F Simple and Serene Living: GETTING ORGANIZED, A THANK YOU, AND A SALE 09 10
Saturday, November 29, 2014

GETTING ORGANIZED, A THANK YOU, AND A SALE

Thank you all so much for your prayers and warm thoughts concerning Katy. My older daughter texted me  while ago and said that the medical staff at the hospital (she's at Emory University Hospital, which is supposed to be one of the best in the country) were being less than helpful, but that she doesn't have C-Diff so she was working on getting released. She can go and see her regular doctor if necessary next week. I know that most medical practices use hospitalists these days, but they don't know the patient, and I am not sold on the whole thing.



I am having a stay at home weekend. I had to return to the doctor yesterday because I seem to have developed a secondary infection while on the antibiotics for the sinus infection. I am on a different antibiotic now, which is leaving me feeling like a wrung out dish rag. 

This self enforced imprisonment, as I like to think of it, has me looking around at my surroundings. Not pretty. I have got to find a way to organize all of this clutter, and I want to do it using things I already have.

So of course it's a good excuse to aimlessly wander around Pinterest. (better than fighting the crowds at the mall)

This is a cute idea for organizing sewing and craft supplies. I love that it repurposes an old soda crate.


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Another great use for an old box is organizing in the dining room.


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Or how about repurposing an old tool box for the same use.


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If you've read my blog for awhile you know that I have never seen a vintage suitcase that I didn't love. Well, that's not quite true, I did pass on one at the auction last week that had been chewed on by some unknown animal, but they look fabulous while providing much needed storage.


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I'm not quite sure what this is, but I am loving it as a magnetic bulletin board.
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This contains some of my three favorite decorating elements; old boxes, ladders, and baskets. 

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I could definitely go on forever, but I want to get on to the SALE!!



P.S. For more organizing ideas check out my Getting Organized Board on Pinterest here.

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25 comments:

  1. Take care of yourself Laura. I'm happy to know that your daughter isn't suffering from Clostridium Difficile.

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    1. Thank you, I am very glad too, as it is very common in those who have CVID. :)

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  2. I'm so glad your daughter is better! I hope you start feeling better soon! A sale! I'll hop on over to your shop!!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  3. Laura, I am on a self imposed stay at home weekend myself. I also picked up a cold on Thanksgiving since two relatives were sick. So far the cold isn't full blown yet. I am trying to head the worst off with zinc. I am happy your daughter is feeling better. I hope she can be released so she can visit her own doctor. Enjoy your weekend. Debbie

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    1. Hope you get to feeling better, Debbie. Colds are no fun!!

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  4. I hope you and Katy are better by Monday. You know that you are both in my prayers. The continuity of care is changing. The cuts in healthcare are HUGE. Private practices selling...jobs lost...GIANT cuts. We have lost one third of our office staff in the past two years. I retire in two and 1/2 years. I hope I last that long. New applications in EPICare have streamlined my tasks...cutting 1/3 of my job...My experience allows me to cover in other areas of the office. It will continue until Obamacare is reformed. ( I am not saying repealed...) If not our care will be similar to the "VA" in four or five years. That's what happens when one passes a law before reading it. So sorry, Laura. I know this post isn't Women Speak.
    Your images are fun!
    Get well!
    ~Lynne
    w/L.

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    1. There is a lot of controversy over this issue, which is why I steer clear of political and religious topics. I will say that without Obamacare my daughter would have maxed out her coverage in her late thirties. It would be a death sentence for her. So yes, I am very grateful for it and know that it is hopefully a first step in many changes in healthcare in this country. Here's to retirement :) xo Laura

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    2. Our state would not let her die. Sad that she lives in one that would.
      ~Lynne
      w/L.

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  5. Hi Laura! Great inspiration in this post. Love the old boxes and the dining room picture.

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    1. Thanks, Holly. I think I may be a Pinterest addict :)

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  6. I hope you and your daughter feel better. It is hard to be away from our kids when they are hurting. Beautiful pictures.

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    1. Thank you, Debby. She is out of the hospital so that is a start :)

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  7. Hi Laura.....Don't you just love Pinterest? Love it! Susan

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  8. I'm glad to hear that she's better today, too. I saw your post earlier and have prayed for her. I sure hope you feel better soon, too. Thanks for the sale! I'll go look at all your pretty things! Sweet hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Diane. I need to find some way to make myself just rest. I try, but then I see something I need to do and I just pop right back up :)

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  9. Love your Pins. Grateful that Katy can go home. I am also not at all impressed by the hospitalist trend! Hope you feel better soon.

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  10. Hope you feel better! Nothing to cheer you up like cruising Pinterest :)
    Susan

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  11. So sorry that your granddaughter has been ill. I'm sure everyone is so relieved that she can go home!
    I'm right there with you regarding the sinus issues. It really takes everything out of you.
    Enjoy your decluttering! We are putting up Christmas decor. :)

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  12. May the new month of December bring both you and Katy renewed energy and good health. If she is anything like you all will be well.

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  13. I hope you and your daughter will both feel better soon.

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  14. Older people were often admitted to our nursing home to rehab from C-diff. It can be very debilitating as you already know if you have googled it. We had one precious lady who was discouraged from not being able to to home when she thought she should after she left the hospital. I hope they find out what it is soon.

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