Monthly Archives: December 2011

Organizing a holiday    12.20.11

My husbands family is coming to our house this Christmas eve. There will be 15 of us. Ages 7 -72.  There will be a million presents.  Tons of noise. Plenty of food. My 7 yr old on the piano. And … Continue reading

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Aunt Treasure    12.16.11

It is her actual name. My Aunt Treasure, asked throughout her life if her name was real, is the most organized person I have ever met. She is my organizing idol. She raised six kids in a house that would … Continue reading

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Found money    12.10.11

My grandmother, Edythe, could make two’s out of one’s. She was a product of the depression and great at managing money and keeping her discounts organized. She believed not only was a penny saved a penny earned, but money was … Continue reading

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Glory Days … Over    12.8.11

In a world of IPods, music downloads and YouTube videos our poor music CD’s have been rendered obsolete. Let’s face it, who doesn’t have a stack, box or closet full of CD’s that have long since been uploaded and ignored. … Continue reading

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Monday success    12.5.11

I don’t do it right every night of the week. But on Sunday nights I can usually get my act together. Lunches packed for the a.m. rush, table set for 6:55 breakfast and backpacks on the launching pad. This set-up … Continue reading

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Holding on vs. letting go    12.2.11

My dad died four years ago. In the months following, my sisters and I helped my mom sort through, throw out, and donate the majority of his belongings. We sold his car and beloved boat. We went through files, paperwork … Continue reading

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