Friday, December 29, 2006

knitting, puttering, and the west wing

hubby bought me the complete series of west wing about three weeks ago. the past three days have consisted of knitting, puttering around the house and watching the west wing. it's been absolutely sublime.

wednesday night around 9 p.m. i started what i'm calling "the great closet reorganization of 2006" wherein i pulled EVERYTHING out of the closet in our diningroom and spread it out on the floor in the livingroom and sorted and organized and consolidated. it was a big mess. thinking about it now i should have taken a before, during and after picture.

one huge garbage bag of stuff tossed (i decided i didn't need to keep all the birthday cards i've received in the past nine years), a serious pile of stuff to donate somewhere (anyone need a fish tank?), and everything else put away tidily in uniform clear rubbermaid boxes and into the closet and i'm feeling pretty good.

i've also managed to unpack all four boxes of junk i brought home from the office and either found a place for the stuff or put the stuff near where i think it will belong. i can't believe how much crap i had in the corners of that tiny cubicle i've lived in for the past two plus years.

there is still plenty of stuff burying the diningroom table, but i think that i'm seeing bare spots here & there.

i've also managed to finish a sock this morning. i started that on christmas eve. i'll start the other sock tonight before bed. AND i just bound off on a scarf that i've been carrying around with me for the past few weeks. i just need to weave in ends and block it.

nevermind that i haven't gotten out of my pajamas today. that's beside the point. the point is that i made amazing tuna melts for dinner and i couldn't be happier.


  1. Have you considered using "freecycle". I'm pretty sure that someone on the Northshore group was looking for a fishtank recently!

    Check it out:

  2. What size is the tank? Your niece is jonesing for a pet (she is even having dreams about mice!)

    Happy New Year!