I know it is February, but just go with it. I don't know what it is/was about January that makes everyone feel the need to change something. The Y is packed with people exercising, my favorite (and only) yoga class was crammed with new people, who could not balance, and the grocery store had coconut water front and center. While I didn't fall for the start exercising more/eating healthy bandwagon, I did feel the need to clean out some of the clutter surrounding me.
Now that I spend more time at home and in the car, the piles of stuff are starting to get to me. My car has never been so clean. I actually take all the trash out every other day. This is a total revelation as pre-June I just waited for Alex to clean it out. It always bugged him that I would have trash in the open center console of my car and when he would drive it on the weekends, he would always clear it out. But now; now that I am in my car constantly shuttling children, and myself, that console is almost always clean.
In the house, the area that bothered me the most (because there are many areas) was near the computer. We have a small built in desk that routinely gets piled up with papers and "to do" items.
Figuring I am incapable of leaving well enough alone, I decided to paint them black and cut them out in each person's initials. I thought of just doing Wall - you know I love a good pun, (get it Wall on the wall?) but I really needed this to be functional, not just clever (only to me, I know).
I free-handed our initials backwards on the tiles and cut them out,with some help from my trusty assistant.