Yesterday I took a deep breath and started on the dining room closet. I had a nice surprise. It wasn't that bad! I vaguely remember maybe cleaning it out sometime last year. I did get rid of most of Callie's old workbooks like math and phonics. This area was more a project of reorganizing than getting rid of. The shelves have been cleared a bit and Kate's paperwork and memorabilia from China now has a better home than under my bed! I didn't take any pictures. I'm sure no one cares what the inside of my closet looks like.
I have gathered from various places another bag of paper and magazines to take to the recycling bin and a couple of odds and ends to go to Goodwill.
I've been determined to get rid of a small bookcase that has been downstairs. One shelf is books, but the other is photo albums. I've had a hard time finding a place for them, but I may have figured out a solution. We'll see.
I was able to get this project finished with no interruptions! How you ask? We have started babysitting for a little boy who is four. He and Kate got along marvelously! I didn't expect it to go badly, but I was surprised at how well it did go. He will be coming three days a week until the end of May. I'm sure not every day will go as smoothly as yesterday, but he is a sweet little boy and Kate was thrilled to have him here.
We've been plugging along with school and I'm starting to think about next year. I will have a seventh grader and a first grader! Oh my!!!