Getting It Done

There’s something to be said for a Saturday where I just get a bunch of stuff done. It makes me feel clean and light, and is almost never as boring and arduous as I thought it would be. Also, because of the bowel-clenching lead-up to last weekend’s family letdown, I haven’t felt up to much. The house was beginning to look like a bomb had gone off and I kept sniping at myself, so I got laundry, bills, mending, cat litter, and random tidying all done.

I also moved my oak bookcase from the living room to the bedroom and got rid of about three feet of books! Usually I am terrible at getting rid of books, but while I moved the bookcase and books, I thought seriously about why I was keeping some of these volumes. Let’s be honest, I was never going to read a history of the OED, and I didn’t need the MLA style handbook anymore. If my bookcases tell me who I am, I was misrepresenting myself.

The book cull enabled me to reorganize the remaining living room bookcase so it could hold previously homeless CDs, DVDs, and LPs.  And I’m thinking about doing a secondary cull. I’m looking at you, three separate biographies of Miles Davis.  E’s never going to read you.

3 Comments to “Getting It Done”

  1. By Stephanie, October 4, 2009 @ 9:53 am

    My task today is to do stuff. I did nothing yesterday. I went to bed last night feeling like a lump.

  2. By fran, October 4, 2009 @ 11:26 am

    Ah, you make me laugh! I love the end bit about eyeing E’s Miles Davis biographies. Tee hee hee hee.

    I’m about to clear the garage of a bunch of stuff, once I deal with the broken washing machine. I think I might have to take my roomies’ wet laundry to the laundromat as it is gonna get funky otherwise. Funky certainly swings both ways (I love funk music!).

    I have J’s truck this pm if you need any assistance hauling books to the thrift store, just give me a shout.

    I expect to be heading to the laundromat in your area around 2 pm – so around then when be perfect, if you need any vehicular assistance.

    Maybe I better call you as you probably aren’t on here on such a lovely day.

  3. By clara, October 5, 2009 @ 5:10 pm

    Wow, a book cull. I am impressed. Congratulations on your re-organization!

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