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Adam's off work today because he works at a Jewish university; we're… 
29th-Sep-2011 12:27 pm
Knowing is half the battle
Adam's off work today because he works at a Jewish university; we're using the day off to do major housework. So far this has involved:

* moving a bunch of board games so we can get to
* the boxes of porn and erotica that have seriously been unopened since we moved in 2006, so we could get rid of them.
* Purging stuff from the bookshelves in my office so we can move the nonfiction from his room in there. (I had a phase in my 20s where I bought every neopagan book ever. We both had a phase where we were equally nondiscriminating about books on language.)

My office is, at present, a terrible mess, because I took down all of the tchotchkes from my bookshelves. Now I figure out which of those get to stay.

Worthy of note: Adam got the job here while I was in the hospital for weeklong video EEG monitoring; I basically had to jump right from the hospital bed, sleep-depped and on med withdrawal and all, to packing an entire two-story three-bedroom house for a move three weeks hence, while he went up to find us a house here. So a lot got packed that we didn't necessarily need to bring. A lot of the less necessary stuff ended up in Adam's home office, because he just didn't use it as much as I use mine. Then we had the thing with his CPAP keeping me up and that sleep dep triggering seizures, so we got him a bed and made his office his bedroom - but it's still been overcrammed with random stuff. We have recently been really getting down to hauling stuff out and making it a livable space. Plus, we're planning on moving next year, and it makes sense to gradually purge stuff rather than end up in a packing frenzy and too exhausted to make decisions.

It's all necessary work, but it's a lot of work. And it also means that we have a constant ebb and flow of Stuff in our dining room, which has become the staging area. And is also the area I do internetty things in, mostly. So. Am twitchy. But it will all go.

Not entirely related: we were watching Rent last night (sindrian had never seen it! and we only got up to the intermission, so no spoilers!), and right after "We're Okay", Elayna commented, "That's Mommy's song."

Me: "What?"

Elayna: "You do that."

Me: "I do?"

Elayna: "Well, not in those words. But when everything starts happening at once, you're like "it's okay, it's okay, I've got this," and you handle it."

So yeah, if you ever doubt that I am juggling a bunch of stuff? Apparently that is Mommy's song.

Back to work!
29th-Sep-2011 04:40 pm (UTC)
If you are purging porn and erotica, I'm interested in some, as I took none with me when I moved. Also, new age/neo-pagan/pagan history/etc I have room for in my library and can even get you a tax deductible donation for it if you want to donate it to the library of the Temple of Witchcraft. (www.templeofwitchcraft.org)
29th-Sep-2011 05:31 pm (UTC)
I would also possibly interested in both, although it would be harder to get things to me. The Montreal Pagan Resource Center might want the books, and depending on how intriguing the porn is, I might be interested.
29th-Sep-2011 05:43 pm (UTC)
It isn't good porn! We kept the good stuff. But you can have it and the pagan stuff if you'd like. Is there any way you could pick it up when you're next in town?
29th-Sep-2011 05:52 pm (UTC)
I could be down there lunchtime next wednesday, if that's not too far away for you.
29th-Sep-2011 06:01 pm (UTC)
12ish, 1ish? That'd be fine. Victoria has her X-rays in Waltham at 10, and that sometimes takes a while because they have to sedate her, but I should be home by lunch.
29th-Sep-2011 06:22 pm (UTC)
I need to be in Brookline at 2, so I'd be trying for noon arrival. Do you need transport help with Victoria? I could come down earlier.
30th-Sep-2011 06:01 pm (UTC)
Judah's giving us a ride, but if before 9:30 would work better than noon, I could do that!
29th-Sep-2011 04:41 pm (UTC)
Not the porn!!
29th-Sep-2011 05:22 pm (UTC)

No porn should go unwanted.

Clearly your friends are ready to help. :)


p.s. I was going to make an "Island of Misfit Porn" reference, but then I realized that's just the Internet.
29th-Sep-2011 08:21 pm (UTC)
Cannot put my pixels on it right now but I saw a pic making the rounds of Facebook recently that was of Glinda the Good Witch... captioned, "Everybody calm the fuck down. I got this."

30th-Sep-2011 05:53 pm (UTC)
That sounds *awesome*.
30th-Sep-2011 07:17 am (UTC)
I'm curious about the pagan (and language?) books, but totally understand if you've got folks willing to get them out of your way by picking them up in person. :)
30th-Sep-2011 11:31 am (UTC)
I promise, if they were good we wouldn't be getting rid of them!
30th-Sep-2011 02:34 pm (UTC)
Where would you like to move to?
30th-Sep-2011 05:54 pm (UTC)
Well, we have to stay in Watertown; Elayna has another year of school yet. We're not planning to ever move away from the Boston area, though!
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