You see, I have this great idea for a book swirling around in my head. And when I think about it, I feel like an amazing genius, full of best-seller potential. But when I try to get it out of my head? It all falls apart. And the whole thing? Is kind of making me mental.
Other than me having a slow-burning nervous breakdown, the latest news around here is... Carlie got a cell phone! NOT. But she's using one for a month. And she's had her non-cell phone for 24 hours now and I SWEAR TO GOD I AM NOT EXAGGERATING has racked up over 200 text messages. And the only people she has texted are me and her two sisters (pray for our sanity).
My oldest daughter, Maggy, left our family plan with a month remaining on her contract. And yes, I made her pay for the month. But as result, we have this extra cell phone, paid for, for a month. I figured what's the harm, and let Carlie have it. HOLY SHIT. I have created a beast and I have no doubt she will die a little bit when the month is over and the phone is removed from her hands.
In related news, I broke up with Qwest DSL yesterday (booyah!) and I *think* we're going to also be saying goodbye to our Qwest landline as well, in which case our "house phone" will be a cell phone, and that way Carlie can continue to text her two sisters 100 TIMES A DAY because I know they love that.
We're switching to Clear for Internet. Hopefully this will not end tragically, as oftentimes I have found change = tragedy. Cross your fingers. Anyone using Clear? If it sucks, please tell me now.
Project Declutter is winding down. I have officially gone through every closet, drawer, cabinet, cupboard, nook and cranny in this house and sorted things into (a) garage sale (b) goodwill (c) pack and save it and (d) shit we use. I have one final rubbermaid bin of assorted craft items to purge through and then, that's it. I'm done. Our house is looking rather amazing as a result and with 30% less crap in the house, hopefully it will be easier to keep it looking good during the selling process.
Speaking of the selling process... I am working on a FSBO web site. If you are so inclined, check it out and give feedback. Not, like, "wow, cute house" feedback (though thanks!) because, honest, I'm not fishing for compliments here. But really, if you see any areas that I can improve on, or have FSBO tips and hints, bring it. The site is still a work in progress and I have not uploaded pictures of everything yet.
I'm feeling kind of blah and blech and meh today and after working on transcripts this morning have just been lounging the afternoon away. But now? It's time to scarf some food and go to ballroom dance. Have I told you that we're now spending three to four nights per week at the Arthur Murray dance studio? Because? Next superstar in training, is why. The good news: it's blocks from home, inside (vs. soccer) and has a comfy couch. So I'll continue to support the dance habit until school resumes in the fall. Then we'll have to reevaluate, because this is way too much time to put into something while school is in session. Unless, of course, she gets hired by a new child-star version of Dancing With The Tween Stars, in which case I'll be going to LA as her manager/tutor.