December 27, 2012
The project to dig out the living room has been a great success! I still have a row of boxes against the front window, but I was able to have six people (besides myself) for Christmas Dinner — something I have not been able to do for eight years!
I only needed to pull out one of the extenders on my dining table, even! And we also got a lot of cleaning done in the rest of the house, which was also great!
It is my intention to keep the house in good enough shape that I can actually host housefilks, and have people over for dinner. I cannot tell you folks how happy this makes me! I love entertaining, and cooking for a crowd, and now I can! I won’t, of course, conflict with the 3rd Saturday fannish thing, but it’s nice to know I now have room.
I’ve gone and sat in my rocker at least once a day…just because I can! Don’t get me wrong — there is still much to be done. There are still unpacked boxes in the closet, and bags of clothing to sort, and the row of boxes in front of the window, and my room to organize, but this is major progress!
The other thing is that the apartment feels so much lighter now, and both the roomie and I feel less depressed and overwhelmed.
How do you feel when you succeed at an organizing project? What is the big organizing project you would like to get done in 2013?