Sunday, September 13, 2009

Progress! Yes, it continues!

My kitchen is in pretty good shape. Dishes washed -- all but a very few -- countertop clear and clean. Food cabinet cleared out. I've even cleaned things I plan to put in a garage sale.

Now I'm working on my bedroom. This evening I've flipped and turned the mattress, dusted the nightstands, put on a clean mattress pad and linens, and swiffered under the bed. Somehow one pillowcase wasn't folded into the sheet set so I have to find it.

I'm also clearing out the magazines. I just found a Halloween issue of Country Living on my hope chest. I thought it was last year's issue, but NO. It is from ... 2004. Three years before I moved here! GAH! I've been working on clearning out magazines for a couple of months, taking an armload to work to recycle every couple of weeks or so. Looks like I still have some work to do on that front! At least I have slowed the incoming magazines by not renewing subscriptions and not making impulse buys. I am an absolute sucker for magazines -- or should I say, I am an absolute sucker for magazine cover photos. I love the pretty pictures!

There has been a lot of clearing out in my house over the past week or two and it is good. Last night I cleared years of old paperwork off the dining table. Still more work to do there, but I am so pleased to release this clutter.

And yesterday I mowed the lawn. It took me just an hour to do both the front and back yards, and I was taking the mower back to the garage as the first raindrop fell.

I was rewarded with a hot shower, a good solid nap, and then dinner with old friends. All in all, a nice day, considering I worked from 9 to 2.

Today I made another step and visited a new church. I was so pleased to find a church that had all the best qualities of my former church in Oklahoma City. I will definitely visit again, but I also hope to visit some other churches.

Back to the mucking out. More to do tonight before I go to bed. Hope your Sunday has been a good one.


Jill of All Trades said...

Wow, you're busy. I've gotten nothing accomplished this weekend but sitting. Sounds great.

Trixie said...

Sitting sounds REALLY good, to be honest. I'm just kind of glancing at the calendar and I don't see a chill-out weekend until maybe the first weekend in October. Oh how I hope I can get all my decluttering and cleaning done before then so I can relax!

Anonymous said...

Even if you don't get it all done, you'll deserve the break!

Way to go on your progress, FlyBaby! ;)

T said...

We've been church shopping here in PC too! Please share with me where you went - I'm getting pretty discouraged and about to cave in to having church in the living room.

Trixie said...

T, I visited Woodlands Christian Church at 14th Street and Hartford Avenue. It is a very nice,warm, family atmosphere. There were several things I was looking for -- friendliness, of course; sound theology; and a church that cares as much for the people outside its doors than those who show up inside. They were all that and much more.

Trixie said...

Frenzied -- I feel like my baby wings are sprouting all over again! I found my couch tonight!

Anonymous said...

Woohoo! Couches are good for sitting! ;)

TECH said...

Trixie, you're amazing me! And inspiring me, too! Awesome.