Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year!

At least one corner of my world is finally under control. After three days of work I have whipped my (s)crap / craft room into shape.
Notice the pink cart on the lower right hand corner under the table. It's my Christmas gift from DS-12. Right now I have some files in it, but since it is portable and on wheels, I plan to use it to take my supplies to crops or when teaching classes.
I’m digging the little storage pails on the wall. While I was excavating the mess I found a clothes pin, and on a whim hot-glued it on the wall. Before long I had a whole row of the clips stuck to the wall. (they peel right off without removing the paint, I tried it.)
Then I clipped a little metal bucket (bought on sale for no reason except it was cool) on one of the clothes pins.
Cool looking, easy accessible storage.
I ended up making a road trip to Wal-Mart (which was terribly busy, noisy and annoying) and brought home a dozen or so of the metal pails. They aren’t filled yet, but they will be in no time at all.
DH gave me a new cutting mat and craft knife, so I'm using the old mat for painting and keeping the new one exclusively for cutting.
Now I want to go in there and play with paper.
But first, I need to clean the basement family room. I hope that doesn’t take another three days, but it shouldn’t, there are not nearly as many things to file in there.
I have really enjoyed the mental break from work the last few days, and getting my craft room cleaned has helped me clear out my brain a little bit.
Unfortunately, DH hasn’t had the same break. He’s been working all but two days during his break. One of these days was Christmas. He’s working New Year’s Eve, and will be working New Year’s Day.
I have a little story to work on tomorrow, as well, but it should be fairly straightforward, so long as the police are available to talk to me.
I’ve almost caught up with the laundry, being fully aware laundry is one of those jobs that is never really finished.
I also need to work on my Relief Society secretary job; I have a lot of end of the year, start of the new year tasks to complete.


Hillbilly sister said...

So Clever! You ought to submit your idea to Home and Garden Magazine. Happy New Year! I love the pink cart too.

Wyo sis said...

I'm impressed and a little depressed. My house is not clean or clever, but I did get some naps! Maybe I'm not depressed after all. Just jealous of your clutter freeness.

SageHen said...

Alas, the clutter freeness does not extend to the rest of the house. *sigh*

Kerry said...

Your scap space looks great!
Happy New Year!