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The title is not speaking about my writing… this time! What it is referring to is my house! A work in progress in itself!
I have a two-storey, two bedroom townhouse with a basement. Two adult lives are crammed in to this little house that I call home and I love it when it’s clean and tidy. However, as most of you writers know, tidy is optional! We always have papers, binders, books, magazines and who knows what else strewn about for learning, researching, editing… that list goes on as well.
So add an essential oil/nursing consult job to that as well as craft items and it’s a disaster in the making. Since the kitten (not anymore but he’s still about the size of a kitten) has decided bed is in the basement I can’t move anything else important to the basement right now for fear that he’ll pee on it! Not sure why he does that but he does, unfortunately… anything paper or plastic.
So my dining room has become the overflow for my important stuff including all writing works in progress, my life coaching workbooks and all the items that I had accumulated over twelve years at the old job that I want for use at the Wellness Centre.
My mom has been helping for months now trying to clean (before Christmas) and now we’re tackling the basement to better organize and throw stuff out and sort out my daughter’s stuff from my stuff for whenever she is prepared to leave the nest. It might not be for five years but her stuff will be there for her whenever that time comes! So we’ve got the laundry room/storage side pretty well complete and now it’s on to the other side… the side that was originally going to be my office/work space. Not for the last 18 months! I have my computer desk (which doesn’t get used except for the printer) and multiple bookshelves covered in books and manuscripts, income tax stuff, writing class stuff, etc. Full work space and in order to make it usable again it needs to be reorganized, cleaned up and things put into plastic bins so that Tigger AND I can reside down there together!
On Monday, I prepared a meal for six and we had to eat at the folding table my parents brought. My dining room would normally be big enough save for it acting as my office space! The table I had in there was also very small and wouldn’t seat six though the other table and chairs I have would because it came with two leaves so it would extend nice and big! So today’s chore was to move that table back up to the dining room (which is awesome because I like the darker wood AND the additional space) and putting the smaller one in the basement. I’d like to be able to also use the basement for a sitting area with a TV as well so we’re going to pack up a lot of my daughter’s books (the last time she opened a book she was probably in single digits) and move things around so that the room can be used not only as my work space but also as a place to play video games or watch Netflix or whatever!
Now that the smaller table is down there reorganization can begin. We’ll pack up books, move things around and probably toss another couple of garbage bags worth of stuff out.
So I guess, in keeping with my writing, at the moment… I’m in editing mode… I’m editing my home for better use!