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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Busyness

has come to my house over the last several days.  Over the last several days I have been overwhelmed with getting more things organized.  Jeepers!!!  I go from having no motivation to overkill….hoping that I will get some balance back soon.  Seems like that has been my mantra for the last several months.  Oh well, it is what it is right?

Ephesians 5:15-17- Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Yesterday I spent a good portion of the day cleaning out my INBOX on my computer.  You heard organizing-computerme right…I had over 7 thousand emails.  Don’t ask why I let it get so bad. So I sifted through them and kept what I wanted (you know all the cute pictures my sister sends of my nephew Caleb) and important stuff, like emails my hubby sends me (wink).  Got everything filed away  from decorating inspiration to recipes.  What a good feeling it was last night when I went to bed and nothing in my inbox.  I would say yesterday was a complete and utterly productive day. BTW, Mandi has a great article on helping you get started on organizing your files here. To top it off I also took my darling daughter and her boyfriend to lunch and spent some time with them.  Fun times!!

But the highlight of my day was when I cleaned out my armoire to get things ready to give to goodwill.  I had stacks of shorts and blouses, that I couldn’t wear and decided that I wasn’t going to hang onto them anymore much less move ifn we ever sell this house.  But thankfully before I threw everything in a bag to ditch, I tried a few things on and to my surprise everything fit.  I knew I had lost a little weight because my clothes hadn’t been quite as snug, but when I got on the scales I was surprised to see I had lost 10 pounds.  Did you hear me?  10 pounds.  I was doing the happy dance.  Now if I could lose about 15 more, I would be where I would like to be.  Over the last several years the weight has creeped on, but fortunately for me I hide weight well.  But I just wasn’t as comfortable as I was used too, so losing the extra pounds has felt wonderful.

Today, my goals are to spend some time cleaning out some of my other computer tools.  My Google reader, Springpad, organizing my file structure, and if time allows, get to some of my photo editors.  I really need to get a handle on my Picasa and photobucket accts.  Although the sun is out and wooing me to come outside, I think I best stay in and stay cool.  It’s going to be another hot one today?

check-mark-symbol Before I close I wanted to share a link with you for the 50 best organizing blogs, because if you are like me…you like ORGANIZED chaos.  Check them out here.

Need to scoot, time is wastin…

Isaiah 40:31“but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

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Be blessed,

Cin Sig




20 comments:

  1. Hi Cindy!!! WOO-HOO!!! Good for you on your weight loss!!
    It sounds like you have a busy day planned with your computer tools. EEK!!!
    Have a nice day sweetie!! ((BIG HUGS))!!

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  2. Cindy, Wow, congratulations! Good for you. What a great way to start the summer.

    Thank you for this timely post. I too, am forever trying to be organized. I appreciate your Bible verses and want to make the best use of my time. I am in the process of writing a post on organizing my life and get seemed to get organized enough to write it. lol

    I am going to check out your link to the organizational blog. God bless you and have a great week. Kathi

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  3. Wish I could lose 10 pds. but I'm finding it harder to do as I get older! It's not fair!

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  4. Hi Cindy;

    I've tried to lose 10 pounds for the past year LOL!! I'm like Sue and agree the older I get, the less chance on losing weight. My sister has been on a diet all this month and told me today she not only didn't lose an ounce but gained 2 pounds. Good for you in accomplishing it!

    I spent the last 2 days cleaning out and getting rid of stuff on my computer. I don't have to worry about Email as I rarely get any. Even SPAM stays away. LOLOLOL! My family and friends know I'm not an email person. I can't imagine what it's like to have a thousand emails. Whew...

    Have a great day my friend and again congrats on the weight loss.

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  5. Hi Cindy,
    Wow, 10 pounds, great job, I have been off line for over a week, and am now catching up. I read your previous posts,and am so glad that you are feeling better.
    I too am wanting more organization back in my life. I used to be so organized but for some reason have really neglected it. Thanks for sharing all of these sites.
    Enjoy your week,
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  6. Yay on the weight loss AND the fact you don't have to part with your clothes ;) I've slowly lost about 9lbs since Christmas and still want to lose a few more. I know I don't look like I need to lose but my pants get tight too if I just eat what I want, so I try to eat lots of fruit and veg each day and cut back on fats too.
    Hope your week goes well, keeping you in prayer.
    love n hugs
    Denise

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  7. Congratulations on your weight loss.
    I too have so many thousands of mail in my inbox and I seriously think it is time to de-clutter that box!!
    Enjoy your evening.
    Hugs.

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  8. You were BUSY! Good for you. Congrats on losing 10 lbs! What did you do to lose it and not even know?

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  9. too- not to. Hate when I do that!

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  10. Congats on the 10 lbs! Funny it seemed like it snuck up on you! You must've been to busy to eat! ;) That happens to me sometimes.

    With our new flooring being installed in so many rooms, it will force me to do some organizing and decluttering. We have to move so much furniture that it will almost be like moving! (((Hugz)))

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  11. Great going on the weight loss girl!! What a great feeling, to step on the scale & see lbs. gone!

    A few weeks ago, I cleaned out my inbox too - over 6,000! It took me most of the day, but it felt so good when it was done. I organized all my files too, so ended the day feeling great.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend Cindy. Love ya!

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  12. Hi sweets,
    Wow, 10 pounds just came off...well done girl! What a great feeling that is. it sounds like you're getting yourself all organised. Isn't that a great feeling to feel like you're on top of things rather then 'things' being on top of you. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. You're prayed for often my sweet friend. xoxo

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  13. yay! congratulations on the weight loss!

    And I'll admit I always laugh when I hear people have that many emails. I check mine all of the time so they never have time to build!

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  14. i have been praying for you. and sweet lady, you sound like you are doing so much better. i know that energy and feeling like getting up and doing anything is the hardest. what a praise!! now 10lbs without trying.....grrr no fair!!!

    hugs from my heart,
    wanda

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  15. Hi Cindy! Congrats on the weight loss, wish I could say the same! Oh my to all those emails! You must not check yours very often ;o) Have a great weekend! ((BIG HUGS))

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  16. Waaa Hoo about the weight loss!! Wish I could loose my extra 15 too!! darn those cookies! =) and um... I need to clean out my inbox too... but I am sure it is not quite as full as yours!! hehe!

    Love the scripture box at the bottom of your blog! I want one!! =)

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  17. Congratulations for every part of your day! Losing 10 pounds, going through your closets, and sifting through 7 THOUSAND emails? Job well done!

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  18. Thanks for your sweet visit! Wow - I would kiss my scales if they said I had lost 10 lbs! My problem is that I'm losing the same 6 pound over and over. Have a great week ahead.

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  19. OK.. so after I read this the first time... I had to check my email box b/c I knew it was 'full' ... so I did... nearly 1600!! ;) I am down to 300 now! thanks for the nudge!!

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  20. 10 lbs that is wonderful. Pass that mojo my way please?
    Organizing is something I am working on but not on overkill but would like to be. I have a lot to do inside and out.
    Have a wonderful week and yes I am organized chaos. me to a t.
    Pea

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