I am so horribly bad at keeping my Inbox clean. I hardly ever delete things. I don’t know why. It’s easy to just click “delete” and have a message disappear, but I don’t always do that. I guess I think I might need the email later? But, really, do I need to keep FB messages, Google Alerts, and advertisements for months? It’s become so bad that my Thunderbird program keeps asking if it can compact things to speed everything up.

Plus, I’m so slow at responding to emails. I read everything when it comes in, but then I tell myself I’ll respond to it later. I think I do that because I don’t want to give the impression that I’m just sitting around waiting for emails, but whatever. I love emails, and there’s no reason to wait to respond, so… New Year’s Resolution time!

I resolve to answer answerable emails immediately!

I also resolve to immediately delete deletable emails!

We’ll see how long those resolutions last. Hopefully, they’ll become habits! My inboxes are out of control. Yeah. Inboxes. I have three of them. One is my old one which I’m going to try to shut down soon. Then, I have my business email and my personal email. I’m going to keep those two, of course, but I need to find a way to organize things better.

Today, though, I’m doing The Great American Inbox(es) Cleanout! I have thousands of emails to go through. I’m hoping there isn’t anything important that’s been lost in all the clutter!

Other Things

Received a jury summons last week. Am extremely annoyed. It’s not that I don’t want to do my civic duty or anything, but I swear my name comes up every two years. It’s like every time I become eligible to serve again, my name is immediately drawn. This is the third time in the six and a half years I’ve lived in this county. My husband has only been called once. Grr.

Fortunately, I have an excuse for at least the next five years! I knew there was a reason I decided to have kids!

Spreaking of those kids, they are taking over my house and they can’t even crawl yet! They received so much stuff for Christmas! I, literally, don’t have any place to put it all. Pre-kids, I was never bothered by clutter and I didn’t need to have everything clean and sparkly, but now? Now, I’m going bonkers. We can barely walk in our living room because there’s a blanket on the floor and a play mat and two bouncy seat things that we still feed them in, and TWO swings, and a rolly storage shelf with bibs, burp cloths, and extra clothes because they’re so messy. Oh, and there’s a huge excersaucer and a box of toys.

It’s completely stressing me out. Every time I sit down to work on The Shattered Dark (still loving my title!), I start thinking about all the other bajillion things I need to do.

I don’t know how people do the whole parenting thing with a job. I’m truly impressed by everyone who’s pulling it off because I am so not pulling it off.

Anyway, I’m off to do something productive!