This post by Jennifer Flaten
It turned chilly here a few nights ago and as much as I hate to admit it; winter is coming. With that in mind, I decided to organize the hats, mittens etc.
When winter finally released its icy grip this spring the last thing I wanted to do was spend any time inside sorting out the hats and gloves. Instead, I tucked them in the corner promising to get to them soon.
I bet I looked at that basket fifty times this summer and thought, “I gotta get to that.”
Fast forward six months later. Seriously, six months, I swear it only feels like a few weeks. Sadly, it really is almost October. I need to have the gloves ready to go, otherwise I will have to listen to one of the kids complain.
I can hear it now. “It was so cold I froze my fingers. My pinkie actually feel off mom, and I couldn’t finish my math test and now I’ll never go to college“. Yes, I have a vivid imagination.
I try to focus on the positive things, that the job went a lot quicker today, because I didn’t have to hunt them down in the basement, rather than the fact that I am lazy. Even more embarrassing than the gloves is the small portable battery charger that is staring at me accusingly from the other corner in the mudroom.
Last winter, when temperatures dropped to forty below, we brought the charger inside and got it ready just in case I needed to use it to start my car. I didn’t need it. Right now, it is working as the world’s largest paperweight, holding down papers in my “in” basket. Which is really the basket where I toss all the mail I want to file.
It isn’t much since most of our bills and statements come electronically, but I think I should change the name of the basket from the “in” basket, which implies I will move it elsewhere to the storage basket.
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