Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Another Quick Up-Date

D's sister A is coming this weekend.  That realization occurred to me this morning so as soon as I finish this entry, I must email her and warn her about the current state of - well, not quite chaos, but a bit more than disarray in our home.  The positive thing is that upstairs is much as usual.  It's the downstairs . . .

Today I continued on the dismantlement of the family room.  Some smaller pieces of furniture were removed, other pieces had drawers removed, shelves were partially divested of fragile contents, and a modest number of books were sorted into keep, give away, or throw away.  That took only a few hours of morning time, and the same will be done tomorrow, and the next day, and the next.  By the time A comes, the family room will be a bit less - well, just a bit less than everything it has been in the past.

This is a job that I am enjoying so far.  First of all, I haven't had to give up all my time to plunge in up to my neck.  I've been able to work at it slowly - which also means carefully and thoughtfully.  With any luck, I will be able to continue at this pace and therefore avoid the "I-can't-stand-it-any-more-so-I'm-going-to-throw-it-all-away" tendency that strikes when one is overwhelmed.

So as you have most likely realized, I was able to spend the afternoon in the studio working on the quilt.  Tonight I can happily report that out of the 15 items (the list grew a little) on my "to do" list 8 items have been completed.  If my schedule can be similar tomorrow, I hope to knock off another 3 items.

All is well.


  1. wow - sounds like you got an awful lot accomplished yesterday!!
    Keep it up.

  2. I don't know how you keep your cool. But then again, I put more time into the garden then I planned and decided to put it on the garden club tour. So I guess I have been soldiering on as well. While very pleased with my accomplishments, perhaps putting the garden on tour is premature. It's pleasing to me, but I'm not sure that translates to interest by others.