The old year is gone but the clutter it made in my life (and house) is still here! What do I mean? Well, it is but normal to accumulate all kinds of stuff in a year. There are the soda plastic bottles, ketchup bottles, shampoo bottles, medicine bottles, all waiting to be sent to the neighborhood junkyard in the hope of collecting a few meager pesos. There are Ethan's and D2's tons of used paper (i.e. test, homework) neatly (not!) piled here and there, with me feeling unsure if I should keep them or sent them to the junkyard with the plastic and glass bottles. Now, there are envelopes and envelopes and envelopes of 2012 bills all waiting to be filed away somewhere. I would like to just gather all the junk that has accumulated in the house. How I wish I could start 2013 with nary a paper out of place. Maybe it's time to shop for some metal storage cabinets.