Thursday, August 28, 2008

Putting It All In Order

I organized one (yes, one) of my utensil drawers. I did not take a before picture. Just imagine all that is in the organizer (and there is a second little layer there in the middle) just dumped out into the drawer. That's what it looked like. Utensils going every which way. I could usually find what I wanted with only a few seconds of rummaging through. Usually.

But, I've been on a mission for awhile now. A mission to get and stay organized. I get a little motivation and do real well, and then something happens and I slip a little. But, I'm back on the wagon!

My house is clean, almost always company ready, and looks nice; but only I (and family members) know that utensil drawers need help or that my husband's closet needs an overhaul!

Why am I on this mission?

Because my goal is to get organized so that I can work toward my mission in life!

Yes, I have a REAL mission -- or vision -- for my life. And it is NOT working forever to get organized! I need to be organized so that I have more time and less stress! My mission of putting everything in order is so that I can get on with the next step towards my vision!

Here is my vision for my life, drafted five years ago:

My desire is to live a life that is devoted to God and my family.

I see everything I do blessing God, others, or myself.

I see myself living a life that is not being directed by stress, worry, or urgency.

I see myself living life beautifully.

I see myself making life more pleasant for myself and others.

I see myself living an enhanced life.


  1. I so need to get organized!! I hope you have a great Labor Day weekend!

  2. Great job! It's good to have goals and it sounds like you are really going to be able to reach yours!! You make me want to go clean out my kitchen drawer!

  3. I LOVE this!! Totally inspiring. I have a lot of organizing to do that the kids are back in school it's time to get started!

  4. Love your pretty blog, Lady Dorothy. You and your husband look like a perfect couple. Congratulations. My husband and I have been married 38 years. I married at 17. No regrets. Thank you for your comments on my blog. Pray for us -- my husband is candidating for a Baptist church. He has been preaching for them for 3 weeks now, and they will have a meeting soon. Thanks.

  5. Hi Dorothy! I think we might be "neighbors"! I live in CA too! in between Salinas & San Jose. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and praying for my grandfather. That means so much to me. Now get back to organizing! I try to be but with 3 kids and a husband messing things up, I end up tearing my hair out! :) We are always on the hunt for scissors & scotch tape that are NEVER where you put them. Oh and I LOVE Dancing with the Stars. It's a family event. Have my Grandmother, Great Aunt & Mom all addicted too. We discuss it after every show! You and I will have much to discuss in a few weeks over it! Take care. ~ Laurie

  6. way to get organized! i only wish that my drawers could look that good...and that i had more drawers to spread all the stuff out so that it wasn't so crushed into the few drawers that i do have. wow! again, wow!
    thanks for stopping by my place yesterday, it was great to see you...and speaking as one that has lived in california before, i prefer colorado (though CA has its own beauty as well!)

  7. Well Hi! You are more than welcome to post my blogaholics prayer and I would love to have Link Love from you! Thank you for the visit and I am flattered that you liked it.

    I hope that your day is truly blessed. I didn't check your profile (oops) but I hope the weather is nice where you are this weekend. We are in south Alabama so Gustav is headed NEAR us, not to us (Please Lord).

    Good to meet you Lady Dorothy!


  8. I think that is a great goal! Organize your stuff so you have more room for what is important in life:-) I wouldn't be able to get all the stuff done that I need to if I weren't organized.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today. We are grilling out this weekend and totally doing those shortcakes for dessert. Give it a's really yummy:-)


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