There" is no better than "here." When your "there" has become a "here" you will simply obtain another "there" that will again look better than "here".
  7. Others are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.
  8. What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.
  9. Your answers lie inside you. The answers to life's questions lie inside you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.
  10. You will forget all this.

Let me know if you want a box or two of undisclosed "stuff" I will be glad to share the wealth!


persistentillusion said...


I know how hard it is to go through your life and toss things, as well as toxic relationships. That is awesome, just incredible.

I love the mantra. Love it!

Besides, who needs crappy friends when you have fabulous, beautiful people who love you all over the world??

bFlat said...

Way to go with the cleaning! I love organizing things so that would be right up my alley.

Thanks for the comment on my blog, I agree with you. My dad is pretty awesome.

thedailydish said...

Connie, I am UNBELIEVABLY flattered to have inspired such a clean out!! As for your "friend" - I think everyone's got one of these sort around, you should send her a copy of your life lessons!

marlajayne said...

Wonderful post!! One Sunday in March I missed church since DH and I were on a little vacation getaway, and someone had the audacity to say, "It's between you and the Lord," in a (to me) slightly judgmental way. I restrained myself from saying, "You got that right, Buddy!" and just smiled sweetly instead. But my oh my, what a glorious Sunday it was, one that put me in a worshipful type of mood all day.

Hey, I thought you found feng shui confusing. Cleaning out your home office is a top priority to those folks, and by now I know you have more positive chi swirling around.

Michelle said...

I kinda just start telling the people off now. OOPS, I cant restrain it a frieda thing!

connie said...

Hayden, thank you so much for your wonderful comments! so does that mean you love me? LOL

Jayne, some of the directional rules and a bunch of other stuff just confuses me, I'm okay with the basic concept of feng shui.

Michelle, be patient and don't tell everyone off!

bflat and dish, thanks for stopping by and dish, you are welcome!