Rob's been out of town. He's visiting his Mom, and even took a side trip to visit friends in Colorado. I took a couple days off because if I don't take some time off soon, PTO will start to expire and that would feel like handing the company part of my salary back.
Rob sent a picture of.a quilt I'd sent his Mom, when she moved from Colorado to Nebraska. It was called Topsy's New Neighborhood. He told me she was moving while I was finishing up this BOM (sorry, but it was several years ago and I can't remember who to credit, but it was not my design.). His Mom had it draped over the back of her sofa. Always nice to see my work.
I spent some time thinking about how I was going to spend my time. I did a good job of it, too. I made sure not to make too many plans, so I'd have some time to just sit and relax. I don't take on painting projects and things like that anymore. What I forgot was that I was going to also have all the chores to do, so I haven't spent too much time relaxing. I planned a sun catcher with some glass pendulums as a craft project. Then, I tried to figure out where I was going to hang said relatively large craft project and realized that might not be how I wanted to spend my time. I wanted to binge watch a lot of TV and I didn't do that either. The third thing I wanted to do was some organizing and I did the heck out of that. I sorted through my closet, doing it quick and asking everything whether I loved it. I didn't let myself think about how I COULD wear this again and there's NOTHING wrong with it. If I didn't love it, I told it goodbye. I ended up with a really big box of clothes for Goodwill. Who knew I felt that way about so much of my wardrobe?
I did not go through my shoes. I love all my shoes. Even the ones that hurt my feet.
I also sorted through parts of the pantry. It wasn't about getting rid of food, but about organizing it to optimize space. My post pandemic pantry needed a refresh. I also took a long look at how I store my dishes and despite how I'm always trying to make the stuff I use the most more accessible, It feels like I can never get to anything. One of the things I did was pack up Linda's wedding crystal. It is beautiful! But, I'm never going to use it. We're holding onto it as a wedding gift for Syd. It did not need to stay in my cabinets. That freed up a lot of space for the things we do use. And, while I was at it, I found that dang butter knife that we lost last Thanksgiving. I knew we hadn't thrown it away.