I think I have cabin fever. I have been cooped up in the house for almost two weeks except to go to the doctors on Monday, whoop!
I was planning on doing a bit of "get out of the house running" today and no, jack frost seems to think that again I need to stay home. The roads are yucky. It is all of 12 degrees according to the pop up weather alert I have and I don't see it getting warm enough to make the roads better for me to drive on them. YUCK!
So, I sit in the same four walls I have been sitting in and because of the surgery, I can't do much but plan how this house need to be cleaned.
This is how bad it has gotten:
The Sgt Im'd me last night and asked what I want for our anniversary.
Did I tell him to sign me up for the ThreadBear trip to the Philosopher wool farm? No .
Did I tell him a gift certificate to Knit Picks? No.
Did I even think of Fiber or carder or fun knitting classes? No, no and no!
What did I do?
I told him I wanted an organized house. *bangs head now*
Really, I am not kidding, I want organization.
To him this means throwing out stuff, to me it means putting stuff where it belongs so I can find it when I need it. Yes, I do need to get rid of some things as well, but really, my house is not dirty, it is cluttered because I have no where to organize what I feel I need.
OK, so I don't see that happening any time soon, unless someone wants to volunteer to teach me how to be organized.
So, I told him I want a shredder. I am buried under paperwork.. really boxes of paper work.
Don't believe me... here, let me show you the real dining room:
See this shows that I have about 6 boxes of papers sitting in the middle of my dining room floor that really need to be gone through and shredded. Mostly just shredded, because I don't think we have looked ta them in 3 or more years.
Here is a shot of my dining room table, yeah it has a few bits of mail on it, again, most of it needs to be shredded, but we cannot get to the table to use it for all the boxes in front of it. So, I use the chairs to hang my knitting bags on and we eat in the living room.
Here is my yarn stash, it is not growing except by what I have spun and it is sitting in the corner nicely on top of my freezer and beside it. This won't be moved out of the dining room until one of the kids move out.
The other problem area of the house for clutter, is more paperwork crap in my bedroom. This is what is beside my bed. You can see that I have taken to using it as a night stand, instead of the night stand that is currently residing in my shed that goes with my bedroom set.
I know others can say they have a worse house, but to put these clutter spots in perspective, my house is about 1000 usable sq ft.
I live in a super single manufactured home, 79x16. every square foot of space needs to be clutter free and not wasted.
I think I need a shredder to declutter as most of my clutter is paper and if I shred it, it can go out to be recycled.
Now you know the truth about my house. I am not the worlds best housekeeper, but hey, I can knit!
For him I am trying to get the scarf done and I am diligently working on the NYCO sweater.
I am trying to be good about both of these items that I have not cast on the sweater that is crying for me to make myself.