Clump #162: Elevate remaining paper piles; clear and file financial statements.
A quick recap: this was — just part — of the massive paper problem I’ve been chipping away at after our younger daughter threw me a lifeline and sorted everything into specific sub-categories back in January. I was still drowning in paper, but holding on for dear life.
We needed to clear out the above bedroom for guests, so I transported the piles to the infamous study floor, too often the site of clutter relocation. Thus began my 28-day-28-pile challenge on February 1st.
Since then, our cat Pumpkin has been entertaining herself by batting around papers and mixing up the piles when she’s not napping.
Today I took a big step. No more papers on the floor. I have eight days left in the challenge, so I re-sorted eight piles and put them on the kitchen table. How civilized … they’re ready for tea!
Then my husband and I cleared one pile, which consisted of financial statements. Filed most, shredded and recycled the rest.
For the daily dose of color, I draw again on photos I took in Chicago while visiting my older daughter. We were in a huge Whole Foods Market my daughter described as “like a cruise ship.” I know other people visiting a great city might take photos of the tourist sites (not a supermarket) and further, wouldn’t choose a destination much, much colder and windier than home for a winter vacation. I guess I am not like most people!
I took these photos of funny napkins. This is especially appropriate for today, since I feel like I am finally seeing the light. We are actually about to be freed from our impacted paper problem. I can see it now … it’s a dream come true!
This set also spoke to me. My life.
We took way more taxis than I ever have in my life (see punishing weather, above). In one, I happened to focus on the rate chart in front of me and noticed that the “Vomit Clean-up Fee” is fifty dollars. I remember thinking, well, fair enough. And then I wondered how much I would have if I had been paid fifty dollars for every time I performed vomit clean-up. Maybe enough to take a vacation on an actual cruise ship. Give birth, change diapers, clean vomit … quite a job description.
Okay, enough nauseating talk! Let us cleanse the palate with the daily color palette.
Here is the supermarket, with a multitude of hues:
Roses and eucalyptus, love that grey and pink:
A striking arrangement at a coffee shop in the area:
Back home, this was the white, foggy world of — melting — snow this morning …
And the same general scene this evening. It’s working! Thinking color is bringing it to our white world!
Finally, today’s “song” of the day is “Rapper’s Delight” with Brian Williams and Lester Holt on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show. I can’t imagine how many intern-hours were spent to accomplish this … enjoy!