January 21st, 2019

Freedom from traffic

I gave great thanks this morning to Martin Luther King for whom I hold totally responsible for the open roads to and from the pool today. Even the pool itself was a bit traffic free. It was lovely.

IMG_20190121_074658

The mess that is my living room table today looks way better in this photo than in real life. I need to get this under control. I need to figure out a way to enjoy putting these kits together without making an unholy mess of my living room.

I was thinking about it while I was swimming today and I think I have what may be a doable plan... organize and containerize by room.

Tools in one container.
Living room in one.
Kitchen in one.
Bedroom in one.
Bathroom in one.
Everything else in one.

I think that's a doable plan. Then I need pull out only the room I'm working on at any one time.

So that's today's project. And maybe finishing up the kitchen.

It's really chilly in here this morning. I just got dressed in layers and I have a cat draped over one knee so it's warming up a little.

My new ottoman arrives today. If it works - looks nice, is tall enough, then I will order another one. That mustard colored ottoman in the photo doesn't really roll well and is a little too short. It could use another job in the house.

Also I might make a trip to Grocery Outlet for that cheese. But, I also might not.

I think now I'm going to get started on that organize thing instead of just sitting here being cold. Diversion! Plus, Zoey thinks she's now ready for breakfast.

IMG_20190121_050412_267

Dining chair problem solved

So the ottoman arrived from Wayfair and it is beyond perfect for what I need. No matter how many times I check and double check measurements the size of something is always a surprise to me. This time, a delightful one. It is way bigger and taller than I imagined and, since it is also storage... yeah!!!

It sits fine and rolls very nicely on the carpet. Two of them will look nice under the table and make fine seating so... I just ordered another one. The mustard one is going to have to find a new home. I don't really have room for it but it but I hate to give it up.

IMG_20190121_162903

It might be noted that there appears to have been no tidying done. WRONG. I tidied it up nicely and those bags on the floor hold stuff for different rooms. But then I got busy and not messy all over again.

Kitchen is done. I left the glue bottle there for perspective.

IMG_20190121_104104_887

The bathroom is more than half done. I'm making progress.

I took a break this morning and decided to go to Grocery Outlet and then maybe grab a big mac for lunch. As I pulled out of the garage my pants rang. It was ljtourist who had the day off and was thinking maybe we could meet for lunch. Timing! He haz it. I went and picked him up and we did Thai and it was delish. AND I have enough for dinner.

I am just staring at that ottoman. It is so nice! And so perfect. Some days ya just get lucky.