I have not written in a while, and I promised myself (as I always do) that I would keep my journal up to date. Lately, to be honest, I have been deep into the mundane chores of everyday life. I cleaned out the master (John’s) bedroom, took down the curtains and washed them. Sister Denise came over to help me rehang them, after I had spent 3 hours trying to get the hooks in correctly and evenly and hit critical mass in my tolerance for the chore and something was going to be drop-kicked to the yard. It ended up being a pleasant evening with little sister, laughing at how many times we helped our mother with the same chore, and me, of course mentioning that had these things been engineered by a woman they would not be this difficult.
I cleaned out a few drawers, and began to wonder about junk drawers, why they grow exponentially, and what that says about us, as people. Everyone has a junk drawer. Do a google image search and you will see them in all their glory, from overstuffed and cluttered to anal-retentive neatness. Personally I think there must be something wrong with anyone who keeps their junk drawer organized. This one comes up when you search for “Martha Stewart Junk Drawer”:
Martha Stewart Junk Drawer
Kind of gave me the creeps. In any case I managed to purge a teeny-weeny bit of junk out of one junk drawer before I gave it up as futile. The drawer closes, therefore it is not too full, is my motto.
I have this “Aunt Lolly Wild Hair” kind of idea regarding bookmarks, and so I spent some time with Crafty Sister Milly talking to her about my idea, and am going to work on it over at her house—where all crafting should occur. She gave me some lovely papers by this guy Tim Holtz. A fella after my own heart, with his vintage and distressed look papers and techniques. I am not a scrap-booker like my sister, but I have always loved nifty paper. Probably because I love old books.
Other than that, just the same old stuff that life is made of going on in this part of the woods. Reading several books, my current obsession is North Korea, but I will talk more about books in another post. I have had several good “riled up” thoughts regarding the current presidential race and politics in general, but none have got me so fired up that I felt I had to just rant for a while. It is coming though…