Friday, October 23, 2020

An It's Going to Be Different Weekly Link Round-Up


I'm weird. I've never denied it. "Organized" is probably the most common word that's been used to describe me. I don't think it's in my DNA unless it skipped several generations because I've had to go through deceased loved ones' belongings. I mean, once you find 107 single socks stuffed in all sorts of nooks and crannies, you get the impression that the person who did it wasn't particularly organized... But I'm beginning to digress. I stumbled across a series called The Home Edit on Netflix, and it's almost perfect for me. Lots of purging and categorizing and containing and labeling... *sigh* Nirvana! The two organizing gurus have me changing my terminology, too. I've always called 'em "lazy Susans" even though I wondered who on earth the original Susan was and-- just how lazy was she? On The Home Edit, they're called "turntables"-- and they even have divided ones. Be still, my heart! I now have a divided turntable in the main bathroom and made my own dividers for the one I have by my chair in the family room. Now I'm fighting the urge to buy more, more, more. Get hold of yourself, Cathy!

Now... you may have noticed that I said that this program was almost perfect for me. Why isn't it? Because if I had a dollar for every time those two gurus used the word "like," I'd be able to buy up the world's supply of divided turntables. It's gotten so bad a couple of times that I watched with the sound turned off. Have any of you ever done that? It just, like, hurts my brain! Ow!

Before I mosey out to the link corral, I just wanted to mention that the upcoming holiday season is going to be so much different from what most of us are used to, and we should start planning accordingly. That especially goes for gifting. I came across something on Facebook that I will share with you here. Some of the things on the list may not apply depending on lockdown guidelines, but many of them do. Think outside the box this year. It could really make a difference in people's lives.

Enjoy the links!


►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
►Crafty Little Gems◄
►The Happy Wanderer◄
►Fascinating Folk◄
►I ♥ Lists◄

That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.

Stay safe! Stay healthy! And don't forget to curl up with a good book!


  1. I fantasise if I had the $ to buy organiser stuff I’d be a more organised person, by sadly I don’t think it would make much difference!

    1. You're not alone. I know two people who have sunk untold sums of money into organizational items, and the only results were leaving both of them poorer. You're saving yourself money, that's what you're doing!

  2. I like the idea of getting everything organized and in its place, Cathy. I try to do that, myself. And I do see the value of it. I'm not as good at it as I wish I was, but I work at it! Oh, and I couldn't agree more about the word, 'like!' Now, I want to go visit that Roman villa - I'll bet there'd be plenty of space there to put things... ;-)

  3. I'm afraid "organized" is not the word people would use to describe me now. I have fits and starts, followed by procrastination.

    1. That describes most of us. My organizational spurts are always followed by periods of sloth.

  4. Well, I am organized and neat, but I can't always follow through
    on my plans. So some things are not finished. I need caffeine and chocolate to give me a push.
    I do have a Lazy Susan in the refrigerator for cheeses. It used to be in my cabinet, but it's more useful here. Need more of them.


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