Monday, September 25, 2006


I'm on vacation this week and I must say the first day of vacation was a productive one. I am on a mission to get my house cleaned up so that I won't be embarrassed to invite people over. It's not so much that it's dirty but I have TOO MUCH STUFF and really need to get rid of some things!!! Case in point, a couple of weeks ago I cleaned out my closet and my dresser drawers. FIVE (yes that's right FIVE) bags of clothes, a box of purses and a sleeping bag went to the St. Vincent DePaul Society.

Anyway, today I cleaned the bathroom for TWO HOURS!!!! Before anyone panics it wasn't QUITE that dirty but I also went through the storage (supposed to be a linen closet) closet and the medicine chest. Have some stuff to donate to charity (WHY do I need THREE hairdryers????) and a BUNCH of stuff to throw out.

I really should have taken before and after pictures, but I think I might have been too embarrassed to show the before.

Of course as soon as I was done I messed it all up and took a shower...

I also spent my hour watching Martha Stewart today shredding the HUGE pile of credit cards applications I have received in the mail that I just kept piling up on the shredder. Apparently I thought the shredder fairy was coming over.

Plus I have a box of videos, two bags of books (big huge tote bags) and mixed box of CDs and books that are headed to the half price book store tomorrow for resale. I know I won't get much (you never do) but I need the space and really need to get rid of some things.

Still on the agenda is to inventory the yarn in the craft room, clean the kitchen cupboards out (someone at work mentioned they could use some dishes), move out the current utility cart and assemble the new one that is still in the trunk from Walmart and clean out another bookshelf and the rest of the CDs (the ones in the bag were cleaned out at least a year ago).

Oh and I have knitting guild and book group this week. After this my 43 hour work week will be a vacation.

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