We’ve had a busy, busy summer, hence the lack of posts. After family visited and I had my little trip downstate, we went to Traverse City, MI for a few days at the end of July with some friends and had a great time. I bought a print at an art fair and we also bought a couple of handmade tiles from a local artist. We need to frame the tiles which I plan to do using our leftover attic remodel trim (I’m finding all kinds of uses for that extra trim!).
I’m happy to be home though (plus I always feel guilty leaving the cats alone with someone just coming in to feed and check on them), and I spent the past couple weekends cleaning up the never-ending clutter and tackling little things that have been bugging me forever, like trimming dead leaves off houseplants and finding a home for all the crap that never seemed to have a home.
I also went through the dresser and pulled clothes to donate and figured out a new strategy to stop myself from piling re-wearable/still-clean clothes on the chair. So far it’s working!
I dropped off things to recycle, like plastic bags, CD jewel cases and used inkjet cartridges. Many places will take plastic bags and inkjet cartridges, but there aren’t many who take CD/DVD jewel cases. I was happy to see that Best Buy takes them, although their store numbers seem to be dwindling (as I found out yesterday).
My next little project is to pull out all the various empty frames stashed in the basement closet, gather up all the things I’ve been meaning to frame and see what matches size-wise and will also look good together.
I feel much more relaxed when things like these are finally taken care of. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start which can be stressful, but once you start somewhere it tends to flow into the next and you gain momentum (and sanity!).