Monday, January 19, 2009

Organizational meltdown

Warning: It's not pretty. You may be offended and never read my blog again.

But let's agree on one thing: Most of the time I am a pretty organized person. I think it's important that everything have a place where it at least should go. In theory, you know.

Remember the cocktail napkins?

And check out my our craft supplies:

But the wheels came off the cart this afternoon while I was putting away the Christmas decorations. (We like to enjoy them. A lot. Which usually takes us well through January. OK, the truth: As long as we're getting in some skiing, we don't give a rip what our house looks like.)

The problem is that these items escaped my net:

Sophie calls this her "Jesus set," a gift from my mom. (We're devoted atheists but are down with most of the teachings of Jesus and don't mind exposing Sophie to the Christmas story in the historical sense.)

And remember these little devils, which graced my Thanksgiving table?

After an entire day of house cleaning (thank you, Dr. King), lacked the energy to open one of the boxes I had strategically fit back into the closet. This is going to have to do until next year.

Do you think Jesus would mind? I mean, he was born in a stable with animals. Or so they say.


ElleBee said...

I'm a pretty devoted Christian, but I have to figure that if Jesus doesn't mind our Little People set being devoured by our dog (and she ate a sheep just the other day...sigh), He's probably not going to mind sharing His storage with a few turkeys. After all, turkeys are God's creatures too--or so they say! ;)

NJDecorator said...

OMG, this is very funny. I am cleaning coffee off my screen.

Purple Flowers said...

You are a funny Blogger! :0)

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Too funny! I'm sure they will all get along just fine for the next 11 months.

Midwest Mom said...

Don't worry. I'm sure Jesus deals with turkeys on a daily basis already. ;D

And for the record, there is a Murphy's Law of Christmas decorations... no matter how long it takes you to put them away, you will inevitably forget something.

Every year, my kids bring something to me or point something out that I've forgotten. Usually it's during a conversation on Groundhog Day.

Great post! I'm glad I found your blog. :)

- Julia at Midwest Moms

Kate said...

that is awesome - I think that is kind of the divide as far as Christian religions go-- some of them actually try to be like Jesus (aka not assholes)and the rest are turkeys. It reminds me of my husbands' joke everytime we see an Evangelical-Free church -- he wouldn't mind going there because it would be free of Evangelicals :P Don't know why this just showed up in my bloglines's screwy lately.

Kate said...

ummm....that's my husband's joke - I don't have multiple husbands (one is enough. some days I think I could use a wife though).