Wow! Just had a 30 minute power nap, and I’m still pretty fatigued. All the excitement and adrenaline was worth the work of baking and decorating. I had to put a lot of things away today, since it kind of looked like a hurricane in the kitchen. Mission accomplished, and it seems as if everything else is brought to your attention when you’re cleaning counter tops off. You end up getting the big guns out, polishing the counter tops, and using some Pledge on the wooden cabinets with sticky fingerprints on it. Yes, we are guilty as charged on that count.
Then the floors needed cleaning, and the leather stools at the counter and the chairs at the table needed attention, too. At any rate, it’s all part of getting the house cleaned up well and less cluttered, so I have a good start on it. I’m planning in my mind what I need to do; Part of cleaning the Babe’s office is going through a ton of papers. I hate to admit, I’m not good at filing things, but at least they’re all gathered in one area. Then, I can get the papers needed for doing the income tax.
So, I figure in addition to writing, in January I’ll be cleaning the Babe’s office very well. Cleaning out the old electronics, etc., and dusting everything in the curio cabinet. Carpets will be cleaned. And then, I’ll be set to do the taxes in very early February, or whenever the paperwork is all sorted.
I have big ideas about how to rearrange my office studio, too. I need to keep a chair in front of the window for Lexie to keep me company. I may switch out the chair she uses now with part of the wicker set we had on the deck. It should be just the right size, and Lexie liked the cushioned chairs when we used that set on the deck. Some of my cubbys need to go back down into my craft room. I need more room for working on books, quilts and clothing next year. I want time with all my hobbies, in addition to the writing I am planning.
We had our bedroom painted by professionals. It was something we had a hard time deciding, because we always did the work ourselves. At this stage of our lives, we don’t need to be up on ladders or trying to reach corners and window ledges. It’s time to hire it done. We did, and they were wonderful.
So now, I want to take the chair from my office, which matches the chair in our bedroom (that is covered with clothes that need to be hung up), and have a little reading nook/place to set things while I get dressed. I have a cute little area rug ordered for it, we just need to move a couple of dressers. I hope the chest and dresser don’t look silly next to each other. But who’s going to see it but us? Although it may not be a conventional placement of furniture, it might be a little change I need.
Once I take the Christmas decorations down (after New Year’s), I still have seasonal decorations up. I have a snowman collection I used to put out at Christmas. I decided a few years ago they were just as cute alone, during cold, usually snowy, January. It is nice for a switch before Valentine’s Day.
And now, my organizing plan for decorations should make it a breeze to find what I’m looking for. Each season’s kitchen towels, decorations, etc, will all be in one place. I’m looking forward to it! Less hassle is always good.
Tomorrow, I’m going to take Mom for her booster shot. We have an appointment at a Walgreens, and hope she doesn’t have to wait long. She is worried about having to walk far or stand a long time. I’m not sure if they have wheelchairs for shoppers or not. I probably should check with them. Always something to add to the to do list, isn’t there?
I’m going to continue to plan how to get all this done and still pursue my goals. I made it into print this year, 2021, in the Nebraska Writers Guild Anthology. Next year, I’m publishing something on my own! Blessings. Be safe out there. See you tomorrow!