Friday, October 29, 2010

100 things project

I've been hearing a lot lately about people who try to whittle their possessions down to just 100 things. I believe this includes all clothing, cooking utensils, and books. I don't know about furniture.

Our house is not exactly small, but it's not exactly large either. However it provides an interesting challenge in that there are two closets total. One in each bedroom, and the only cabinets are in the kitchen. The bathroom even has a pedestal sink, so no drawers or cubbies there either. We've bought things through the years to try and help with the storage issue. A storage area in the bathroom to set our toothbrushes on and store our towels. However, we don't know how long we're going to stay in this house, but we've also been saying that for 3 years now, which I think implies we don't know when we'll leave either.

So taking our unique storage challenge, and the unknown length of our stay, rather than buying anything else to store things, I've decided to make my own 100 things challenge.

I am trying to get rid of 100 things before Nov 15th. I've already thrown some things away, and have some in piles. Over the next few weeks I'll document my attempt. Maybe we can all learn something from it.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cowboy Boots and Birthdays

In amongst everything else that has been going on lately, I had a birthday. My wonderful husband planned out my birthday with some fun treats. My big present was a pair of cowboy boots. I've been wanting some since we moved down here.

Instead of trying to figure out what I might like, my husband planned a "boot fitting" which consisted of going to Cavendars Boot City, and trying a bunch on until I found the one's I liked.

After the boot fitting we went to Fuzzy's taco's for lunch. Fran, I'm telling you, give them another try with the sauce, it makes a world of difference.

After lunch I was treated to a Mani/Pedi and then more time to relax before dinner.

All in all it was a great day, I'm not sure how I feel about being a year older, but I guess there isn't much I can do to change it.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Really? Has it been that long?

August? Really, I haven't written since August. Well as I just read on another blog, I have a lot of excuses, and some of them are actually good.

Here is the short list.

The summer was really hard on me.
I couldn't find a job that fit my new degree
couldn't find anyone who would hire me to do my old type of job
I was really really sad
Good things happened like,
I got a part time job
My sister in law got married
I was still really sad
I was diagnosed with depression
Started treating my depression
Life got a little better, I was less sad
I got a new part time job without leaving old part time job
Left my first part time job
Life should have gotten less crazy, but it didn't
I am less sad

I have grand ideas for writing more often. Let's see if I can do better than all the other times I've tried this..