If I Die Soon, I’m Going to Be Mad!

I know… it’s Christmas time, time for happy blogs, not serious vents, but that’s the thing about having a blog… I could talk about whatever I want to!  I’ll keep this short… I think I just need to vent, and then I’ll be okay!

In reflection of the past month, I realized that I’ve spent some of my waking hours doing some yucky stuff!  I needed to declutter, and I had paperwork from 2001 to present that I needed to file.  Instead of filing, I decided to shred most of it.  If I knew where to go, I would have just gathered all the paperwork and dumped it at some professional shredder place, but instead, I took out my home shredder (maximum 5 pages at a time) and shredded all the bills, financial info, and other confidential material.  Between reviewing, shredding, bagging, carrying it out the to trash can, etc., I think I spend at least 10 hours on this project!  I filled out my own recycle bin three times, and my neighbor’s once (I had put out some large unwanted items, and he asked for them.  When I brought them over to him, I asked if I could put my paper trash in his bin!).  These bins were large three feet tall bins the size of garbage cans, not the small rectangular ones similar to milk bins.  Everytime I felt myself breathing in the paper dust, I was thinking about the possibility of getting lung cancer (studies have been done)!

In the past week, I have almost single-handedly wrapped all the presents for whomever we bought presents.  That’s NOT a good thing, if you can read between the lines.  I probably shopped for more than 10 hours and spent about 4 hours wrapping.  Sort of sucked the Christmas spirit out of me.

And that’s why if God takes me tonight (or soon), I’m going to be mad.  I don’t want my last days on earth to be spent doing these task oriented things… although that beats the time I had to clean out our rental unit for several days and unload the tenant’s junk at the dump.  That ranked as one of the most depressing few days of this year… but that’s worthy of another thread!

Merry Christmas, everyone.  Really… I’ll post a happier blog next time.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. cz_scrap
    Dec 24, 2007 @ 06:26:00

    Rose, I’ve had several christmases like this-but now you’ve got all that done, take a few deep breaths(or many if needed) and think of some of the good things. Even if your family doesn’t acknowledge out loud what you’ve done, they need it. One year, dh complained about me getting all crazy about doing so much, so the next year I cut back, funny, everyone mentioned,very quietly at one time or another, that they missed this or that. Aggravated the heck out of me, but also made me realize that part of my gift to my family was doing all these things.Do I still resent it when I’m shopping, wrapping, baking, cleaning, etc. and dh comes to me with a big smile on his face and announces “I”m done!”-meaning he has written his christmas cards and shopped and wrapped for me-you bet, but I try(try, try)to remember that the other things I do are sort of my gift to the family(even if they don’t get it). I’m hoping to blog in a few minutes about some of the neat little things I’ve witnessed this christmas that helped me get through some of the tired aggravated times.Please visit-hope you have a restful, peace and joy filled Christmas-Love, Cathy
    PS-What I love about blogs is that we do get to vent, get it out of our system and hopefully don’t blow up at our families and hurt peoples feelings-so bent away-even at christmas time!!!!


  2. sez_who_sez_you
    Dec 24, 2007 @ 12:09:00

    (((((HUGS))))) I understand!
    Merry Christmas, and remember, Jesus is the Reason for the Season!! Tracy


  3. Annette33
    Jan 05, 2008 @ 20:30:00

    Just think of all the stuff you decluttered though!  Hope your Christmas was a good one.


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