Thursday, January 20, 2011

Slacker Cat

PDM says I should rename this blog "Slacker Cat" because of my lack of updates. It is true that I am ignoring my blog (and many others), but not because I am a slacker. I've been Getting Shit Done at home and that is a very good thing. It finally dawned on me after five years in this house that it is not gonna decorate itself. I gave it plenty of chances. So, for whatever reason, right after I got back from the New Years vacation, I got obsessed with decluttering and getting all the crap outta here. I'm off to a great start. Dropped off eight huge shopping bags of schtuff at Goodwill this very afternoon. Recycled a ton of paper/cardboard. Freed up a lot of shelf and closet space. And I am only getting started.

No more living like a grad student. Time to be a grown up. I'm ditching the particle board and getting some real furniture. Gonna hang some ART on the walls - probably lots of my own photos, enlarged and framed. I've got 600 CD sleeves on the way so I can finally get rid of all those stupid jewel cases. I donated all my VHS movies. If it doesn't fit or hasn't been worn in several years, it is outta here. If I am keeping it, it is going to be packed away in an orderly fashion.

Making a list of home projects to be crossed off in 2011. Some are easily accompished - like today's project of getting rid of those stupid bathtub "safety" decals that have mostly disintegrated and have been ugly germ traps for years. Done! Other low-hanging fruit includes some painting (although that includes some drywall repair that might not be trivial). Every one of our interior doors needs to be replaced.

So sorry about the blog neglect, but it feels so good to be getting so much done at home. I didn't check my feed reader on vacation 12/30 - 1/4, and then I was busy and couldn't do it, and then realized last week that I didn't really miss most of it. So today I checked on my friends and deleted the rest. Very similar to the other decluttering I've been engaged in!

10 comments:

LL said...

Slacker...

Dave said...

Damn, I made the cut.

fermicat said...

LL - hmpf.

Dave - yup.

tiff said...

I wonder if I made the cut. :)

Decluttering feels great, and maybe, just MAYBE, you've scared the house enough by doing so that you'll find one morning that it's painted itself.

Could happen.

fermicat said...

Tiff - You're in! I'm a once-a-week-or-so visitor at your place. And I like the way you think re: the house. Maybe if I growl menacingly while working on it? Nah, if the cursing doesn't work, growling ain't getting me anywhere.

Jeni said...

The painting of the hallway and living room (ceilings and walls) -all done, as are the dining room and kitchen ceilings. And, I got my neat little extra light -the florescent thingy -under the corner cupboard in the kitchen, so that has made a big improvement in the old place. Mandy got a lot of the pictures put up again on the shelf above my computer and got three of those picture frames that hold 6-8 smaller photos and put that up above the mantle. Looks much nicer with that done too. Now, to get some other pictures and stuff like that hung on other living room walls and maybe, just maybe, even take a stab at making my computer desk area a bit neater -now that would require real work but yeah, it sure would make this corner of the room look a hell of a lot better then too! However, I think I hear some embroidery work calling to me in a voice louder than the desk saying "I need cleaned up!" Guess which sound I'll respond to now!

Jenn said...

what is the cut... doc's photo update on my blog. unhappy face from me! GRRRR.

Jenn said...

PS... welcome back?

fermicat said...

Jeni - I got tired just reading that! ;-)

Jenn - now that wasn't there when I checked a few days ago. Welcome back to you too!

Dianne said...

good on you
I've always been a believer in blogging without obligation anyway

and real life does need tending

have fun with the decorating