21 January 2014

Planning an LNS trip

I am heading to my LNS this weekend, if it doesn't snow. I haven't been in over 18 months--proof I've reached S.A.B.L.E.--but I've been working hard doing OT, and I really want the Forest Friends charts, so I'm determined to get there. I don't know if there will be anything else too tempting to pass up. I kitted up the Prairie Schooler Winter Samplers from a long time ago, but I want to do them in frosty blues on grey (I don't know why the designer did browns on tan, that is not frosty and wintry to me--granted, my interpretation may bomb worse, but we'll see) and I don't have a single piece of grey evenweave or linen. How did this happen? This is why I would never become a successful Doomsday Prepper--I have everything except what I actually need, so I am probably not the best person to face the zombie invasion with.

We finally got all the decorations down after Christmas. It feels better, like I can actually breathe again. I love Christmas, please don't think I don't, but, by the time the holiday is over, I'm so done and ready for summer. I have my winter stuff still out--Left-brain was confused as to why I left out snowmen and pinecones, but I think I have him straightened out. I even managed to make a new decoration this year, one of those glass cubes with lights inside it, and a vinyl cut-out in the front. I'll post a pic when the camera charges, but it is pretty good for being something I did right after breakfast one weekend morning back in the fall. I'm debating about whether or not to put out the few Valentine's Day tidbits I have out, but I may just stick the flag outside, put the dishes out my mom bought for us for our first married Valentine's Day, and call it "done". I don't know though.

It's snowing now--we're supposed to get between 8-14 inches. On Sunday, it was a chance of snow showers. At least I don't commute and Left-brain didn't go in today. We'll just do what we have to do, maybe do a bit of sledding at lunch. And, yes, I went up this morning in the spitting snow and got milk, tortilla chips, and Coke. I told Left-brain that me, marooned in a house in the snow with no ready caffeine would not be good. He, of course, wanted to head out this morning to buy a new TV--ABSOLUTELY NOT. And of course, Metro Crazyville does not have a BestBuy,just a Walmart, and so he wanted to go to the next biggest city, 20 miles away in the snow, with our daughter. ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY NO. So they're watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

OHHH, and the storage issue came to a head. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE MY HOUSE. It's beautiful, but it's either a starter home, or a home you would move into when your kids leave the nest. It's not a house for 30-somethings to try to raise a child in--it ain't happening well. And since we aren't in a position to move quite yet, we're here.  I'm tired of having my stuff all boxed up and unavailable, and working in my office with a towering pile of plastic tubs in the corner of my eye, threatening to fall over, and the garage being full of various and sundry seemingly sharp objects at shin level, plus the inevitable junk (I know I rant about the car parts that are in there, but, seriously,  Left-brain has cleaned the garage about 3 times in the past year and those tires are still in there, and they need to go, along with my boxes to Goodwill), so he finally decided to put in a shed or two. And I told him, when we redo my office, I want bookcases. I don't care where they come from, I am having them. I told him, and logically so, that having two or three bookcases would get rid of a bunch of those tubs, because that is where my "library" is. And it would be nice to be able to access them quickly. And to paint this room. And put in some new curtains. Plus, the house would show better when we inevitably sell it to another person seeking a starter home. I'm excited about that.

Anyway, I think I'm a little complainy today, so will leave. If you are in the snowy areas, stay warm inside.

1 comment:

Stitchinowl said...

I can understand why you kept the snowmen out. I talked my husband into keeping out my Santa collection for a few more weeks. I hate putting it away, my Santas are so cheery. As for a bigger house...Trust me, if you moved into a bigger house, you would probably just accumulate more stuff....ask me how I know :)
Stay warm,

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls