Thursday, 17 September 2009

I Should Be Sleeping

But I'm awake. I'm on a minor adrenaline rush which means I have about 20 minutes before I can even think about going to sleep. Which meant of course that I needed to eat stewed apples with custard. Sugar high along with adrenaline. My favourite!

I'm pretty stressed at the moment. It's taken me a while to work it out, because I don't get stressed the way normal people do. Instead, I declutter.

I gave Kallie a bookshelf about two days ago. My other shelves (I still have 10) are looking a little more spartan. I'd be getting rid of another one except the two smaller ones are a set so I can't get rid of one without the other. Besides, I don't know who to give them to. And I'd look a right loser carrying a bookshelf down to the op shop. Which doesn't mean I won't do it, it just means I'll think about it for 30 seconds before deciding that I have way too much stuff and I need to get rid of the stuff before the stuff is everywhere because the stuff is everywhere and I can't work with this much stuff or think with the much stuff and the stuff is all over the house so where can I work with all of my stuff and...

You get the point. When I declutter, stuff LEAVES.

On the other hand, if anyone is on the market for another bookshelf, I have some that may be soon available.

I figure I'm going to be decluttering for another day or two, and then I'll stop until next time. I'm hoping to finish going through my CDs. You've no idea how many annoying kids CDs I had. I don't have them any more. Work does. Yay for decluttering!

I have stuff set aside for lots of different people, mostly books. The Rebel has already inherited several million books. Kallie got the bookshelf, as I said earlier. I did offer one for Rebs, but she apparently wants one that dismantles, and I'm not giving up my 3 IKEA shelves. They MATCH. I NEED them. Because they MATCH.

Does anyone else think I'm crazy, or am I the only one?


Stephen Tan said...

Hey Sam, do you reckon it could be possible for me to borrow your "World's Greatest Preachers" when you finish reading it? Am I worthy of borrowing the books of Sam? heheh..

Sam-Is-Mad said...

Sure. Finished it on Sunday, so it's free now. Remind me next time you're over and I'll find it for you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sam,

How big are the bookshelves you might be getting rid of? What do they look like? We probably don't have space, but depending on the size it might work if I swapped them with some of our existing bookcases. But probably not, so don't get too excited :-).

That doesn't sound mad to me at all about decluttering. I am getting rid of heaps of stuff too. My problem, however, is that I only ever get to sort out a small pile of stuff at a time. So even though so far I have got rid of between 1/3 to 1/2 of basically every pile of stuff I have sorted through, because of my painfully slow progress it is taking forever to actually see the visual difference. I will get there eventually though, or at least that is what I tell myself... It does look better than when you were last here though. At least I am actually managing to do it now, even if it is taking forever.

Oh - and if I had been able to buy all my bookcases in one go I would have loved to have them all match, instead of looking higgledy piggledy. So I understand what you mean.

Take Care,