31 Days of . . . (Lame) Excuses


Lame excuses.

That’s what I’m committing to write about in October.

ALL of October.  Like . . . 31 whole days.

I enjoyed(ish) doing 31 Days of Details last year, and want to participate again in the 31 day challenge over at The Nester.  It didn’t take long to come up with this topic.

Y’know, since it’s an easy one for me.

And in case you’re new around here and don’t know how I roll, let me assure you that (unfortunately) I won’t be using these excuses.

No.  I’ll be identifying them as excuses so I won’t be able to use them.

Make sense?

I haven’t pre-written any posts for the series, though I have some pictures that I’ve looked at in the past few days and thought . . . “Oh no.  That’s a post I should save for 31 Days of Excuses.”

Part of me doesn’t want to do this, but the Big Girl part knows I need to.

So even though I can think of multiple excuses (blog traffic stinks on weekends, I’m going to be GONE four nights this month, I still have to finish posting my Master Bedroom Saga, blah blah blah, and yada, yada, yada), I’m going to identify those as excuses and admit that one of the biggest reasons my house gets out of control is that I’m incredibly gifted at excuse-making.

Oh, and when I linked to last year’s 31 Days of Details on Facebook earlier this week . . . I giggled a little when I saw that I had said I chose that topic because it was “better than 31 days of excuses.”

Hee hee.  Profound in 2011, ironic in 2012.


A few details:

1.  I’m not abandoning my Master Bedroom Saga.  No, it’s top priority right now.  Those posts will still go up at least once a week, and if they fit for the 31 Days of (Lame) Excuses, great.  If not, I’ll post twice that day.

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  1. 1

    If you run out of excuses, let me know… I have plenty of them too!

    I guess I do need to get my art together and declare my 31 days of…. eek.

  2. 2

    Part of me really wants you to post twice in one day…the ‘nice’ part of me hopes you don’t have to do that, cos your schedule is so full. I am eagerly awaiting more of your master bedroom saga. And, I too, could help you out if you run out of ‘excuses’. I certainly have more than my share. Probably a lot more than 31! You are always a bright spot in my day. I just love this blog. I’ve told you before that out of all the blogs I’m subbed to, yours is the ONLY one I read on any sort of regular basis. I get really excited when I see a new post from you appear on my reader. So, thanks again for bringing a bit of hope to so many of us. (Who would have never known we were FAR from alone were it not for you!)

  3. 3

    I’m ready to follow! Looking forward to your 31 days. 🙂

  4. 4

    Are you funny? You sound like you might be funny. I might have to follow you.

  5. 6

    good for you- doing what you know you need to do!

    also, can’t wait to follow you. this post alone cracks me up. I’m sure this series will follow suit. 🙂

  6. 7

    So glad I found your blog! (via Pinterest) Finally, someone like ME out in the blogosphere of Homekeeping. Someone whose BEFORE photos actually look like my home! You encourage me to leave my slobbish ways behind. Thank you!

  7. 9

    What a delightful topic for 31 days! Glad I joined in the fun and ran into you. Looking forward to reading more 😉


  8. 10

    HAHHAA LOVE THIS! I’m the MASTER at making excuses when it comes to organization and routine because ‘I’m Tired’ usually ranks up at the top. LOL I wish you the best of luck and am looking forward to reading your 31 day journey!

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