Thursday, January 13, 2011

Cardboard boxes and boogers......

I LOVE downsizing.  Recently, throwing things away has become a hobby of mine.  Unfortunately, most of the other people in this house don't share that sentiment.  And both my daughters want to save every worksheet they've ever done at school, ever, which drives me nuts.  My husband has recently become addicted to  And during the holidays I am fond of having all the gifts delivered to my front door.  For me, and who are we kidding I'm the most important,  it means no traffic, no parking lots, no malls (even though I work at the largest mall in the country, I tend to avoid the mall on all other occasions) no battling the crowds to get that really cool toy that is the talk of the season this year. I'm a fan of internet shopping. Remember, I like doing things the easy way.  But I am also a Target junkie.  And along with my husband's addiction, I have a problem when it comes to thrift stores.  So by no means am I perfect.....practically....but not quite.  So here's the issue I'm running into with this Amazon addiction.....the boxes.  Everything comes in a box, in a box.  At least 2 for every delivery.  There are boxes piled in front of my closet...which makes it hard for me to change my clothes....but at least with the gig I work M-F changing clothes is somewhat optional.  But now the box pile has spread to other parts of my room and is about half way to the ceiling.  It's really starting to drive me a little bonkers.  Shouldn't there be some sort of box limit or rule??? I think I'm going to fashion one....but I welcome suggestions.

On a different note, this winter has been filled with boogers.  I feel like I am wiping up boogers every 5 minutes.  Red and Purple both come with an endless supply of gluey grossness and I have gone through at least 5 boxes of tissues since Christmas between the 2 of them, myself and my kids.  We have been down with the sickness since November and I'm tired of it.  This has been a season filled with snotty noses, hacking coughs, endless sneezes, intermittant fevers, projectile vomit, and aching heads.  We haven't had a sick winter like this in a long time and I'm ready for the snow to melt and the grass to green.  Plus, I think we are all going a little stir crazy being holed up in the house.  I can't wait for the walking weather.  And now it's snowing.


  1. Jasmine:

    Why are you saving all the boxes? Can't they just be thrown away?

    Or maybe you could give them to the kids to play with? They make doll houses or drums or if big enough, cars they can decorate and sit in to watch movies...

    My final suggestion - develop a use for boogers and use the boxes to store your inventory ;)


    PS - I added your blog to my list of "Blogs I Enjoy."

  2. I don't keep the boxes. Scott keeps boxes. I've been yelled at for getting rid of boxes. So I've made it a habit not to throw any of them out. But maybe if I planned to fill them with boogers then Scott would be more inclined to throw them out before that happens.

  3. I think you need a key on the side of your blog as to who goes with which color. I can figure out red and least I think...but I have to double check...again.

    Just a suggestion!