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24 October 2009 @ 05:29 pm
It is grey and raining and blustery in SnowWhiteLand. While I wouldn't want this weather for days on end, it's rather nice. I was forced to stay indoors and face up to the huge, hulking clutter-monster that is (or rather, was) my office. There are still far too many books to be dealt with; I can't even think about the bags and boxes in the attic. If I had the time, though, and a ready stream of postage, I'd set to the next giveaway at once. For now, they're boxed up and pushed to the side. I'm going to need as much available floor space as I can muster since... no. No, I'll wait to tell you all about that on Monday.

Mess though it was, I couldn't stretch out the office project all day, so I moved on to the next eyesore: my closet. Actually, my entire side of the bedroom, but I had to start somewhere. I emptied the entire thing, top to bottom, got rid of shoes I've not worn in the past several years, set summer clothes aside and sorted through everything else. For someone who hates clothes shopping, I've amassed a fair amount, and yet wear the same few things 'til they're falling apart. Then I put some safety pins in the gaps and wear them some more. I simply HATE how most things look on me. I blame my stumpy torso and big hips. Stupid disproportionate body. In any event, I've a full large trash bag of clothes to take to the Salvation Army drop, where I will use my freakishly small hands to heave them into the bin.

I went through my jewelry box (matching up earrings, pulling the twenty nine pounds of pewter pins and scads of pirate-y jewelry I NEVER WEAR and putting them with my costume pieces), cleaned off the top of my dresser (I found nine pens and three knives - one folding utility, two mini Swiss Army - under the clutter) and put the rest of my laundry away - neatly, no less! - into semi-organized drawers.

There's still my night stand to attack, with it's towering pile of fitness and cooking magazines, half a dozen books, Lush lotion (Don bought me Dream Cream and bath bombs this week; I think I'll keep him), 3-in-1 oil, crinkly kitty toys (handy for distracting HT when he's bullying Jilly) and my teeny tiny alarm clock. Then there's the heap of bags and target mitts and extra grappling gloves behind the stand-up mirror. Oh, and the pile of stuff alongside the wall on my side of the bed.

I need to keep going. I must de-clutter.

Not, however, tonight. In about half an hour we're headed to Coquito's to have cocktails and tapas and watch an awesome local candidate's televised debate. Tomorrow's not looking good, either, since I have kickboxing first thing and then I'll be moving things into my office from... oh, that's right. I'm waiting until Monday to share that news. Which will, no doubt, be a let down after my ham handed attempt at building suspense.
I feel: accomplishedaccomplished
wench18wench18 on October 24th, 2009 11:31 pm (UTC)
Monday is TWO DAYS AWAY!
Kelladyjoust on October 25th, 2009 02:08 am (UTC)

But seriously, I probably shouldn't have said anything. Y'all are going to roll your eyes at me.
Zoë Tzoethor on October 25th, 2009 12:52 am (UTC)
Must know what is happening...
Kelladyjoust on October 25th, 2009 02:09 am (UTC)
And so you shall... ON MONDAY. Do keep in mind I have a very quite, simple life. It doesn't take all that much to get me fired up.
gardenfaieriesgardenfaieries on October 25th, 2009 01:05 am (UTC)
I don't even know you and I'm dying of curiousity!!! PLEASE TELL ME! lol:)
Kelladyjoust on October 25th, 2009 02:13 am (UTC)
All curiosity will be assuaged come Monday - though keep in mind it's really not all that exciting. Well, it is for me, since it's been... NO! I WON'T SAY ANYTHING UNTIL MONDAY!

Out of curiosity, how is it you're here? Do I know you from another site? Not that you're not welcome, regardless. I was just a' wondering. :)
formerlyfbformerlyfb on October 25th, 2009 02:36 am (UTC)
Dear Gods, LadyJoust. We clearly have the same clothes gathering/cluttering/decluttering styles. And how is it that I complain of the very same physical faults (minus the tiny hands, mine are disproportionately large)and yet I could never imagine carrying things off with the elan you manage?
Monday is now less than 2 days from now...
Kelladyjoust on October 25th, 2009 08:23 pm (UTC)
I think that may be the first time anyone has ever said I possess 'elan.' *beams*

note: at first I typed *beans* and darned near left it that way.
Adrienne C.adrienne429 on October 25th, 2009 03:38 am (UTC)
I have to agree with everyone else. You think you have a simple life? Mine is worst because I'm going to spend the next two days wondering what the heck is happening with you.
I'm thinking right now about you writing again. Of course, I'm also thinking of something else that I won't mention because it might be too....oh I don't know what I mean.. See, I'm going to go bonkers.
Kelladyjoust on October 25th, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
I only wish that the BIG DEAL was more exciting.

I'm thinking about me writing again, too, and am by turns nervous and exhilarated. I'm going to try to focus on the latter.
Janetgoodnite_gracee on October 25th, 2009 03:51 am (UTC)
LOL... I had an idea, and then I downgraded, so now I am in suspense as everyone else!

Kisses, love. Everyone has physical issues about themselves... and none of it really matters. You have someone who loves you, terrific friends and an amazing sense of humor and style. You're gonna ask for more?? ;)
Kelladyjoust on October 25th, 2009 08:19 pm (UTC)
Hee. You'll probably want to downgrade it even further.
gardenfaieriesgardenfaieries on October 25th, 2009 04:39 am (UTC)
I stumbledddd across you journal and liked your writing and humor...:) or is it the way you phrase your thoughts...just caught my attention, hope I didn't intrude too much. You just got the kitty curious and I hope it dosen't...ya know that saying...lol:)
Kelladyjoust on October 25th, 2009 08:18 pm (UTC)
It's no intrusion! I'm always delighted to meet new people. :D
Fjordhopperfjordhopper on October 25th, 2009 02:05 pm (UTC)
yesterday must have had closet re-organization in the air, because I was doing the same thing!
Kelladyjoust on October 25th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
It was the perfect day for it. That and filing backlogged household paperwork, but I did that last week and so was spared.
(no subject) - awomanthatsblue on October 25th, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Kelladyjoust on October 25th, 2009 08:17 pm (UTC)
That would be epic.
gardenfaieriesgardenfaieries on October 25th, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC)
It's ALMOST MONDAY! Haven't looked forward to a Monday...never!
Sooo...like what TIME tomorrow??? :D

Kel: Jack*grin!*ladyjoust on October 25th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
I apologize in advance; this is SO not going to be worth any of this build up. I may have to do something extraordinary just to counterbalance the amount of anticipation for something truly... well, lame.
gardenfaieriesgardenfaieries on October 26th, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
You may think it's lame, but this is the most fun I've had, looking forward to Monday! You have just made it "fun". No matter what the outcome, it was fun just wondering! Let's face it, it was a wet and dreary weekend and you made it interesting.
Thanks! :))) Maybe we can have a twister contest on lj? That could be the start of something twisted! LOL (sorry for a bad pun, it's late and I don't want to go to bed!) Hope you have a great reveal...