Saturday, August 20, 2005

Bring out the good Champagne!

Did you ever see that show "clean sweep"? On the show a person with a SEVERE mess problem gets 1 room redone by the hosts. Imagine the "before" shots on that show and then look at my "after"

Bedroom

I spoke with my psychiatrist this week, becuase I am so happy and productive, I assumed it must be mania. He asked me some questions and said "you are not in a manic or hypomanic state" which means I am actually happy! My inability to make my house livable was my main reason for seeking therapy in the first place, and look at it now!

Closet

If you were to ask me "Diana, where is your green belt?" I could walk straight to where it is and put it on! Before I might have "an idea" but I would still have to pull out some boxes and dig a bit, so instead I would just skip the belt.

Shoes

I can see so clearly why I sabotauge myself in so many ways, if I met a man I liked, I could have never let him see my room! If I found a good opportunity I wouldn't have the time to persue it, because I was tethered to my house, having to overhaul it monthly, just to manage what was in it!

Kitchen

I am so thankful that I started this blog, sought therapy, and tried Risperdal, I may have the life I always dreamed of!

Living Room


I feel almost overwhelmed. I have so much life I can actually live now!

Living Room

It won't remain this clean, but there is a place for everything now, so returning the whole place to this state will take 3 hours, not 3 weeks.

Bathroom

I still have more to do, PLENTY to do, to be able to mentally account for everything I own and be able to find it (that is my goal- and I am damn close!) But I did a good job of compartmentalizing the projects, so one day off I go through my office supplies, the next week I go through my decorations. The last thing I have to do today is carry all of this downstairs (whew!) can you believe this was all in that tiny little bedroom???

Ballast

I had to take these pictures as a celebration. You take pictures at a graduation or wedding, I see this too as a life changing event.

mood: over the moon, SOOOOO proud!

79 comments:

Diana Crabtree said...

Finished :)

I actually had to MAKE myself stop working!

Henry said...

Good job!

Can I hire you to work on my place? LOL

I was getting close to that point of being overwhelmed by the clutter in my life, but recently was able to take a turn for the better. I too am working on that "A place for everything, and everything in it's place" mentality.

You're giving me hope for my situation; thank you.

That Girl said...

Good Job! Congrats!

Satan said...

I'm a great proponent of pride.

Be Proud!

Diana Crabtree said...

Thanks Sparkle!

Henry, there is hope! If you told any of my friends my house would be this orderly they would say "Maybe if she got a maid"

Just keep working at it, a bit at a time, and get rid of everything you don't use! You are worth more than that box of old computer pieces under your bed :)

Be inspired! I was a LOST CAUSE!

Satan, thanks for your help. My soul was a small price to pay to get the rewards! I am also happy to give up my J Lo figure for this.

Radin said...

Very Good Job, Diana.

Jay said...

Really, truly, congratulations. It's so great to hear you so elated.

Satan said...

HA! No need to thank me.

*Hands Diana good bottle of Champange* Seeing as I didn't really do anything I've put your soul in the bottom. Start drinking.

Satan said...

Lovely, I give you champagne and a soul and you ignore me... lovely *wink*

Diana Crabtree said...

I have been very busy Satan...I was searching in bottle after bottle for my soul...turns out "Jose Cuervo" is not a brand of champagne! *burp*

Satan said...

Here trwy arrrr litwle of me ome berw.. *hic*

Diana Crabtree said...

*glug glug glug*

The third macerena dancing fairy on the right (the one with green skin) is looking at me funny

Satan said...

Here let me *hic*

*swat*

drat, misshed. Come black ere ya liwtlie blighta.

*hic*

Diana Crabtree said...

Be careful! Don't hit the silver one on the left with the beehive! I like her!

Satan said...

sheeeeeeee's a bitch! Come ere blowdy cow. Mooooo Moooo


*Falls over*

Might ave ad too much...

Diana Crabtree said...

I am going to try to catch her in this bottle so I can keep her and she can macerena for me every day, I better empty it first *chug chug* *CRASH! bottle drops to the floor as Diana collapses*

Satan said...

errr... I don't feel so well

I've alced to muych drunkahole

Satan said...

Lwook whweere yu droppn stuff, that's me ead. Di... *hic* Di, he he he she's passed out. Goooood one. mateyyrr Ya party anuuuumal. He he ee ee

*vomit*

Diana Crabtree said...

Can you repeat that Elvis?

Satan said...

12 HOURS LATER...

What did we do last night. Look at this place.

Diana Crabtree said...

And I just cleaned it!

Diana Crabtree said...

Why are you wearing my bra?

Satan said...

I'll help you get it back in order, don't worry, How you feeling?

Typical, the fairies create all the mess and they're never here the next day to help clean up.

Satan said...

