Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summer Camp Continued...

Well, it's hot.  Just really really hot.  The kind of hot where it's hard to breathe.  But life goes on, and we're almost half-way through summer camp now.  Daphne has been having a blast in spite of the heat.  She's made some new friends and gotten to do arts and crafts and play outside and inside and at the pool.  Why, oh why don't they make Adult Summer Camp?  I would totally go.  She comes home exhausted and has taken a nap every day this week, except today because we had a playdate with one of her friends from swimming after camp.  That means an early bedtime tonight.  And that probably means a Star Trek episode for me and Kev.  Yay.

In the meantime, I have been kicking some major clutter butt.  Thanks to Emily for continued inspiration, and thanks to my recent mania groove,  I knocked out that bookshelf project quickly, and I am on my way to having a really organized bedroom closet and a new and improved sitting room.  I will post pictures when it's all done.  Kev said I should be doing more things that are "fun," but I am actually enjoying getting some cleaning accomplished.

I have been working in a little fun, too.  I went shopping yesterday and got a new shirt, skirt, and pair of jeans.  So that was good.  I am trying to be a more mindtful shopper.  It isn't easy.  But I try to imagine that Stacy and Clinton are with me, and that helps a little.  I don't like shopping at the mall, though.  Yesterday I had a hard time finding things I liked.  I saw a lot of UGLY ugly clothes.  I always see the coolest stuff on line, but none of it was anywhere at the mall.  Buying clothes on line is a beating though, because you never really know if it will fit or if it is made well. 

Like this dress, for example.  I found it on line.  So cute.  But, I can't try it on.  And it could be really cheaply made.  I guess I could always send things back if I don't like them, but that is a pain.  But it probably beats spending time at the mall.  I don't know.  Maybe I'll do an experimental online clothing purchase and see what happens.

So, maybe the shopping yesterday wasn't exactly "fun."  But I did have fun going out to dinner with a couple of friends last night.  And I got to go work out today.  And there has been a lot of iced coffee.  So, it hasn't been ALL cleaning.  Maybe next week, I'll sew or knit something.  But I won't beat myself up if I don't get to it.  Daphne will be starting school soon, and I'll have more time for such things then.  And I will have a nice neat happy place to sit while I do them.

Tomorrow is Friday.  I think I will keep plugging away on the closet, but it shouldn't take much longer.  Maybe I'll try to work in some reading.  That would be fun. 

1 comment:

Gye Greene said...

I kind of like sorting/tidying. When I have the time.

I totally agree about buying clothes online. Shirts have a bit more lattitude -- but I don't see how anyone can buy shoes online (seems like with shoes, you'd **really** have to try them on; horrible if they're all pinchy, or too lose).