Sunday, September 28, 2008

shades of the shining

for some reason, the heat in the main part of the house refuses to go off, despite a new thermostat that assures the heat is turned off. my suspicion is that it is somehow connected to the fact that new heating was installed in the new addition.

when i pointed out to Beloved that this was a potentially dangerous situation, he pooh-poohed my fear, until i pointed out to him that this was what happened to the hotel in the shining - that ultimately the hotel blew up because the furnace overheated.

now the heater is turned off and the nice men have been called, and presumably, we will have the issue fixed before we really need the heat.

i walked for an hour with my friend cheryl today, and came home to spend the rest of the afternoon creating a corner in my bedroom that was clean and clutter-free. my summer clothes are sorted and put away, my winter things unpacked. the only category i've yet to switch over are my shoes. the rest of my closet and all my drawers are rearranged with my cold weather clothing.

i sorted a few more loose things that had been sitting around taking up energy - my overnight bag, my gym bag, and a basket chest that i have repurposed into a place where i can stash extra candles, my foot cream, my planning journal and my current reading material.

its nice to have a clutter-free space at last.

and furthermore, the war must end. blessed be.


Walk in the Woods said...

heheheh ... the shining!

Other than the heat it sounds like a pretty sweet day!

Dina said...

oh getting rid of clutter is so lovely! I need to take care of my bedroom! With a 3 year old and a beloved I can't keep the place clean for more than 24 hours.