Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Life List

I am in the process of writing a list, a life list; things I want to do in this life. I now have 26 items but I need to think a little bit more before I publish it. The goal not being to write a list, just for the sake of it but to go with stuff I really wish to do and that are realistic (so, no "swimming with dolphins" -yuk-, "seeing a unicorn", or "climbing the Everest").

Those who know me well know how much I love lists, how serious this one is ;-)

To be continued then...

Thursday, September 2, 2010


No picture. I am just so very tired. I spent a long time during my summer vacation cleaning up. Making room. Throwing away stuff.

Now that Alizée has her own apartment in ze big city (yes, university life, already!), that Miranda decided to relocate in the basement, there is an extra room upstairs. So I made myself a studio. I can sew/paint/do all sort of crafts in there, it can get messy, no one will know!

So, Alizée did her share of the purging. Miranda was almost an expert (three huge garbage bags) and I did too. All over the house. The attic was filled, with stuff, looooots of stuff. The basement had too many things the girls didn't use anymore. The bookcases were accumulating so much dust, it was a shame. My CD collection wasn't used anymore (my music is all digital now). I emptied a big filing cabinet filled with my lesson plans from ten years ago. We needed that.

We did a yard sale, gave stuff to charity, recycled what we could and threw away the rest. So now there's more room, it's clean and I feel good. Better even. Getting rid of old stuff is so liberating and I wasn't even nostalgic! And, as a bonus, I have a studio*

*Yes, yes, pictures will come ;-)