Onward and upward (knock on wood)

No, I was not in the best of moods on No Politics Day. Somehow I was thinking that it didn’t turn out how I expected it to. Except that, after a night’s sleep, I realized that it turned out EXACTLY how I expected. That is, I didn’t expect anything of it other than dinner out with whoever happened to be around and we did that and we had a good time, so what the heck was the problem? I think that it’s because *last* year, I had similar expectations and various serendipitous visits from young out-of-town relatives (my niece and my cousin’s son) caused reality to completely exceed my expectations resulting in No Politics Day going on for something like five days. This year was much more typical. It was just what I wanted and it was lovely. I think I was in mourning because I knew that it would all be over so soon.


But guess what? Today I woke up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, filled with positive energy for moving forward, so what did we do? Along with the usual Saturday chores and errands, we dropped off some stuff at Kiwanis and then the GG said, “Let’s go clean out 640.” I was in mid-blurt, “NO!” and then I thought, well, why not at least go over and *visit* 640 because, outside of a couple of oriental rugs that don’t fit in the Landfill, I do not really remember what’s over there!

Two years ago, we were feeling overwhelmed by all of the STUFF in the Landfill Dungeon. Our stuff. Stuff from the C-fam Archives. The Commander’s Stuff. The Beach Urchins’ Stuff. We rented a storage unit. That’s what I asked for for No Politics Day that year and that’s what I got and I was *very* happy. We schlepped 13 boxes (and the oriental rugs) and… Well… I think when we rented it, we had visions of filling it up with stuff, cleaning out the dungeon, and I do not know from there. That never exactly happened. In fact, I’m not sure we ever got back over there until today. Seem like a waste of money? Maybe. But both of us agree that renting 640 was the right thing to do at the time. We were overwhelmed and somehow knowing that we had a little bit of extra space somewhere allowed us to move on. Not that we did that right away but that might be a whole ‘nother story.


Anyway, we pulled four boxes out of that place this morning and after I had “processed” those down to approximately one-and-a-half boxes (lots of bubble-wrap…) we went back over there and grabbed four more boxes and I am partly through *those* too! There’s not much left in there. It’s not like we have left a vee-hickle with a dead flutist in there, or even a dead cat…

Also, I have found a *second* home for some of my quilt fabric. Of all things, the art gallery / museum where Lizard Breath works is looking for fabric for an upcoming quilting prodject. I have been packaging my fabric in plastic grocery store bags, like the one below. I figure they hold a small enough amount of fabric that no one will be overwhelmed, plus they are easy to carry. So these are my “units”. As in “How many bags of fabric do you want?”


Oooohhhhh yes. January Thaw anyone? 42 degrees and sunny as all getout when I hiked to the Plum Market (for the second time) this afternoon. Felt soooooooooooooooooooooooooo goooooooooooooood! Mouse is here for dinner (trout) and she and the GG are walking over there now. It’s still warm but probably not so much tomorrow. Still, we didn’t get any kind of a blasted thaw throughout last year’s “polar vortex” winter. I’ll take it!

Love y’all,

One Response to “Onward and upward (knock on wood)”

  1. Margaret Says:

    Wow, it was 42 here today until it warmed up and starting pouring buckets out of the sky. 🙂 It sounds like a very productive day!! I always feel better when I have one, although it’s difficult to force myself to get started on BEING productive.