Nora and Mike have just embarked...
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|Tue, 08-05-2014 - 4:41pm|
on their search for their 'perfect' house in Midland. They were leaving today and will spend a few days there. Here's hoping they are successful! What is everyone else up to this week?
I am in the process of cleaning and reorganizing my art room. It's a daunting task...or at least some of it. I managed to clear out some books from my bookcase that I don't want to keep, and have otherwise dusted the shelves and rearranged those that are on the shelves. I cleaned off the table I work on to do my art projects. It's really a large enough sized drafting table. I can't remember the last time I cleaned it and well, it sure needed it! So that's done. And then I tackled a set of plastic drawers that are located near my art table. Got those cleaned out. Tossed out stuff from it or relocated some of the drawers' contents. However, now I am faced with the room's closet which has some shelves on the side on the inside of it, and well, otherwise, a whole lot of stuff..3 canvases, papers galore, old drawings and paintings on paper and oh, probably a lot more stuff...even things I've kept from university days! I have to remove the easel from the closet and then systematically remove all that's in the closet and well, figure out what to do... keep and decide what is the best place to keep things or toss out.
I also have a desk in that room and a folding table that holds a lot of stuff...drawings, and also next to that is a small filing cabinet. All surfaces have 'stuff' on them...mostly paper art work and well, that and the closet are the hardest parts because I have to figure out what to store where properly. I am really good at just laying things down on surfaces, thinking maybe that I'll get to putting it away some time later (or well, maybe not even thinking that far!). I'm feeling a little overwhelmed at the moment. I will have to resume working in that room sometime soon, but not sure about doing that today.
But later today Ray and I are going to dinner at a very nice Italian restaurant. Ray got some sort of special offer online (not sure how that came about in his email inbox) but he took advantage of it where we get to have a 4 course dinner with 'wine pairings' for a very reasonable price. We may as well call it our wedding anniversary dinner. We never did do anything for it last September, as far as I recall!
On Wednesday Susanne may be coming into Calgary for shopping purposes. But I'm not sure yet if she will. She is going to call me in a little while to let me know what she's decided on - coming or not. I help her out by doing the driving around the city as I'm most familiar with it and the traffic doesn't faze me like it does her!
Thursday I get my hair highlighted and then on Friday I get a cortisone shot in each knee. By Saturday we drive 7-1/2 hours to our friends' cottage in Saskatchewan for a birthday party! It's a long drive but it's for a 70th birthday. Then it's back home again on Sunday. Monday is our second DS' birthday and if we can manage it, we hope to celebrate it on Sunday when we get home, invite him and his siblings over....hopefully we'll manage to arrive home at a decent hour so I can figure out what to cook and to buy a birthday cake!
So that's what's on the agenda this week.
What is everyone else up to?