Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Can Breathe Again...


Many of you know I run an inhome preschool and after school program. I live in a town that insists on tight regulations on day cares! I like this. Our Health inspector is tough and I like that too. I know....but I have very strong feelings about what children should experience while in daycare of any kind.

So this week was my annual health inspection. This should not freak me out..I am pretty tough on myself about the rules and regs, sanitation and care giving. But..this year the clutter got away from me a bit. I have not been able to get my Fall reorder finished..the clutter has been making me nuts. Not dirty..just lots of stuff ..waiting for a place to be. So this last Sunday...it was all about the reordering of the whole upstairs. You know one of those jobs that you have to make a mess before you can put it back together again!! I don't think I realized how much the clutter was bothering me..stopping me from doing other things like...art..relaxation..being happy!!! Yikes!! I know...I'm kind of anal about the clean thing.


So yesterday he was here and did his inspection. I passed with flying colors, he even said it had been a while since he had not had to offer a single suggestion for improvement!!! Snap! Then he wanted too see my artwork..Looove it!! I feel like a new woman. Not only am I official for the next year..I have my organized house back.. Whooo hoo!! I feel like a new woman!! Whoot!

27 comments:

clairedulalune said...

Sarah, WOOOOOHHHOOOOOOOOOOO! Go girl! Those inspectors do not mess about, and you showed them how it is done! Well done, I am so happy for you! In fact I come bearing a gift, it is over on my blog! ((BIG SQUISHY HUGS!!))

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Way to go, Sarah! All that, plus good feng shui now that the clutter is gone!

magikalseasons said...

Yeah! I remember those days! Do you ever get surprise visits. I don't miss those. Teaching was one of my very favorite things. I'm so happy for you I'm doing the happy dance for you! I miss circle time! :)

yoborobo said...

Sarah!!! Come over here and organize me!! Pa-leeeeeeeeeeez. haha! Congrats on that - you are one busy woman!

Emmy said...

Good for you!!! So so awesome.

Suzie said...

Congratulations, Sarah! You've shed your last year's dusty energy, and now have new positive charged ones in place, ready to buoy you up, and keep you going!

(I'm sending you directions to my house, under separate cover! What time shall I expect you? lol)

Sheila said...

And DARN - I didn't get my TA-DA! Tuesday post up today!

Happy you got through the essential inspection stuff without any hitches and soooooo pleased you were rewarded as well with an interest in your art work. How nice --- BUT....
a post celebrating organization and conquering clutter ought to MANDATORILY include tips for getting there too!

HIGH FIVES!

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Bravo! Sometimes those arbitrary, external deadlines help us to do what we wanted to do all along!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Congratulations!!! That is so totally cool and I bet you can relax now! I know exactly how you feel about clutter. I feel the same way with a really dirty house and floors not vacuumed...I just can't seem to focus! Thanks for the inspiration!

Judy said...

You can breathe again, and at the same time look around and see the product of you hard work. I too need to be organized so I can focus and create.

Laura said...

Yay! That is fabulous! Can you come organize my house next? :)

Is the picture part of your home? I'd love to have a setup like that in my studio/office. It would be perfect!

blessings
~*~

Barbara said...

Yay, Sarah! And on top of the week you just had, this must have felt very nice. Congrats, hon. And I wish my room (any room) looked like that one in your picture. Sigh. xoxoxo B

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Magazines stand at envy, woman...

Grace said...

Ya-hoo! Nothing more calming than a neat house.

Dede said...

Oh Sarah that is wonderful news! Great job with the inspection! That is just to cool asking about your art, awesome.

(((HUGS)))

Brenda LaBell said...

Yay Sarah, glad everything went perfect and a chance to show off your artwork, very cool!! Now that you have your house all organized would you mind stopping by mine.

Brenda

Joanna Jenkins said...

Is that REALLY a picture of your office!!!!! OMG! That could be in a magazine! How much would you charge to clean my space :-)

WOW, WOW, WOW, it's beautiful.

xo

Dia said...

What great news! I also do better with a deadline, sometimes - tho I drag my heels! & my daughter teases (when I am looking at yet another book on clearing clutter etc) that I know what to do - I just need to DO IT!!

congrads!

stregata said...

Good for you, Sarah! Here's to feeling good!!!

cinner said...

Sarah, I am so glad for you. Your area just ooks amazing, Right out of a magazine. love it. Congratulations on your inspection. Maybe I have to straighten up around here today. lol
take care.

Sarah said...

LOL that is out of a magazine..sorry..I usually use my own photos...will take some real pics....truly is how anal I am though..pretty close to the truth there. Hugs all - thank you for your sweet words:)Hugs, Sarah

Renee said...

That is rockin it Sarah. Fantastic, and now breathing room.

Love Renee xoxoxo

holdingmoments said...

That does look tidy.
I've got way too much clutter here :(

flying eagle woman said...

ahhhh!!! such a rich moment - VALIDATION!!!! Yay:-) enjoy!
Hugs from Eastern Oregon
Shawna

Sonia ;) said...

Girl...Thats your work area...or organizing area..Lord I need that area...Congrats which Im not surprised why you got through with no problem. You go girlie

xoxoxoxoxox

Linnea said...

Wow. Everything looks amazing! Congratulations to you for passing muster under the scrutinizing eye!

Daria said...

Good stuff ...