The Fall Cure: Week 7 - Weekend

The Fall Cure: Week 7 - Weekend

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Maxwell Ryan
Oct 27, 2007

Quote of the day: Alana in Canada to Jonathan B, both of whom seem to know what they are talking about ;-) "Wow and Irk seem fairly self-explanatory. So, let's say Item A is #1 on Cosmic, #8 on irk. Item B is #3 on cosmic, and #3 on wow Item C is # 3 on irk and #12 on wow..." You have reached the end of week seven. Only one more week to go. Here at our weekend home (where we go to escape the city) we move back in each fall after renting it out over the summer. We hate the twice yearly moving in and out, but it does have it's advantages. It forces us to do a total deep cleaning twice a year and - since moving our stuff is a hassle - to keep our possessions to a minimum. Despite the fact that we don't live here full time, it is amazing the amount of stuff that we've been getting rid of in the last few weekends since we moved back in. The garage is full. Anyway, that's what we're Curing.

The best part of being able to get out to the country on the weekends - or a highlight - is drinking wine, cooking and hanging out on Saturday night while listening to the Prairie Home Companion (tonight's the Halloween Show). Do any of you listen to that? I've been listening to it off and on for about 10 years now and find it a wonderful ritual and something that allies itself very closely with my belief in "home" and spending quality time there. I know it sounds fuddy duddy and some people can't stand Garrison Keillor, but there are few forms of media that contribute to the organic rhythms of home life as well as Prairie Home does and I do look forward to Saturday nights at home for this reason. I even love having friends over for dinner and subjecting them to the story in the last hour as well. Okay, enough about me; what's a great Saturday night at your home look like?

This is very nice from Kaysfirstplace: " Wall colour, Pointing (2003), door colour, Mahogany (36), Farrow & Ball. "

This Week's Assignment: In the Deep Treatment you are diving headfirst into the bedroom, working to declutter and luxurify your space. I do recommend an air purifier and use them ourselves in both of our rooms. While it may seem to some like an indulgence, keep in mind that indoor air is more polluted than outdoor air and that 8 hours of breathing while asleep means you are sucking in a good deal of the room at night.

One Room Workout? Start Cleaning up! Clean up is as important as set up and it usually takes longer than you think, so start in on it now. Additionally, take a close look at your artwork this week. I always find that people do a disservice to their art by hanging it either too high or in an unflattering grouping. Fixing this can really make a room sing.

Info:The Cure posts will go up twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays (or sometimes Friday or Saturday), allowing for plenty of comment space. We will be pulling comments and pics to the front page post each week and everyone is urged to take pics and post them to this great Flickr pool or simply tag them with "apartmenttherapycure." See our old pics here too. The Fall Cure is live in all four of our Home city sites: • Chicago & their Flickr groupSan Francisco & their Flickr groupLos Angeles & their Flickr GroupNew York & our Flickr groupGreen Home & their Flickr Group Please choose the site nearest your home to join, but feel free to browse on all! Other Info: The Cure posts will go up twice a week on Mondays and Fridays, allowing for plenty of comment space. We will be pulling comments and pics to the front page post each week and everyone is urged to take pics and post them to this great Flickr pool or simply tag them with "apartmenttherapycure." See our old pics here too.
(The last post is here - all Worksheets are here - The Book Blog is here)
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