Tuesday, May 15, 2012

ten on tuesday: the clean edition

Carole posted her "honey do" list for Dale today as a 10 on Tuesday. In our house, we don't really have a honey-do list, but there is a BUNCH of stuff around her that needs to get sorted. So, here's on the Spring To-Do list :
from this (not my stash--- some random photo from the internets)
to this. Also, not my room... but you get the idea. 

1. The yarn stash. Yup, time to "turn it over" and see what pops up.
2. Fix the yarn cabinet. I need Dan for this one... maybe I can get him to do it this weekend.
3. the sewing area. I need to go through stuff, toss fabrics I don't want and get creative with the storage of things.
4. Two closets in the back room. Time to toss out that which we are squirrelling away back there.
5. Bedroom: strip ,beds and clean off dressers. DUST. Move a lamp.
6. windows. Mine are filthy and it's starting to bug me.
7. Fridge and oven. I need to clean them both soon, but I hate cleaning the oven b/c it gets so darn hot.
8. the back room--- remove two chairs and clean a rug. There's a couch-fold out bed thing from Ikea I want to put in there.
9. new book cases for Dan--- we have a wobbly one and need a better one. I'm looking now for one with doors for him, to keep the dust out.
10. Get the veggie garden in out back. The raised bed needs to be weeded and the hanging baskets need to be set up. Oh, and I need to go get some plants.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

ten on tuesday

So, I live in a cubicle, so my whole world, from 8;30 to 5pm is a bulletin board. So, here are some of the highlights:
1. A prized "motif #1" photograph that my best friend Sylvie gave me for my birthday a few years back. I love it. When i'm in a bad mood, I look at it. It's my perfect day: slightly cloudy, but bright, and autumn.
2. a labbit. I can't really explain this one.
3. an lolcat that I adore: my grumpy button, you're pushing it.
4. a bag made from a newspaper, gifted to me by my boss's sister in Ireland who I've never met, but is super crafty like me.
5. a cartoon of me from the company outing in 2010.
6. a sign from PC that says: "Promise me you'll always remember: you're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." - Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh
7. a straw ornament and pink umbrella from my friend at work, Mary. She works in VA now... and I miss her.
8. colorings from Olivia, Remi, Chloe, Tori and Brooke.
9. Jack (my nephew) in his soccer uniform... love this photo.
10. and my reminder for humility and humbleness in this world: "And I'm no theologian, but I'm pretty sure that if you hold a press conference to announce your philanthropy, it cancels out the gesture in heaven"  (quote from Jennifer Graham, a freelance writer for the Boston Globe). I saw this in December 2010 and it just resonated with me so clearly.