If This Were Easy…



Filed under: cleaning, housekeeping, life, progress, snooze, writing — Easy @ 1:12 pm

On Tuesday, I missed two goals — no snoozing and writing for the day. I didn’t manage to get out of bed without snoozing in the morning — I was just laying there not able to bring myself to do it. I’d been up late the night before reading a trashy novel, and I knew my bedroom carpets were still wet from the flooding on Monday and the thought of getting out of my nice warm bed and stepping onto the wet squishy carpet was just not something I could deal with until I’d had a bit more sleep.

The wet carpets were also why I didn’t get any writing done. I should have gone to my writers group’s Harlequin committee meeting, which I would have counted as writerly enough, but I was so knackered from dealing with the carpets that I had a long nap, instead.

Yesterday was better — I got all my goals in, including the 15 minutes of cleaning. I spent the first 10 minutes catching up on my shredding.

I used to think the whole idea that people would steal my identity via my garbage kind of absurd — what, really, were the chances that someone would choose my garbage to go through? But then I threw away an expired passport at one point, and a week or two later, that passport showed up, no envelope or anything, in my mailbox. That kind of freaked me out. I mean, obviously it was returned to me, so I wasn’t all that worried that my identity had been stolen, but if my passport that I threw away ended up back with me, clearly someone was looking at my garbage more closely than I was comfortable with.

So now I try to shred bills and financial statements before I toss them, and last night I did that for my cleaning of the day. Well, that and emptying the dishwasher.

The shredding was way more fun.


1 Comment »

  1. After two family members and two friends had their identities stolen, I’m almost obsessive about shredding. Even if it is just an envelope with my name and address on it. Seems a bit overkill to go that far, but it’s fun.

    At my parents’ house in NJ, they now have to recycle shredded paper too!

    sorry to hear about flooding. That can’t be fun at all.

    Comment by Lauree — 2008-06-26 @ 3:44 pm

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