This is what I have been doing …

This is what I should be doing …

:: folding the washing – which is on my unmade bed

:: making my bed – an unmade bed makes me feel SOOooooo hot and lazy

:: tidying the sewing chaos that is currently squatting in the corner of my bedroom – I can see it from my pillow – not good!

:: dusting my dressing table – I know it’s a blurry photo – but dang!  This dust’s too good not to share!

:: ironing and re-hanging the bathroom curtain I took down to wash – over two weeks ago.

:: omg … taking down the christmas tree – and putting away ALL the christmas decorations – I was telling myself we were away for so long that it was nice to enjoy it a bit longer, but now I think I’ve suffering from avoidance.

:: working a miracle in the atrocious looking spare ‘oom – makes me want to shut the door so as not to notice when we walk down the hall, but that would make the hall dark.  Hmmm ….

:: at least creating a path to the sewing table – eek! it’s so awful in here I’m sewing on the dining room table so it looks crook too …

:: building the chicken coop door – we’re currently using a sheet of corrugated iron with a heavy pallet to weight it

:: and finishing something! this little half done beauty is sitting right outside the back door – makes for a classy outdoor feature huh!

Oh dear!  I think these long summery days have taken their toll on any degree of organisation or routine we’ve ever had here in Bootville.  There’s some serious action needed – and, worse luck, it doesn’t involve a needle :-(

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5 thoughts on “things I haven’t done

  • January 24, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    oh it must be contagious. I spent most of Saturday “sweeping” my house–clearing clutter, gathering trash, I have 2 large bags of clothing in my car to donate….I suddenly woke up and noticed all the mess I’ve been too busy to see over the holidays.

    It is not perfect but I made a good start at it and it feels a lot better to come home from work.
    I get kind of “clutter blind” sometimes and just don’t realize what a mess I am living in and then I suddenly wake up.

    You’ll get to it!! It’s probably harder when it’s so hot.

  • January 25, 2012 at 6:34 am

    I am wondering if you have recently snuck into my house and taken photos, because this all looks very familiar. I think the best place to start would be a cup of tea with friends, or just a good magazine.

  • January 25, 2012 at 6:47 am

    Lily, you make me feel soooooo much better!! You can’t let a good creative urge get in the way of housework :)

  • January 25, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Hi Lily, Can I tell you that out of all the wonderful things you’ve posted, this would have to be my favourite. You have just taken away years of guilt for the times I’ve seen dust or cobwebs and thought nobody else would have this in their home. I love my home and most of the time it’s fairly company ready, but sometimes I let it get just plain messy and that’s usually when someone who is perfection personified comes visiting. Even in your mess I see lots of colour and happiness. Flick the duster around, make the bed, don’t bother putting sheets on the spare room beds, just through a couple of your beautiful quilts on, let the light shine through that window for a little longer and enjoy those lovely green leaves just out side and remember your chookies aren’t fussed about what door they have on their little hen house, they know they are loved every time you feed them. So spend five minutes on each job and then head out out your sewing haven. You’ll have fun reorganising it, I always do and let us know how many times you say “oh that’s where that is!” or “I’d forgotten I’d started this”. Have a great day and don’t forget to smell the roses. You’ve made my day. Thanks for being such a nice normal person.
    Blessings Gail

  • January 25, 2012 at 9:23 am

    hah! how perfect! Thank you for all the lovely recent posts, but especially this one!
    I’ve recently been bemoaning how I seem to accumulate projects and chores much faster than I can get them done. It’s wonderful to see that I am not alone.
    My new years resolution was to be zen about it, and make a few projects for myself for a change, and finish old projects before I start new ones.
    Alas, the people in my life change all the time, and need new things or old things mended, and there are so many new lovely projects that are just crying out to be done.
    At least I’m always far too busy to be bored!

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