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We have too much stuff. And it's partly my fault. In the continued effort of organizing our apartment and trying to make a one bedroom flat store the same amount that the two bedroom townhouse with basement did, I concede that having the loveseat and the futon in the living room takes up too much space. The loveseat needs to go, it's a unitasker for all that it is comfortable and sits high. I complain that the futon is too low to move from, but mostly I'm lazy and need to be more flexible. We need the space that the futon currently lives in to have a place for the sewing machine, or at least for storage. Maybe move the desk that the TV is on over there and find something not as bulky for the tv and media equipment? Or is the desk too high to comfortably sew on? The serger could go on the typewriter shelf!! This bears more discussion with Jeff once he sees this.  Hmm, maybe the tv could go back on the little table and the treadle could become the side table ....or vice versa with the treadle as the tv stand....

We need to go through the fabric, cull and organize. Or at least ponder projects to use the fabric we have. I had the brief thought of using the box of samples in a quilt or something similar. ( This is your fault, [livejournal.com profile] skylark913 ! You and your invasive quilting habits!) It would knock out a bunch of them rather quickly. Boxes need to be aquired that fit the shelving and can hold quantities of fabric. The current underbed boxes we have don't fit well at all. And the cats will fur everything up if we don't box it up. All I can find on fabric storage is usually geared towards small quantities of fabric, quilters and the like or of unlimited space to store bulk fabric. We don't have the space for rolls of fabric, not and make it easily accessible. It'll take some playing and actual determination to do make things organized. It's been hard having the energy to work on it, but I'm going to try and change that.

In other organizing news, we got the bookshelves up in the living room, the kitchen shelves up and in there we also put up metal shelving, like what people usually put in their closets, in between the two cabinets we have. They overhang the sink and now our drying dishes can drip into the sink and not clutter up the countertop! It has been a delight to have that space back, although I don't know quite what to do with it yet.  The bookshelves still need some sorting, maybe a couple of shallower shelves for the paper backs.

It's looking like the budding relationship that was developing over the fall is a bust, at least for me. She's fallen hard for Jeff and out of interest with me. So much so, that she isn't even speaking to me. I'm apparently obnoxious and disliked, having been compared to a tv ( noisy, distracting and interfering) so much so that even trying to like me for Jeff's sake is not worth it. Talk about making a girl feel unloved. By the time I am willing to make any relationship work with her, she's given up and deemed it too hard. I guess we'll see how this works out eventually, Jeff still hopes something will work but he's also fallen pretty hard for her, even through the smoke and mirrors she puts up so that what we see of her is hid away so much even he is unsure of her feelings toward him.

In the workplace, I'll have been working here for a year on Friday. Which is awesome, I'm relatively secure in my position here and as long as this year continue better than last, I hope to continue working here for a long time. My review is tomorrow, I'm kinda excited and yet scared to see what the bosses are going to say. It's routine enough that I can prepare for the catastrophes that happen every once in a while, but not too stressful or boring. We're still planning on moving the office by April, but we haven't found a place yet that really fits. March is gearing up to be pretty busy, there are a couple of large events that happen all in the third weekend which will make logistics hilariously scary to deal with. Half of our office will be away and the world is bound to explode that weekend.
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Things for mom to bring on Wed, and reminder for me to email said list.

Window Fan- 43" wide and preferably the type that has two fans with options on in/out motion

Farscape videos and DVDs- need to find my Chiana again

Buttonholer -as there is a Singer person now close to where I am and they can show me how to work it on my machine which it SWEARS it can be used on, plus I've found several other people who've said the same thing.

Sewing Machine manual

Shelves or something if she found them....she hasn't said anything about them so I'm going to think she didn't

Other sewing machine if the Singer person can't fix my machine quickly...it runs but loses the needle thread on the run around the bobbin part and usually makes for a very irritating moment because it isn't terribly predictable. Will probably require a new part and ordering part as the machine is forty five years old. But I love it and would rather it work than give up on it.

Talk to her about Iggy....need to be able to set him up properly as he would be a wonderfully content iguana if we could do that. Requires $$. Slowly work up to tropical conditions in his cage once moved...first step- climbing room.

Measure said iguana cage...to design climbing things

Rent and bills....as I've not had any income in a month and a half and my next paycheck isn't until the end of the month...

Ok...now going back to working on garb as I want to wear it tomorrow for the Involvement fair.
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yay for new keyboards!! It's a little thing and shaped differently enough that I'm still getting used to it.

Let's see....not much has changed since yesterday...but for a few glitches in things that really don't need to be mentioned.

Room is still a mess but now I can clean in the next couple of evenings with distractions that include Milliways and pretty dresses.

Need to drop off an app to Panera tomorrow and see if some of the shops on High are still hiring....getting tired of not making any money and still spending it.

Ummm...that's it I think...just letting people know that I am actually online now most of the time even if I may not actually be in front of the computer.

EDIT: I can't believe I didn't post this right after I talked to you pio...

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Okay, so I am moved in, have been since last Wednesday but am still having issues with my computer that involve a loose keyboard connection that I should hopefully have fixed by tomorrow afternoon. Room is still a mess and Oscar is ready to explore but I won't let him because selena and osucssndr haven't gotten their large things in yet and that would require doors to be wide open and he doesn't need to be tempted or forgotten in the midst.

Let's see....what else has happened. Applied for a job with Victoria Secrets today. Not sure if i'll get a call back or not. I'm not sure I want one really since the job comes with pros and cons. mostly involving the fact that it is in easton and gas prices are up and it would mean having to go from classes back to the house to pick up the car and then make my way to Easton...it would just be a lot of work and I'm not sure the money would be worth it. *shrug* will have to see.

Had dinner with Pyr's parents yesterday, which isn't an odd occurance itself, just that it was just me and not the both of us. Wasn't too bad...felt okay even without Pyr there.

Have discovered the best thing to go with my garb this year. A lovely Jacobean petal purse. Now all I have to do is embroider it and put it together and we'll be set. Of course, I've never done crewel work but I've embroidered at least so I'm not going too blindly into this project.

so, sooner or later and I'll get internet up in my room. Had it breifly today with the wireless but lacking a keyboard made things difficult. Am itching to play in Milliways a bit. Maybe not so much as I used to but at least a couple of hours every few days.
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So, the rain has prevented me from getting my bed and things here to Columbus...which means I've done very little today in the way of things. Well, I did some more job stuff, to little effect but oh well. Though, it does seems that the Marketplace wants me back this quarter so I'll have something to do while I'm looking for something better. I don't know if I'll even be able to get to actually move in today.
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Ok, been busy lately with lots of packing and moving, pyr's things and my own. The renhouse opens on Friday and I've been packing little things today and getting them ready to haul over there this weekend. Large things are going on Tuesday it looks like: bed, dresser, some rolling chairs, a bench and a few other things like pots and pans. Oh and a few lamps.

Let see...what else has happened...no one around campus is hiring until school starts, I have a reasonably free car, tuition is being completely covered by loans and scholarships this quarter and it looks like I can pay for books with what is left over.

I have a set of garb almost completely finished and getting a better idea of who I am supposed to be for this year's faire. I need a larger hoopskirt but what I have will work for middle class, yay. Also have found things today that will work for jewelry, very cool stuff.

Sorry I'm scatterbrained but I'm trying to get things down while I have a computer as I don't know when we'll have internet at the new house.


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