October 3rd, 2004

Jane is fierce

Back in the cleaning saddle

It wasn't close to the four hours I wanted to do this weekend to catch up to zone work (hah), but yesterday I took a whack at my dresser top in my bedroom (it is not tidy, but surface is definitely showing, and the change jar is pretty full). Found lots of flea brushes so gave Maya a GOOD series of brush-downs, which she appreciated (and my clothes will too) as she has been a Shed Monster lately. Drawer re-organization, or the top of the other dresser, next. (And I did find my Currently Good pair of long janes. Just in time too.) As the under-sink cabinet was displaying tendencies towards Fibber McGee-dom, I also spent about half an hour dealing with it while the chicken broth was simmering on the stove. Pulled out one paper trash sack worth of trash, and one paper sack worth of recyclable plastic bottles. Geeze, no wonder it was stuffed!

I also took the four bags worth of STUFF that had been in my car trunk waiting for me to drive over to Out of the Closet over.

So if I get the recycling out on the curb, I've already got a 7-bag total for the week. Which I can hopefully make at least eight if I spend any more time in the bedroom, or similar time in the office.

The chicken broth was Freezer Decluttering too (smile). Gotta make room for the holiday run of cookies and truffles!
Jane is fierce

Well, THAT was a bad idea

... Transporting Maya in the car to be blessed for St. Francis' Day, that is.

She was okay when I bundled her in the blanket and hauled her off to chapel, but let out a powerful "MROWWWRRWWRR" when I opened the door. And I noticed Julian, the outdoors church cat, striding into the chapel (no doubt Brigid, the often indoors one, was already present). So out we went.

I put her in the car, walked back to the chapel, and then turned back at the door. I didn't want her unhappy in the car for the hour. Had I been a little more organized, I would have been early enough for a trip back home if she cut up, but there it is.

She got baby food chicken, so she has forgiven me my folly.

I'm going to read Morning Prayer and then do some errands.

ETA: When I got home from my pleasant visit with ayse and cat_herder, there was a message of apology (for not turfing Julian out) from the Rector on my phone. She apparently got a glimpse of me, but I didn't see her. Wow, I do feel like a real part of this community.
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