Another box of crap bites the dust! And I was done by NOON. I was actually excited about the prospect of getting rid of the stuff. And before I knew it, the box was full again. I was tempted to keep working, but I had other things on the agenda, and I didn't want to exhaust myself with this task. But now I'm eyeing the table in the office and guestimating the number of boxes it'll take to clear it! I'm not out of the woods yet, but let's see what we can do.
Here's the lid of the box. I bought this years ago when I thought the best way to handle the mess was to buy another pretty box and fill it with crap. There are a few cute boxes in this room, and I hope there will only be a few left when I'm done. All sorted, of course!
|My sorting box|
I think I will need a shelf to store some of the stuff I want to keep, but I am NOT allowed to figure that out until I've got a handle on what's here. I have a plastic set of drawers, but one wheel has broken off, and it's time to replace it (if needed).
This is what was in the box for yesterday.
|The contents of the yesterday's box|
More fabric went into the community project bin for Diane to work her magic.
And while this date is nothing to what my mom would have in her house, it's old. August 30 - 1996. Good grief -- why did I hang onto that? It was actually being used as a bookmark, and well - it's gone.
|An OLD receipt|
I have a bucket with stuff that I'd like to investigate further, but I'm trying very hard to keep that to a minimum, and when I've gone through everything, I can leisurely go through that container. Several boxes in, and not much has been set aside, but I figured I had to keep it somewhere if something needed more investigating. This will save the sorting time.
|More quilt tops to be quilted|
|Child's quilt one - DONE|
|Child's quilt two - DONE|
|Child's quilt three - DONE|
I managed to get three quilts done for community projects. These were pieced by Diane and included backing. The next three small quilts I pulled had no backings, but that was an easy fix. With ZERO regrets or qualms on my part, I went to my stash and quickly found fabric for the next three quilts. A win-win -- my stash WILL get reduced, and these quilts will get quilted.
|Customer quilt - DONE|
It will be an intense week of quilting as I'm trying to get that backlog out of my house by the end of the month, and it will happen. And I'm away for 10 days starting next week.
|Weed-free zone in the backyard|
We'll have some workers here on Monday, and I see a shrub in the back (bottom left corner) that I'd like removed. It has completely dwarfed the hostas beneath it, and I hope they have some time to do that for me. I figure I have another four nights of weeding, and I should have the place looking spotless. Thankfully once that initial spring weeding is done, it stays relatively clean all summer.
So the other thing I did yesterday was to get out on my bike. Something I haven't done yet this year. Do you know how good that felt?
|My NEW mat|
I need to get out more. It's great exercise, and the weather was perfect. I went for 27 KM, and I rode entirely in the city, but I swear I hit every stop light, so it took a while. But that's OK. I tried to stay mainly on the bike lanes and the multi-purpose trails -- just because it was loads of fun, although I might avoid the path around the lake again as there were tons of people, and I do NOT have a bell. So caution was in order.
|One of the multi-purpose trails|
It was great fun to just ride with ZERO destination in mind. And one other thing I love is that if you get into a spot with no exit - keep looking. I took the paths to the large transit stop, and the trail stopped, but I kept riding through the parking lot and spotted an exit (for bikes and pedestrians), so I went in one side and out the other. That was a pretty neat discovery.
|Part of the view on my ride in the city|
|My points for geocaching|
|Slack in Murphy's leash?|
|Happy go lucky, Lexi|
|No pictures, please!|
|The plug in the WRONG spot, according to Carol|
|Empty boxes to get rid of|