More Stuff on Stuff

Good grief, the amount of stuff I have! The amount of paper I have in this house is absolutely crazy!! Just this morning, I tidied my room again, and the backlog of mags to look through, books to read and papers to sort is staggering. I did throw away a bit of trash, though, so I should get bonus points for that. Mostly bills, of course, but I paid them before I threw them away, so it counts. Right? Right!

Have I ever mentioned that I have bins of stuff for each of my kids? The bins contain stuff that others and I have made for them, shower cards and other baby-type things. About the only thing you won’t find in there are baby announcements, because I never used them. I always just picked up the phone, yk? It was easier and cheaper than stamps to just call my mama, because I knew she would pass the word for me, but in retrospect, I wish I had, because they would have made a neat momento, right there next to the umbilical cords and first outfits.

What I do still have a good number of is birthday cards. Not just theirs, but mine. I have a hard time letting go of a hand-written card. I’ve been trying to solve that clutter problem by putting them on one of those fabric boards with the criss-cross ribbons. That’s been working pretty well, and those things can hold a LOT of cards. Mine happens to be a Winnie-the-Pooh theme, which is my favorite character. I keep it over the breaker box in my very pink room. That way, I get to see it when the door is closed, and not many people get to see that I am still a little kid at heart. Or how very badly it clashes with the color scheme of the room, LOL!