Wednesday, September 08, 2010
The household chore I dislike the most
I have a list of things I want to get done this week while hubby is working outside and not in the home "office". Working on the second Recommendations List on the desktop computer is one of them. The other... my least favorite household chore... is going through my "to be filed away" stuff and... filing them away.
Quite awhile ago (perhaps during the really cold months), I sorted through my papers, magazine articles, print outs, recipes I want to try, etc. and got rid of all those I decided not to keep while placing those to be filed (later) in two containers.
Part of the late morning and early afternoon today was spent sorting those containers. Now it is time to file. Which I should be doing instead of blogging about it but procrastination is part of the process. I still have a file drawer (all mine) as part of our big file cabinet in the office. That's where my permanent files are located which I go through about once every two years to update.
I used to have a lot more files then I do now but I went through them a few years ago and realized I didn't need half the stuff (some with dates back to the 1970s). Not that I got rid of the really, really good old stuff. I realized I didn't need preschool educational files when my youngest was in college... except for the articles written by Mr. Rogers. I loved Mr. Rogers.
I also have a portable file container, the one Christopher used when he was part of the homeschool debate team. Which is why it is black and not pretty. However, it does have pretty file folders inside where I keep articles to read soon, recipes to try soon, the printout of the Recommendations List post, etc. It also contains the pocket folders which hold my magazine cutouts for the scrapbook journal.
I'd take a picture but then my level of procastination would throw me into finishing tomorrow. No one wants to be tripping over papers on the carpeting.
So, it is time to stack and file stuff that is spread out all over my family room floor. I dislike the sorting process and I'm not too fond of the filing. But I love being able to put my hands on an article or a recipe when needed. Which is also why this chore floated to the top of the "To Do" list... I couldn't find a recipe I knew I had cut out. I found it. Now to file... :)
Photo: John Bull Cleaning Wives; allposters.com
Posted by Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks at 3:58 PM