The Post-Holiday Sloth Monster…

…reared its ugly head today. I managed to salvage a little from the day, which is important because I feel like I’m coming down to the wire, with the holidays, the end of the year and the end of my project looming.

Last week I only worked two days, which was a rare treat. I did a lot of cooking on Thursday, and spent some time sorting through stuff in the garage, but I had a fair amount of down time. Yet today it was very hard to get up, and though I had good intentions for the time between getting home from work and taking Emma off the bus, nothing really happened. Instead I sat in front of the tv and wondered if it was possible to use the word ‘couch’ as a verb.

Bob took Emma to dance which left me with a couple hours alone in the house, and I thought about throwing in the towel on productivity for the day. But I decided to at least make an effort, and brought in a couple more boxes of items to sort from the garage. I added a few more things to a second big garbage bag, put a few more things in a donation box and found homes for a few things I wanted to keep.

This box of silverware has been sitting in the garage for a while, I’m ashamed to say. It was in the house, where I tried and failed to display it nicely. When we redid the kitchen I put it in the garage and left it there because I didn’t know where to put the box. silverware

It was passed on from Bob’s mom when we got married, and it’s monogrammed. And I love it, because I love old things. Today I thought about donating my inexpensive everyday silverware in favor of using this silverware. But this set is real silver and needs a good polish, and I assume polishing would be a regular task. I have zero interest in living a Downton Abbey-esque life with high-maintenance utensils, but I also really love this silverware. Now it’s back in the house, where it’ll stay, and I hope to figure out a way to display it.

Anyway, I’m in the middle of a great audio book (The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry) which helped me get moving, and I got a little bit done.

This bag of old folders and school papers has sat on my bedroom floor for months. I finally put it out with the rest of the recycling.

I also started to fill a bag with more clothes- Emma’s school is having a clothing drive which I’d like to donate to. I bought myself 2 new shirts so my goal was to donate at least four- which I surpassed. And I finalized my menu plan for December, which I mostly wrote yesterday.

My goal for this week is to do a little in the garage every day. We also need to do a little rearranging so there’s room for the Christmas tree, which we’re going to get over the weekend.