Monday, June 29, 2009

Following Through

My guess is that no one really reads this, but that's okay. I do not have delusions that tons of interweb lurkers are clamoring to read the pointless little tidbits I post about my mundane life. You see, this blog is more a motivational tool than anything else. If I write about something I intend to do, there is a far greater chance of my actually doing it than if I just make a mental note of it on my imaginary "to do" list (and then promptly forget about it, blow it off, or talk myself out of it). If I can convince myself that somehow, some way, I'll be letting my little imaginary online followers down by failing to do something I've written about, I'm much more inclined to follow through. As for today, however, I'm only reporting on things I've already done.
So, as promised, I shall proceed to post about the fantastic rearranging of the bedroom!
Having eliminated the desk that never quite fit, I was able to move the bed back to a more appropriate spot. The small dresser came out from behind the door (now it opens all the way!), and I gave (my side of) the closet a much-needed overhaul.shame on me for not having done this sooner

Today, Albert and I spent the afternoon together across the lake before my evening class. We walked down Magazine Street and got him some bitchin Richard-Simmons-esque sweatbands at American Apparel and checked out a music shop where he drooled over some amp or another. I also picked up some regionally relevant postcards for Postcrossing (I'm sure the good people of Finland have grown weary of receiving my handmade cards).

Friday, June 26, 2009

Summer Cleaning

Although I started my Spring Cleaning while it was still actually spring, it seems to have spilled over into the summer. The goal has been to eliminate as much stuff as possible (fiercely), and to make the house feel neat, organized, and comfortable. A tall order, indeed, for someone who lives in a trailer. Anyway, things really started coming together last night when we realized that, having been liberated from the CABLE, we could finally move the T.V., thus allowing for glorious rearranging of the entire living room (with the exception of the giant sofa that can really only go in one spot).
I brought my little desk back out from where it had languished in the bedroom (for some reason I thought I'd get more work done if the desk was tucked away - not true, it turned out), and now my computer has a home! Just because it's a laptop shouldn't mean that it has to be a nomad, constantly roaming from the sofa to the ottoman to the kitchen table, etc. We finally took the wood glue to our crappy LACK coffee table and now it doesn't wobble anymore, nor is it sunk down in the corner next to the big sofa that is much too tall to render the table useful as anything except a hiding spot for the dog. Now it is by the door - a place for the phone (which needs replacing, but oh well), the modem, and our shoes which were previously strewn about the entryway all the time. Furthermore, the little bookshelf that used to be by the door was emptied of the handful of books and random stuff it used to hold, and now serves as a much needed annex to the DVD/game collection. Now, if I can just find permanent homes for all the things I've displaced... Onward to the bedroom!