My mom came into town this past weekend and left me with a new printer. She’s been saying for years that I needed one (I do), and when am I going to get one (soon), and finally she just broke down and bought me an all-in-one HP. I don’t know what my deal was with getting a printer. It just seemed like one of those things that as soon as I bought, I’d get a free one or it would be on sale or something. Turns out, if you wait for half a decade, you WILL get a free one! Patience rocks!
I had been fantasizing for months about what I would do with this printer. Priority number one: coupons! I always see printable coupons online for my favorite products, but I was still stuck paying full price like a sucker. So the first two hours after set-up were just spent scouring the internet for printable grocery coupons. I printed myself a grocery list. I printed out tabs for my coupon folder. I printed out a menu to plot my meals on. I was on a printing ROLL. Life was going to be SO GOOD.
By the next day, coupons and folder weren’t cutting it anymore. I went onto MarthaStewart.com, and began to greedily eye all the organizational suggestions. Those could be my closets. And my kitchen. And my office. And all I needed were some nice printed labels.
(PS: Your eyes do not deceive you. I stuck the labels over my old ones to get the right thickness.) (PPS: Still an improvement.)
Jason came home later, and saw all the scissors and paper in the office. “What… did you do?” he wondered.
“Look around you!” I said. “Look at the ORGANIZATION!” Right about here, I gave My Printer a fond look.
“It looks kind of the same. Did you just put labels on everything?”
He raised an eyebrow. I continued, “Go upstairs and look at your closet! It’s all organized, too!”
Jason and I stared at the glory of my labels for a minute. Then he was like, “I could clearly see what was in them before.”
“But now you can read! You can read what’s in them without looking!”
J eyed the big SOCKS sticker on his drawer. ” …Thanks,” he finally offered. He even gave me a little head kiss on the way out. He didn’t even say this was possibly the biggest waste of time, paper, and ink that has ever happened in our family. He just let me be happy.
He also knows if I keep this up, I’ll probably get to all those boxes in the garage he’s been avoiding, and that’s a win-win for everybody.
(These pictures seriously make me want to label more things. I’m sure there’s things in the pantry not clearly marked. And I could print some art, too, while I’m at it. I could print letters to people I don’t talk to enough. I could print Halloween boxes to fill with more printed goodness. I can PRINT ANYTHING I WANT MWAHAHAHAHA. THE POWER.)
( …I hope this thing never runs out of ink, because I’m way too cheap to refill it.) (Another problem for another day, I guess.)