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[Sep. 14th, 2015|06:15 pm]

So, i'm threatening to make curtains if Christine will investigate curtain hardware. We have two pairs of sliding glass doors. I love all the light but Christine isn't so fond. We've had highly annoying vertical blinds that have been disintegrating since we moved in. I wonder if she'd like the windows better if there were decent drapes. It's just straight seams, right?

IKEA has in a fabric botanical print with a purple-gold-green color scheme. It might be very close to some of the carpet squares we have. It is, at least, a similar scheme. I hope to get to IKEA today to get a sample of the fabric and some storage boxes for the china sets.

My morning tea water didn't really boil this morning. The electric kettle became cranky, so i put the tea pot on the stove. (It's a heavy ceramic designed to be used as a kettle as well.) That seemed to take forever. I don't feel well prepared for the day.

--==∞ LATER ∞==--
Template: Filling the Form

1. Work space
* Get through loose papers and stay caught up
* Digital workspace clutter
>> I am clearly taking on too many little administrative tasks. So many, "oh yes, i'll deal with that" moments as i go through email and mail. I need to let things pass by more often.

2. Car/transportation
* Happy with car
* I threaten to get back on the scooters to practice for taking caltrain.

3. Kitchen
* Continue to conquer clutter
* New dishes are a temptation due to all the flatware marks.

4. Living room
(Curtain discussion)

5. Bedroom
* In clearing off the top of my dresser, i noticed more things that could be donated or packed away.
* i'm developing more discipline around cleaning chores -- but room for improvement

6. Wardrobe
* Still pretty pleased
* Have tights to get together for winter
* two more slips?

7. Reading list or entertainment plans
* No video nights are happening more often
* See exercise habits

8. Exercise habits

9. Eating habits

10. Spiritual/intellectual maintenance
* I'm hoping to re-enliven my worship (but i do fear some of the depth is dulled by my antidepressants)
* Plenty of challenge coming up in the community
* I'm in an odd place with my mind with respect to work: i hope the workgroup mental block breaks soon.

Take the list or similar, and quickly dash off three small things in each area that can be done to improve your quality of being. Then set aside. Repeat the process some time later (a quarter? "ten week" period?) and then review the previous one. Tag taw@w & ftf


[User Picture]From: hasfartogo
2015-09-15 02:25 am (UTC)

Waht is about autumn ...

... that makes you take stock and clear up your personal and physical spaces? I have been clearing, clutter busting, and just plain cleaning as it seems to be more appropriate now than any other time of the year. Is a left over habit from our agrarian past to sort and store what is needed and eliminate what is not needed?
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From: mopalia
2015-09-15 01:18 pm (UTC)
It's just straight seams, right?
um, sorta. The big thing is that (assuming you are looking at Dorthy), that's probably a very light cotton. To give decent light blockage, if that's a concern, you may find you need a liner. You can line the curtain or just hang a plain white behind it.
To hang well as drapes,you may need to weight the bottom. The usual method for this is to sew weights into the bottom seam.

And, IIRC, your sewing machine may be in need of a tuneup, or straight seams may be incredibly difficult. http://www.saveoursewing.com/ is the guy to see, but inconvenient to get to - I have 2 machines in my car waiting to get there, so maybe out machines could carpool. ;)
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