Sunday, March 30, 2008
I Need to Have Dinner Guests More Often
Last night, we had our friend Kaleem over for dinner. It was so nice. Not only was the company delightful, but it reminded me that I really like my house when it's clean. Having a guest over for dinner forced me to clean it up and declutter the common areas.
It's amazing how fast little things - like JUNK tend to accumulate. How does it happen so fast? Especially the rooms we all share, like the office. My goodness, a misplaced book here, a stack of papers there, some catalogs in the corner, some of Chelle's knitting needs and patterns. Some shoes of Em's thrown in the corner, some extra electronic paraphenelia from the Bobby and we have . . . a cluttered mess. But all that gets reanalyzed and sorted very quickly when someone is coming over.
Maybe I need to have an overnight guest, like Aunt Eve, for the weekend just to motivate myself to do even DEEPER cleaning.
We had a simple but delicious dinner that I picked up from Hen House: boiled spiced shrimp, boiled new potatoes, corn on the cob, French bread. Simple.
I'm feeling restless and discontent. Not sure why. I think I need to reevaluate many of my routines that aren't working right now. The stuff. The clutter. The schedule. The weekends - something must be done to perk up my weekends. They are becoming repetetive routines of frantic errand running and "to do" lists. I'm not sure what I want to do differently but something different really needs to be be done.
Something is not right with ME right now, and I haven't quite pinpointed what it is. My Mom is reading "Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?" All I know it that it ties in being overweight and being inundated with clutter - spending money and buying things and accumulating things to fill some sort of inner hole in oneself. While I don't think I'm a total clutter bug, after all I DO get disgusted and clean things out pretty often. I get rid of what I'm not using pretty ruthlessly . . . but still, I haven't been motivated to lose weight or do much of anything lately. It feels like I've been "stuck" somewhere for about a year. Not sure, but I really am thinking about this.
Also, I'm supposed to go to Knitting In the Heartland (knitting conference) and I don't even really want to go anymore. Not sure why. I feel "blah" and flat right now. Not in the mood to take classes and I'm signed up for 4. Everything, even the normally FUN stuff feels like a chore right now. Blah.
Maybe I need to mix my life up much more often. Maybe I won't even go to the damned conference. Not sure.