Saturday, January 5, 2008

Home Alone !

Hubby is still down in warmer climes so I have the house to myself. It's too quiet and I miss the feeling of being looked after. I'm really not so spoiled, but when he is not here I have to think about snow on the bulkhead door, and locking doors at night, closing windows etc. I know I sound spoiled, but I think that after so many years together you simply fall into "favorite" tasks and take ownership of those. He is better off than I since I travel so much he is much more used to being on his own. We got a new coffeepot recently, and I didn't even know how to use it (yes, I figured it out!)

So...since I have the house to myself I am going to do some things that are impossible when we are both home. I am going to continue to CUT things out of my closets, cubby holes, hidey places, attics. Unused and battered suitcases will be going to Goodwill. Along with out of style and non-fitting jeans and shirts. MAYBE I'll get onto the photographs but I'm not sure about that one, that's a task that is daunting and practically overwhelming. What I like and hate about tasks like these are the starting...and the total mess in between...but I like the resorting and putting things back all organized. Then I can start throwing things into the closets again and 5 years later will sort it all out again. Don't even ask why I don't keep it organized in between. I just don't. It's a luxury to me to just Throw a suitcase into the attic and walk away. Hey, if that's where I get my thrills...then let me be!
I drew that scissor down at Mom's house. I draw lightly and tentatively with pencil and then when I scan it in, it's too light to see. So I have to darken it and then all of the squiggles and drawings on the other side of the paper show thru. I guess I have two options - live with the darkened version or draw more emphatically with pencil. I'll try the emphatic approach first.


Debra Kay said...

Scissors have always been one of my favorite things to doodle.

ksklein said...

i have the same problem with the starting SPECIALLY with the huge mess in between but also like the resorting and putting things back. but this takes ages to get done.
and i also just can´t keep the things organized.
but honestly, this doesn´t give me the thrills. it gives me fits! :)

Mim said...

I'm wierd about the sorting out. I really love it. not the starting part, that's hard, but when its a huge mess and everything has to get sorted, the archeologist in me rises to the surface.