My ears were cold.

Diana Crabtree said...

LMAO!

Ow! Laughing hurts!

Satan said...

Here's a asprin. How do you think those foot marks got on the ceiling. *Satan drinks another beer to kill the headache* Mmmm, hair of the dog.

Satan said...

Why are you naked... not that there's anything wrong with that.

Diana Crabtree said...

Because last night you told me your ears were cold

Satan said...

He he he oooo *Takes another sip*

Huh, don't remember that... I thought they were ear muffs. At least that's what the polar bear told me. Here *Hands Diana his cloak and her bra* Nice to see you're not ashamed of it.

Diana Crabtree said...

I could never be ashamed of "Polie" (even though he never stays to help clean either!)

Diana Crabtree said...

You haven't explained yet why YOUR naked

Satan said...

Polie, wow, your on good terms with him. Boyfriend huh?

He always makes me call him Sir Norbet Winston the great of the North Pole Regional Board of Hunters and Collectors.

Satan said...

I gave you my cloak ...and I took the polar bear outfit off so you wouldn't know it was me!

Diana Crabtree said...

I wouldn't call him a "boyfriend" more like...bearfriend

Diana Crabtree said...

In that case... get to cleaning!

Satan said...

Yeah, I call him a beerfriend.

Diana Crabtree said...

(nothing hotter than a naked man doing housework!)

Satan said...

Why don't you jump in the shower and I'll take you to breakfast... lunch... brunch...

I'll get some of the devils up to get this place clean.

Satan said...

Oh I didn't realise it was a fetish thing. Where's your mop?

Diana Crabtree said...

You know, posted on my fridge is a top ten list of why I should own "a slave" it was given to me by Slave Anthony at a danceclub when I let him kiss my boot.

Diana Crabtree said...

1. You can lounge around while he cleans your house

Diana Crabtree said...

2. You can make him take you to nice resturaunts

Satan said...

Huh?

Diana Crabtree said...

3. You can ask him for boyfriend advice

Diana Crabtree said...

I'm serious!

LOL

Satan said...

That's what the 'HUh?' was for! I know you're serious. Hehehe

Satan said...

Keep going...

Satan said...

I like 1 & 2, I don't think a Slave would give the best relationship advice though.

Diana Crabtree said...

It was at "Bondage a go go" a really corny, not sexual at all theme night

I used to like going there because they play industrial music and most people are REALLY nerdy so I dont feel all self concious

Diana Crabtree said...

Are you sure you want more?

Satan said...

All 10 please : )

Diana Crabtree said...

Its lots of nerds, a few trendy people and a small handfull of freaks. (you have to expect it)

He came up to my table on his knees and held up a sign that said "can I kiss your boot?"

I asked if it would offend him if I said no, he said no, and I just decided, "what the hell"

Diana Crabtree said...

He gave me this top ten list as a prize :)

Satan said...

Did it give you a sense of power?

Diana Crabtree said...

4. You can torture his worthless cock and balls, just for fun

Diana Crabtree said...

5. You can make him cook for you

Diana Crabtree said...

No, it did not give me a sense of power, it gave me a sense of entertainment. I enjoyed having a bondage a go go souvenier

Satan said...

4. Ouch, that's just not nice.

5. I'd cook for you anyway. I like to cook.

Diana Crabtree said...

6. You can expect endless flattery and praise

Satan said...

6. Have I told you you're cool today...

Diana Crabtree said...

Aww Satan! Nothing is more attractive then a nude man doing housework and cooking!

Satan said...

not that I need to, I gave you one hell of a polar bear clad encore last night...

Satan said...

Let's just not cook anything in oil. Splatters. Oooooo!

Diana Crabtree said...

Oil free is good, (watching my figure) , what are you cooking?

Satan said...

I'm cooking with gas!

Satan said...

I can cook anything, what are you in the mood for!

Satan said...

I can cook anything, what are you in the mood for!

Satan said...

Apparently I'm very adamant about that... twice.

Diana Crabtree said...

I love Mexican food (speaking of gas)

Diana Crabtree said...

I was trying to come up with a good pun...

I got one...

I'm in the mood for twice baked potatoes

Satan said...

Ha ha ha,

Quassia Dia (sp?) then, grilled vege's and so forth. No gas... just tasty, tasty mexican mamma.

Satan said...

Maybe I'm not very punny today but I don't get it...

Satan said...

Geez, don't hate me for it...

Satan said...

frustrating isn't it!

Satan said...

LMAO!

Satan said...

No!

FluffyBunnyCakes said...

Wow, this must be soooo, um, annoying for you.

FluffyBunnyCakes said...

Nah-Nah-naaaaah-nah-nah-Naaaaaah

Satan said...

Well you can tell me 7, 8, 9, & 10 later.