Tuesday, January 18, 2011
A little conversation
Blech... I think I'd rather have snow than this very cold, rainy, foggy day. We're to return to snow by this evening so maybe this is just a day to teach me not to complain about slipping and sliding... at least snow is beautiful to look at... especially through the window when it accompanies blustery conditions.
I think all the "inside the house" organizing is finished, requiring constant vigilance to keep it looking good. Some will be easy, those cabinets and drawers I rarely frequent. Others such as my side of the closet require more thought and attention. But now they all have "good bones" so to speak, making such vigilance quite a bit easier than before.
The garage has been receiving attention off and on as it relates to the inside projects. I should work on it before the sub-zero weather hits this weekend. You can place a bet in Las Vegas... should you be a betting type... I will not be in the garage in those temperatures. I would say only an emergency load of laundry would get me out there.
One of the unexpected results of all this peeking into boxes and such has been to find long lost items as well as those I forgot I owned. For instance, the missing cup to Grandmother's china as well as the coffee cups which match my wedding china were in a box in the garage which I thought only held items I was thinking of giving to Goodwill.
Oh, my... certainly glad I didn't give the box away without looking through it first! All are now safely set onto their appropriate shelving and the remainder of the box on the "give to charity" table in the garage... no longer to sit in a kind of garage shelf purgatory where they are not remembered or appreciated. Now I know where everything is... almost.
My reading has gone by the wayside as this overwhelming need to clean and organize has been taken advantage of, one should never let such feelings and leanings go wasted for once accomplished... sighs of relief and a slight hearing of the Hallelujah chorus in the background. Life is almost ready for that time in which the lawn and garden will begin making demands... almost... not quite... more cozy reading days ahead.
How I wish I could respond to all comments. I can do better once the garage has been organized. I can respond about books, the Elizabeth Edwards book sounds very interesting. I expect my library has it. D., YES... write me at firstname.lastname@example.org. :)
I was very surprised to see The Farm Chick's Christmas book on the New Nonfiction shelf. I loved the cookbook but wasn't sure I'd like a book all about Christmas, especially since I had read it has few recipes. However, it is a lovely book with great crafting ideas and lots of vintage decorating pictures. I have it another week to peruse a few times. Highly recommended for those who love to do Christmas crafting for home and gifts.
I'm continuing through Faithful Women and Their Extraordinary God, although I won't try to read all of the chapters in this sitting. I'll save some for later, perhaps putting it in my purse for my "waiting at McDonald's reading" and such. After reading the chapter about Sarah Edwards again, I have definitely added Marriage to a Difficult Man to my "purchase someday" list. I think I mentioned that a desire this year is to learn more about Johnathan Edwards and the affect his ministry had on pre-Revolutionary War America. Anyway, 18th Century America is my favorite period of history to study.
I brought a couple tea books home from the library for quick perusal and once I have a little more uninterrupted time (that being what one is rewarded with when the children are grown)... I will immerse myself in The Lord of the Rings trilogy again. That should be soon. :)