What is, you ask?? The total MESS in my office/den. I'm off today (sort of) so I thought that I would tackle it-- at least start it last night. What a mistake!! First of all, I worked all day and should have known I would start to fade mid-way.
In this cold and darkness, I start to eye up the bed around 10pm. Second, I have to take my mom for her check-up and food shopping today so a good chunk of the day is already committed elsewhere. Third-- it's a total MESS in here!!! Trash bags everywhere, filled to the brim. Books to be donated piled on the dining room table. Paint junk everywhere. ARRRGGGG! What have I gotten myself into?? LOL.
Ok, I'm overwhelmed. It's so bad that I'm too embarrassed to post the 'before' pics. The thing is that I just must get myself organized. Last January, it was the weight thing, this year it's getting rid of my pack-rat books, papers, and junk, junk, junk! I was successful with the weight loss, so I am ready to take in this challenge and trust me, it IS a challenge.
When you're in an apartment like I am, space is at a premium. I am in a large apt, but I've lived here forever and every inch of space has to be used productively. Plus, while I love my apt, I hate the very limited closet space. So this must be done! I can't use the den as a junk room because I use it as an office as well as an area to store all my crafting goodies. It's a tiny, tiny room, as you'll see when I finally post the 'after' pics, but it is functional. Now I'm not too sure when I'll get to painting the walls -- maybe not until Feb or March -- so i gotta cover the walls for now with -- well-- something -- will hit the thrift shops this weekend and see what goodies I can get. By the way, Janene, no -- the pics I post of the Philly skyline are not the view from my apt. I actually look out over the river, so it's very green and open. I used to live in the city when I was in my 30's but no way would I live downtown again!! Too much huubbb-bubbb and noise and traffic nightmares and craziness (and crime!). I'm about 15 minutes outside the city.
Well, blogger-buds -- I shall return!! By late tonite, I may be still standing, and if so, pics will follow!
Have a great Wednesday, and stay warm! It's freeeeezing here, but like Rue, I'm a winter girl and love it!
New handmades tonight!
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