Complicated Emotions

2038 2038_ () 2038 2038 This organized drawer of mine brings me so much joy that I feel…depressed? No, more like embarrassed, maybe a little ashamed (but not so much that I won’t share it with you, dear reader). How can something so seemingly insignificant make me soar inside?

Unrelated: green and red are my signature colors.

I hope your New Year is off to an equally auspicious start. I’ll be coming around this space again real soon, once I get some groceries in my pantry and maybe organize one more drawer (also, I think it’s time to replace that oven mitt).

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  1. Amanda M. says:

    I feel your joy.(And other emotions.) I would be experiencing EXACTLY the same emotions. 🙂

  2. Anonymous says:

    As a young mother and wife I couldn't understand why everyone didn't get the lift that I did when i defrosted my freezer! Or cleaned and waxed the kitchen floor! I thought that was the answer to depression. Shows what I knew! I rejoice with you!

  3. I understand completely! I simply cannot function amid chaos. When I reorganize a drawer or cupboard it's as if the clouds part and the sun shines through. The way I figure, some people smoke, others drink to excess – and I organize. Maybe I need a 12 step program?

  4. Hey, I have those same red towels! They're my favorite ones!

  5. I hear ya over here! Taking down the Christmas stuff and it's so exciting to be getting our house back in order again! Most is already done – just the garland, lights and tree to put away. The big job of ornaments is done and it's so uplifting! I will feel even better when it's away and the floor is vacuumed and the furniture back in place!

  6. Looks great! I understand the happiness!

    The way I look at it, I cannot control the world around me, and I cannot control my husband and children.

    I CAN, however, control how towels are folded, and how things are arranged in the pantry.

    And yes, I feel such joy that some small part of my world is in order, and folded nicely, and will not be torn apart! *grin*