Monday, January 24, 2011

Project 52 - Week4

One reason to be happy that we are now in Week 4, is that means January is almost over! I am sooooo over winter. But, I digress!

Project 52 is all about making goals for the year, and completing them. For a better explanation, hop over to Jennee's or Karen's blogs. They also have a blog hop going, so you can hop around and see how everybody is doing.

I'm crossing off two more items this week. 
26.  Go through the box of "stuff" in the living room. I had been dreading going through this box because I had no idea what was in it. It has been sitting in a corner for two years for some time, just waiting on me to have some time. Turns out the dreaded box was just full of old magazines, which doesn't necessarily mean it was an easy job. No. First, I had to go through each magazine...I made myself go quickly...if I saw anything that I wanted to read,I ripped it out and put it in a file folder. (So, I still have to go through those, but at least they don't take up as much space as a box full of magazines.)

47. Organize reading area...which happens to be in the same area as the dreaded box of stuff. This little reading area is in a nook of the living room, behind our sectional sofa. It kinda of became a dumping area. (I hate when that happens.) But, now it's all nice and organized, and dare I say, clean.

This is a little embarrassing, but I'll show you some BEFORE pictures:
Does this look like a relaxing area?
The  box of magazines was hidden behind the desk.

The dreaded box full of magazines

Messy, messy

The great Catch-All

And, here are the AFTER pictures: 

Ahhhh, much better. No more clutter.

Nice clean floor

I have a  pretty big stack of books to read!
Will I get them all read this year?

I've also been working on:
#33 - start cooking through my recipe collection (two that I tried weren't that great, so bye-bye)
#35 - drink more water/run to the bathroom more (sigh)
#36 - organize study notes on Atonement
#22 - workout three times a week - only managed one time last week, but THIS week, I'll do better. I have to perfect that superman banana, after all!
#23 - So far, I have found 51 "do not fear" verses

It's not too late to write up a list and join us. You might be surprised at how quickly you can come up with 52 things. 


  1. Wow, I'm impressed! You are doing FAB!

  2. What a difference in the before and after pics, the 'stuff' that clutters up my space mostly belongs to my little sons. Oh well another 14 years or so and I should have a tidy place.

  3. You're crossing them off the list, aren't you? Great job! Your reading room looks wonderful now. I'll bet that's a great place to curl up with a book.

    I'm working on my list a little at a time. So many of my things are ongoing/year long things.

  4. You guys and this Project 52 are really inspiring. Love your reading area - the after photo. I just cleaned my room. What a chore. Thanks for visiting.

  5. Wow! You're doing great! I think you've earned some down time after that (at least a little). Maybe you could start on one of your books in your lovely space.

  6. Your before and afters look great! I'd be afraid to post my befores.


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