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February 24, 2014

January: Organize

Filed under: Personal — Tags: , , , , — llcall @ 1:45 am

Despite Neal’s continual claims that we need at least 2 or 3 more months devoted to organizing, I’m quite pleased with what I accomplished in January. Often after we put Addison to bed, I head right back to my bed. But for most of the month I resisted that urge and stayed up. Talk about the heart of a champion!

Over the course of the month, I organized:

  • the car — don’t worry, it’s filthy again already!
  • Cub Scout awards, plans, achievement charts — have I mentioned Neal and I are Cub Scout leaders in our new town? The organizing = the easy part.
  • the closet at my parents’ house — that we basically shoved a whole lotta stuff into as we were moving out.
  • 3 untouched boxes from our move — 3 probably doesn’t sound like a lot, but it yielded us at least 4 or 5 more square feet of usable space, so that was nice.

But by far my greatest accomplishment was a flash of inspiration I had to both Organize and close out my year of Thanks in a big way. I had just thousands of pictures scattered through various boxes and I thought, What if I go through each one and send prints or doubles to the friends and family in them? I sent off no less that 30 envelopes and small packages with copies of photos that were at least a decade or more old. I have 10 more still at home (some of these will need to wait for in-person visits because, dang, postage gets expensive!), along with loads of pictures I hope to scan, but it felt great to make so much progress. And while I didn’t write “Thank you” on each one, I hope that the message came through:

Thanks for being a part of my life. You still have a place in my heart.

Oh yeah, and thanks for overlooking those hideous bangs I used to have. That means a lot.

Hideous Bangs: Exhibit A

Hideous Bangs: Exhibit A

Hideous Bangs: Exhibit B (this pic may not represent an exclusively bangs issue)

Hideous Bangs: Exhibit B (though this pic may not represent an exclusively bangs issue)



  1. Aww you look great 🙂 good work on organizing!! I’m dying to hear how February cooking goes!!

    Comment by Kristin — February 24, 2014 @ 2:04 am

    • Just don’t get your hopes up too high — it’s still me after all.

      Comment by llcall — February 24, 2014 @ 3:47 am

  2. I LOVED my pictures, Lindsay. I have to tell you they came on the perfect day when I needed a lift and man did those good memories lift my spirit! And I like the bang/no bangs/short hair/long hair/brown hair/red hair Lindsay. 🙂 And I agree with Kristin I want to hear how the cooking goes!

    Comment by Ishkhanoohie — February 24, 2014 @ 2:03 pm

    • I’m so glad they came at the right time! I probably should have spread them out longer — double the fun!

      Comment by llcall — February 25, 2014 @ 4:23 pm

  3. i loved the pictures too…..they meant a lot 🙂

    Comment by Rach — February 25, 2014 @ 1:11 am

  4. Thanks for being a part of my life. You always will have a place in my heart. ❤

    Comment by Victoria — February 27, 2014 @ 12:56 pm

  5. Oh Linds! Throwback Thursday…although your hair is different, your complexion– OMG like you haven’t aged a day! Can’t wait to see you soon.

    Comment by Soo C — March 14, 2014 @ 4:00 am

    • I have more where that came from, Soo! You’ll see on Saturday!

      Comment by llcall — March 14, 2014 @ 4:02 am

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