Thursday, April 08, 2004 ______________________________________________________________________________

Clutter 

With the Easter long weekend coming up everything's going to have to come out of their boxes. Having things in boxes has this temporary, nomad-ish feeling to the apartment. I like my new apartment and I want to feel settled in as soon as possible. Besides, with all the clutter lying around, it's very difficult to adhere to normal routines because of the transient feeling boxes inspire. I mean, Gato's been really pissed with me because I keep forgetting to feed her and for the longest time I couldn't figure out why she would wait on the floor in front of me and then blaze to the end of the living room when I moved. The I realised that the end of the living room was where I put her food bowl. I'm regretting that now because she won't eat food from any other location and the only reason I put the food bowl there was that it would be out of the way of all the other boxes. Now I can't move it if I wanted to. I should also really start to feed the fish their colour enhancing flakes too. I've fallen out of the every-other-day routine because I find feeding them pellets so amusing. (see fish blog for details)

The long weekend will also allow me to hit IKEA with a vengance. I need a computer desk for my new forthcoming computer (!!) and a coffee table or a TV stand depending on the cheaper solution. This new place inspires quite a bit more housekeeping pride than that the hole I moved from and I would very much like to buy "organization solutions". Well, really, all I'm thinking of is a nice table to put keys and other things that come out of pockets when I come home just so odds and ends don't end up all over the place. It will also mean that I don't waste 10 minutes in an exit scramble because I don't know where I put my keys the last time I got home. The fact that I have storage space now is in itself an organization solution. :)

This Sunday will also be the last Sunday that I will have to work at the petstore. I really didn't like working there, but I love the -idea- that I was working there. If you know what I mean....It's a very well-run pet store and it really takes care of the needs of each individual animal. It inspired a sense of pride but the bottom line was I was cleaning up after stupid animals. Well not all the animals there were stupid, just the puppies. And the puppies were the ones that needed the most cleaning up after. I'll miss the pet store, but not too much.

Happy Easter everyone!


posted by Joie! at 10:26 AM

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