Monday, June 17, 2013

Eating My Elephant

The Return of Makeover Monday!

How do you eat an elephant? 

One bite at a time.

Welcome back to Makeover Monday!
It was on hold for a short time while the Mondays piled up on me like college freshman's mountain of laundry their first weekend home. 
But, I'm back and I'm confessing.

I have a baby elephant in my house. 

If you ever want to know just exactly how terrible a space looks, take a picture of it. 

This is my dumping ground "office". 
I have a lovely desk in the corner. 
Isn't it pretty? 

This is where all of our precious family photos and mementos are stored in an organized, easily accessible manner. 

There are multiple problems with this space.

1. It appears to have no floor. I am pretty sure one still exist under there because I don't fall into oblivion when I climb over everything looking for an envelope. 

2. Just to the left of the picture above is our front door. Yes, that's right this is what you see FIRST thing when you enter our beautiful home. As a family, we almost never come in the front door. So, this lovely scene is reserved for guest!

3. I don't have the slightest idea what's over here. In my defense, most of this was stuffed into the desk with the top closed until I had to find a paper...for our taxes.. 3 months ago. 

*Hangs head in shame*

So, it's time to eat the elephant. 

I don't expect the plate to be clean by next Monday, but I need some accountability. 
You'll ask me about my elephant, right? Make sure I'm taking daily bites and not letting it just over in the corner and grow like it has for the last few months? 

Good! I knew I could count on you. 

And, you may have noticed, this is the baby elephant. There is a mama. She lurks in the other room. 
If I survive this journey, you'll get to meet here next! 


Teri Anne Stanley said...

OMG, I feel your pain. Get the pepto out!
We got new carpet a couple of weeks ago, and getting everything we owned out of our bedrooms was...OMG.

Get going, girlfriend, you can do it!

Unknown said...

Oh, my. Just think how great you'll feel once you've tackled this! You can do it! :)

Marsha said...

You are so incredibly clever, Dawn. I love this post. Had a similar experience when we had to move everything out of our closet to make room for a new hot water heater on the ground floor as opposed to in the attic. Boy did my arms and legs ache from 4 days of moving stuff out! The good thing is you throw out/give away a bunch. Results are much less crowded. You can do it, girl! And I'll ask about the other elephant. Good luck!

Marsha said...

I couldn't find FB & twitter buttons so I could share this. I am notoriously bad a seeing these things. :)