Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Since I talked with you on Saturday I did finish organizing everything under the kitchen sink. Which means I am done with the main part of the apartment and only have the studio left!
I hauled some things to the garage and am pretty much DONE for now. Here's the pantry--Cat box side...
Other side and back wall with the basket shelves.
Just these shelf liner pieces out of place yet. (This was a sheet of 4 X 8 foot wall covering we cut up to fit various shelves at the old place.)
Leah's talking about putting up another shelf in between Karma's food and the high shelf on that side, so might save them for that shelf. Should have taken these to the garage, too. Maybe today. :)
Ignore the table--but the kitchen is done, too!
So nice not to have the counters cluttered up.
I am totally on R&R for the week, though. Much as I would love to dig into the studio...my body is the boss of me and, shall we say, is no longer feeling cooperative right now. So I am writing letters, watching Chromecast, and reading the instruction manual for the new vacuum...with my trusty red cup always nearby, of course. (Hi everybody over at Elizabeth's for T-Stands For Tuesday!)
Karma loves lazy, quiet days.
As you know, I've done a lot of purging and just decided a couple days ago that I am even going to get rid of my rose lamps. I don't know if you remember the hanging lamp I had over my table at the old place, but this is the matching table lamp.
Going to have Dagan and Leah unplug it (somewhere behind the desk where I can't reach, I believe) and I'll bring that to the garage, too. Already hauled out the ceiling lamp. I have had angels and pastels (mostly rose and sage) for 25 years now. But these last couple years I had slowly been switching over to bolder colors and lots of red accents. When I decided to do the apartment facelift (when I thought I wouldn't be able to move for years) it really felt like it was past time for a change. As you know--lots of reds here now. It's not Fifty Shades of Grey at my place--it's Fifty Shades of Red--ROFL! And I am loving the new look.
I'll never, ever get rid of all the angels--but the lamps are going to go.
I even cleared off the table and put all the tools and hardware in the hall closet for the week...only to make room for me to spread out my stuff--LOL! Bookcard letters, writing journal, bullet journal, coffee thermos--and my water thermos that is also nearby all day long but is rarely in the spotlight on T-Day--LOL! You can see how glaring bright it is this morning!
And where was Miss Karma?
By the patio door, of course.
She thinks she needs to do something when I take a picture--so she pawed at the door. (But take a video and she doesn't move--LOL!)
Just wants to be left alone to half-sleep in the sun and watch for birds. I think she loves our new home, too--ya think? ;)
I haven't seen the grouse family for days. They do go by quickly and I have been busy, but I tried to keep an eye out yesterday while I started my week of R&R. No sight of them. They may have moved on. There are still sparrows and jackrabbits and the occasional bug for Karma's IMAX nature shows.
My only plans for the week are to go do some more chair shopping with Leah and Ian tomorrow. Caroline shops groceries for me on Thursday and Dagan and Leah will probably come by one night to move the rug over away from the desk. Just isn't working where it is. Competes with the desk chair mat and we get these buckles on either side--like this.
When the rug is under the edge of the desk there's no way to flatten out these potential trippers. So we'll have to pull out the furniture in the middle of the room (chairs and end tables) and move the rug way over. If there's just a corner left under the chair mat it should be easy to straighten. I absolutely LOVE the rug, so there's no way I will part with it. Love the one in the studio, too. Color!! Protects the carpeting from grandkids and paint, too--LOL!
BTW--I had thought of some other names for the art & craft room, but nothing stuck. What has stuck is "the studio". So I guess that is what it will be--not the putter palace or putter place, the dabble room or the dabbler (most accurate), my happy place (but this whole apartment is my happy place)...just nothing else stuck. So I guess I will be calling it the studio. :) That covers all the various types of projects I do--from bookbinding and card making to art journaling and paper making--so I guess it fits okay. (I think I should call myself the dabbler!! LOL!)
So, this week I promise to leave things alone...no matter how beyond ready I am to be done with this move...let my body heal...just appreciate how nice it looks with the rest of the place finished...before it turns into total chaos again with boxes piled everywhere.
Have a wonderful week!! :):)
"Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials."