Wednesday, June 1, 2011

More Chores......

I don't like to make this a "what I did today" blog, but when I manage a bit of industriousness (is that a word?), I feel so proud of myself that I have to share. Besides, as I often say (probably way too often for your general comfort), it's my blog.

First of all, let me say I love the concept of retirement. I'm considering this summer a dress rehearsal for retirement next year. I love the idea of waking up when I wake up, getting up if I feel like it, going back to sleep if I don't. Yesterday it was 5:30 when I felt like getting up. Today it was 7:00. And it doesn't matter which one I choose, because I can take as many naps as I want to!

Sorry. I digress.

This morning I had my coffee as usual and read the newspaper. I remembered that the goodwill folks were coming this morning, and I had not completed The Great Shoe Purge. Because it's the way I roll, it wasn't enough just to go through my shoes. I had to empty the entire contents of my closet and start from scratch. I took pictures initially, but that was slowing the process down too much. I'll post the ones I did take tomorrow night. I may even post a photo of the shoes that Hubby wondered why I DIDN'T give to goodwill.

Anyone want to guess how many pairs of athletic shoes I found? Go ahead, leave a guess in the comments.

I also found several rolls of crumpled wrapping paper. So glad I saved THOSE.

In addition, my closet contained a plethora of tote bags, some gently used, some barely recognizable, and one with the tags still on it. I found a bag that would be the perfect size for BRAG next week, one that would stay flat (everything gets jumbled in my duffel bags). Then I noticed that I had written my name on the bottom .... my name from a previous wifetime. Into the goodwill stack it went, perfect or not.

My other major accomplishment for today was cleaning out the refrigerator. Man, I HATE that chore. Every time I get it all nice and sparkly clean, I tell myself I'm never going to let it get in that shape again. If it gets dirty in the next week and a half, it will definitely be Hubby's fault, since I will be gone most of that time.

What I didn't manage to do today was exercise. I could still go get on the elliptical, but it's downstairs in the basement. And baseball is up here.


Maggie said...

It sounds like a good day! I LOVE those sorts of days and am having a few of those this week myself!

And I bet we're not the same shoe size since you were purging them and not shipping them to me up here?!? ha!

frogger_blogger said...

14 pairs of athletic shoes

DJan said...

Ten pairs. I think that would be an amazing number, but Frogger thinks even more!