My lazy weekend from the last post turned into two weeks of a lot to do. My house is a disaster. I’ve been pulling things out of cabinets, closets, and drawers, and tossing, recycling, and giving away. Of course that should lead to putting things back, but it hasn’t.
I’ve been spending 1 week in each room of my house making myself love it or get rid of it. My bedroom and craftroom/office are the worst!
In my office, I have a path from the door to my desk and there are things piled all over the desk, boxes all over the place that contain things to pack, things to kit (and take with me short term), things to sell, and thing to give away.
It’s a wonder my dresser isn’t groaning from all the things stacked on top. I’m trying to go through all the drawers and get rid of clothes I haven’t worn in awhile and won’t need in the hotter climates of Arizona. It gets easier each day since I’m tired of looking at the clutter and have started tossing more in the give away bag (which sits on the floor between the dresser and the closet that I have to trip over every time I do laundry! 😆
I’m constantly having to clean off my dining table as it’s turned into a staging area for stuff M and I need to talk about, and the list we’ve started keeping of things that need to happen before, or shortly after, we move.
Plants are coming down, pots are being emptied, and some are being thrown away or given away.
We still have a storage facility that M has been weeding out over the past many months – my piano is in there, too – but we really need to get all of it cleaned out over the next 3 weeks.
Cooking the smothered steak mentioned in the last post, led to
craving needing wanting fried chicken. Would you like my recipe? Buttermilk is involved 🙂 and I’ll share how I make mashed potatoes, too 🙂 I’m having leftovers for lunch today.
Hiring the realtor in our last post has led to us now having 17 houses to look at, and an appointment with our bank this afternoon to sign our pre-approval.
Looking at those 17 homes (online), and talking about maybe having to live in a furnished apartment short-time if we can’t find a home on our trip, led to my dreaming all night long about living in a 1 bedroom apartment with the puppies and crating them while I left for laundry or grocery duty. It was like watching a TV show! The puppies probably wouldn’t like it much.
My work getting really busy has led to my possibly working every Saturday (except this coming Saturday) until my last week. I worked this past Saturday and, other than being an idiot and forgetting to mail everything I did, it was wonderful to walk in this morning and know exactly everything I needed to get done today. Of course, that was before I saw the note, from #1 attorney, stating I needed to create a bazillion subpoenaes and go to Kinkos to get posters done for exhibits, and oh, yeah, make sure all of our depo transcripts are summarized. See….Saturdays.
Working this past Saturday, led to my not getting to go to my monthly stitchin, but M “nagged” me into stitching that evening and that led to a happy dance, which led to a new start.
Finished Red, White & Blue by Cricket Collection. Stitched with recommended silks, but substituted silver instead of gold, on Lambswool. I will be taking it, and another small design, in for framing this week.
Started A Wife’s Prayer by Erica Michaels. Using recommended fibers and 40ct Maritime White by Lakeside Linens.
The photos above were from my phone. Still camera shopping, passively, but shopping.
So, there should be more stitching tonight, and leftover chicken, and probably some laundry since I don’t want anything on my mind this coming Friday – Sunday except thinking about what a good time I’m having with Melissa and Darla while we are stitching at the beach!
As of today, I am 46 days away from MY retirement. That counter over there >>>>>>> is for M’s retirement.
’til next time!
P.S. Am I the only one who’s ready for football stitching???
Oh, I so know where you are coming. I started to clean my file cabinet and now I have stuff everywhere! Help!!! One job just seems to lead to another!
Congrats on counting down to retirement. I’ll bet these last few days are just flying.
Kathy, I feel like it’s getting worse the more I’m in there! LOL
Red, white and Blue is awesome!!! Can’t wait to see more progress on A Wife’s Prayer!!
Thanks Lana. I think I have about 50 red border stitches in it. Hopefully I can add to that tonight.
Ooooh, your Red, White, & Blue turned out beautifully!! I can’t wait for our beachy weekend! 😀
Thanks! I’ll bring it this weekend. I’m really enjoying the way the new design is looking all faded and vintage-y (my new word!).