Thursday, March 12, 2009

the great purge of 2009

This is long overdue. It's not like there isn't room for all this stuff, I mean I could jam it all in a closet but it's all extra. Just stuff here and there and it is time for it to GO. Clutter has left the building! Tonight I came home and put out the call... EBay, Freecycle, and a bag full of things to go to Amvets. I already have responses and one scheduled pickup for the Freecycle items. I am always amazed at how fast people respond to those things. When an item is hot, its HOT. Now I just let some of these other hooks dangle a bit and then start the next load in a few days. It feels good to let some of the excess go... Now maybe I can get my guestroom to look like an actual guestroom and not like a garage sale.

Speaking of the guestroom, Joe and I went to the ginormous new IKEA that opened up North. Seriously, I think you could lose about 30 pounds just walking around in that place. All that walking around gave me some ideas on how to turn the garage sale-a-thon room into an actual room you might want to spend some time in. It's nice when things start to come together. Just need to keep the exodus moving along in a timely manner.

Sunday, March 08, 2009


Here it is, in all it's glory! I started this in September '08 and finished it up this morning. I am on fire!

Big Zipper 3-8-09

Monday, March 02, 2009

a little dna

Through rain or sleet or SNOW the Fed Ex package arrived today.

DNA kit (2)

This is the package that will send my DNA through the mail and to the NMDP to see if I am a complete match for the person they have tentatively matched me with.

DNA kit (3)

I just swabbed a few minutes ago and sealed up my package. It will be sent out to them tomorrow. I wonder how long it will take for me to get the results? I will call them tomorrow to see cause otherwise I will be sitting around wondering if the test is done or not.

On a completely different note... I have been working on this project for a while and I am pretty close to finishing it up. Since I had another snow day today I got a lot done. All that is left is that little square there at the bottom.Big Zipper 3-2-09

Sunday, March 01, 2009


I mean real snow, not the wet melty stuff we normally get around here. Real live snow! Here is photographic evidence...

Another shot out the backdoor. It is chilly out there!