It's over? That's impossible. Wasn't Christmas yesterday? I'm having trouble wrapping my brain around it being Tuesday already, let alone 2013. But January and the Cure flew by much faster than I anticipated. It seems like just yesterday I was afraid to go in the cabinet under the sink because of the spider that lived there, but then I realized I've been under that sink three times today and thought nothing of it. Huh. I guess I really did accomplish something here.Catch up & take a photo. My main goal for this Cure was to get my shelves arranged in an aesthetically pleasing manner, but just getting them loaded up again after I pulled all the books down was a job in itself. (My husband came in to discover the floor was a sea of books, and I could tell from the look on his face that he thought it was going to take another four months before I put them all back on the shelves again.)
Some parts of arranging the shelves were easy. When it came to choosing which books were going to face out, for example, I just picked any books that were too wide to fit on the shelves the normal way. I think I need a better range of accessories, though. I love my robots, but they would look better nestled in around some small pictures or vintage objects.
But the bookshelves look way better than they did before, and the remaining gaps mean I have a good excuse to go buy all the terrariums, vintage typewriters, and antique sewing machines I want.
Day 21: Speedy Spruce Up & Surface Clean.
I got to the assignment for Day 21 and said, "Wait, didn't I do that already?" I looked around and there were no dust bunnies in my corners or spiders on my ceiling. Is this what being a grown-up feels like?
Originally I'd planned on an overnight sewing party, in which case I'd have had to go to the store for even more alcohol and a jumbo-sized box of Band-Aids. (Sewing and drinking don't really mix, but we'll never stop trying to make them.)Pat Yourself on the Back, Relax, and Celebrate. Hey, look! Finally there is a step I am good at. I think I'll be revisiting this step for the rest of the week.
How did your Cure go? What's next on your plate at home?
(Images: Elizabeth Licata)