Did I mention I ordered my MINI Cooper? I did, a few weeks ago. It's supposed to arrive around the first week of November. I've been fine since I made my final decision, but I'm getting tired of waiting. I want my new car and I want it now!
I'll have to reduce and declutter the stuff I keep in my car. Besides having far less space behind the driver's seat (where I like to keep a case of bottled water) the trunk space is very tiny. I didn't notice how much stuff had built up in my car until I pulled everything out a few weeks ago. I have a lot of crap just in case I need it. In the trunk I had two small blankets, jumper cables, two flash lights, two window scrapers, an old pair of flip-flops, a bag containing a swimsuit, towel and t-shirt, a box full of OA literature, two scarves, three mittens, two winter hats, and three Trader Joe bags. Of these I probably only need the two of the Trader Joe bags (one insulated) and a window scraper. It would feel weird to drive around without a flashlight, jumper cables and an all-purpose blanket. Oh there were about 13 books in my car too. Three are OA books I keep in there for meetings and I always have my current read with me, but the rest were recently returned to me or books I had finished reading but hadn't brought back upstairs yet.
I'm trying to declutter my home too. I just pulled two big bags full of clothes from my closet for Good Will. I bought new work pants and jeans in the next smaller size so I got rid of all bigger sized pants. I pulled some summer tops I hadn't worn all summer and some sweaters that are too big now. I also got rid of all but one flannel shirt. I haven't worn any of them for a long while, but it doesn't feel right not to have at least one well-worn plaid-flannel shirt in my closet. For those of you who don't read my OA blog, I've now been abstinent for two years and have lost 93 pounds.
I've purged a few books from my collection in the last six months, but it is coming time to really dig in. I've got a growing pile of books on my library floor because there is no shelf space. I'm thinking seriously of switching my bedroom and the library/craft room. My bedroom is 14' x 14' with a walk in closet and master bath. I could buy another Billy bookcase or two from IKEA and bring my huge table back up from the garage for projects. I'd have to run cable into it as well. Right now all my projects are done on the living room floor.
The thing is, I love my bedroom as it is. It's huge and comfy and perfect. But it is the biggest room in the condo and much of it is just empty space. The library is sunny and in the front and has a regular closet. Maybe the morning sun would help me wake up easier. Sigh. Is it greedy to want two 14' x 14' bedrooms with walk-in closets?
Speaking of projects scattered on the living room floor, I'm going to be a pirate for Halloween. I'm tired of being a witch. I'm going to sew a red cotton dress with puffy sleeves and a ruffle to wear under my now-too-big corset from a few years ago. It's too big to be effective support now, but will be a lovely pirate-y garment. I'll wear a head scarf, some big clip-on hoops and this necklace I just bought from etsy.
I've been procrastinating on BugBoy's three-headed costume. As long as I haven't started yet I can tell myself that it probably won't be that difficult.
So, I have two questions for my loyal readers (all four of you):
- What to you keep in your car just in case?
- What are you going to be for Halloween?