I'm a bit behind. And this time around I'm ok with it. Because I'm only behind on my timeline, not anyone else's. Which is good.
I get the keys to the new apartment this week. Excited! Turning in notice at the new place this week too. So I'll have oodles of time to flit and flat back and forth between the two so the move won't be frantic. Though, school starts mid month and I'd like to be completely out of the current place by then.
I'm feeling good about my ability to clean out. I've had alot of stuff for a long time. It's one of the reasons I got a 2 bedroom to begin with. But now that I'm downsizing to a 1 bedroom, there isn't room for all my stuff anymore. Which is good because I don't need it all. There are already 4 bags ready for goodwill. And I've only thrown away 2 bags of trash. So the give-way:throw-away ratio is comfortable right now.
In the spirit of cleaning out, I need to get to the post office to mail out a few things I've found buried. I have small piles on the floor in here waiting to be boxed up and sent out.
On another note, I've registered for class next semester. Classes start Jan 10. I have mixed feelings about it. But I don't have a really good reason not to go this time around. So I'm headed back. Which is ultimately fine. Really. I'm fine with it. I think I'll be taking a fun class in the summer though. Photography or ceramics or something. But for now it's just business.
I realized over the past few weeks that I've always thought of this apartment as temporary. I never felt settled here. So when I decided that I was going to take the plunge and move, I was really focused on finding a place I would be happy in for a long while. And while ultimately I'd like to buy a place with a yard and a driveway and a garage and a real mailbox, it's not something I'm ready to do quite yet. So this new place is big enough not to be cramped but still small enough to be cozy and warm. It's on the bottom floor so I won't have to haul groceries up 3 flights. Yay! There is outside storage and lots of closet space. I think I'll be able to settle in and make it home. Instead of just an apartment. You know what that means? Curtains! Yay!
I've gone through my closet and dresser and tossed a bunch, and I mean a b-u-n-c-h, of clothes. Next is the shoe pile. I'll be going through to toss out the damaged and severely painful. And really, I'll be keeping most of what I have. But it is time to toss out the yellow pair that Ellie favors.
And I've been carting around with me 4-5 shoe boxes full of pictures from the last 15 years or so. And I think it's about time to go through them and skinny it down a bit.
So on the list for today:
Boxes of pictures
Pack cds and movies
And on a not so good note, my throat is scratchy, there is a city of boogers in my nose, my taste buds took a vacation, and I've sneezed about 20 times while writing this post. AND everyone I spent Christmas with is now sick. This is not good.