Ms. Elaine Kneeous

Jennifer is a one in a million stay-at-home mom. (More like one OF a million stay at home moms!) She graduated from a liberal arts college but there is nothing liberal OR artsy about her. She is married to Kevin Fischer of This Just In, and together they have a beautiful young daughter Kyla Audrey. In no particular order she loves dogs, wine, a good bargain, her family, pizza, and entertaining. Follow her blog of all things miscellaneous including but not limited to cooking and baking, entertaining and party planning, being a mommy, and homekeeping.

WARNING: Do Not Wash Your Windows!

That old saying about “once you wash your windows, you’ll see that the curtains are dirty” is too true for my tastes today.


Determined to start out 2012 upholding the promises I made to myself and to my readers, I began my 15 minutes of organization on my paper & pen drawer.  When the timer buzzed to signal I could stop, I was barely half through.  I allowed myself another 15 minutes (reasoning that some days I probably won’t have 15 to spare and so I was actually “banking” an extra day.)


I will admit the drawer looks better and things are more accessible.  That was my goal.  However, even that tiny little drawer isn’t done.  How could I be both encouraged AND disheartened?  I was proud that not only did I spend my 15 minutes as planned but there was a visible difference in that tiny drawer of chaos.  But the feeling of accomplishment was short-lived…  I had to put items that were no longer appropriate for the drawer in our office closet.  Opening those drawers lead to a flood of disappointment when I realized that behind them hid nothing but one giant, unorganized disaster that would also need to be sorted, tossed, and contained.


OK maybe I’m exaggerating a bit:  I don’t expect to be featured here any time soon.  Still, if I continue to be inspired to organize then I’ll be at this a lot longer that I initially imagined.


Thank goodness for that other old saying:  “Tomorrow is another day.”

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