Unpackening continues. My dresser is unloaded; my room is as done as it can be until we acquire more two-shelf bookcases. The kitchen is less of a shambles. Progress is being made!
We had our first houseguest - theferrett
turned up in our neck of the woods unexpectedly sans
crashspace (through no fault of his own). He was advised of the chaos, welcomed in, and fed, as it should be.
This house is huge, especially compared to the old place. I'd thought all Boston houses were terribly cramped by my Southern standards, but no, dude, this is a house
. And as we clear the forest of bookshelves from the living room and the stacks of boxes from the kitchen, we keep marveling at all this space! My favorite part? We may finally have sufficient room to hang a lot of the art that's been languishing in my closet for years. Elayna's and my rooms were under the eaves in the old house - here we have vertical space! Also here we can hang art between windows in spaces too narrow for bookshelves. *nod*
My parents will be buying us a new couch and loveseat for my birthday. Yes, I finally caved; the old couch wouldn't have survived being disassembled and reassembled again. It was never the same after the first time. This time, I am going for PURPLE. Or blue. Either way, vivid color.
Here, have some links.
* I want this bracelet so hard
. I have the matching necklace! They should be together!
* "Things I Wish My Sex Ed Teacher Had Taught Me"
* Quilts inspired by the Large Hadron Collider
* Teller reveals his secrets
Today we will situate the rest of the bookshelves and finish the kitchen. My goal is to have enough done that I'm able to write and knit by the end of the day tomorrow - my brain blocks me from doing either of those things when there's too much mess, and yet I get massively stressed when I can't do them. So. That's what I need for my birthday!