Jan 19, 2016


In an effort to get my proverbial house in order, I decided to set about the task of organizing and spritzing and putzing and futzing my way into tidy nirvannah by the end of the week.  Today is a nothing day, of course, because after all of that list writing and pondering over the state of things, I needed a day to go to bed and pull the covers over my head.

I am, however, going to take a bath, put my shoes on, and head to guild tonight, so I do get at least one point for doing something besides imitating a turtle today.

Tomorrow I'm going to get my financial house in order by setting up a proper bill paying basket area. Dropping the mail into a big pile and then getting to it when I get to it isn't exactly a good way to manage one's self, it would seem, since I keep misplacing things like my checkbook and utility bills.

Thursday and Friday are going to be housecleaning days for this poor slovenly spinster, and as God is my witness, I will end up with clean baseboards or I'm going to move.  I've promised myself to take it one room at a time and to allow two days instead of one to do a thorough cleaning, but given the depth of dust and other debris around here, it might take me that long just to fire up the bulldozer.

I blame Stewey and Bosco for this latest state of mess around here, since neither seems willing to put away their toys, throw away their half-eaten bones, or put their cocktail glasses in the dishwasher. I swear, it's like living in a Jack Russell fraternity house around here.

I'm happily stitching away on Miss LJP's Valentine Wreath, and if all goes according to plan I'll have a pretty good update for you soon.  I'll be very excited to get this one finish-finished, since there have been so many great ideas about making it into an actual padded wreath.  And, since we're doing all of these different wreaths in guild, methinks I just might have a new centerpiece for the seasonal displays on the Big White Wall of Nothingness!

That's the report for today, my dear friends.  I hope that you are doing exactly what you want to be doing today and that you're warm and safe and dry while doing it!


  1. Good for you! I'm all for organizing, since I don't do so well with it myself!!! On another blog I saw some organizing tips for paper clutter---that's my problem!!! This was from a lady's blog and she does some type of planner that's probably very good! She has an organization plan and it looks interesting! Here's the link:


  2. Good luck on the organizing, Coni! Get it done, but don't forget to reward yourself with guilt free stitching. Have a good time at guild this evening.

  3. Futzing. I have a new word. Thank you!

  4. Hi Coni, I'm a first time commenter and long time follower. I look forward every day to your next post as I love your blog so much. Have you ever thought of writing a book? From Steweys point of view of course?!! As a fellow stitcher I love all the projects that you work on. You are such a great writer. Hugs Cookie x

  5. Good luck with the house cleaning! That is my most least loved job. Right now I am a stay at home mom and I have sworn that the first thing I am going to buy when I go back to work is a maid! :) I am really looking forward to seeing this padded wreath, sounds lovely!

  6. *Sigh* the never ending house cleaning. I know how you feel. Haha I do the same thing with our mail. What a great idea to make the wreath padded.

  7. "Jack Russell Fraternity House" lol

    Debbie in Kansas, who is no better at cleaning and staying organized.