Hot and humid--chilly and wet. Michigan weather. We are getting a SouEaster--if there is such a thing. A big path of rain, coming in from the south-east and just rotating over us, around and around. Detroit got 6 inches of rain. People trying to get into work, in the underpasses, were swamped and their cars went under.
Do dark all morning, I had to turn on the lamp in here so I could see my computer. My mood resembles the weather today. It was a good day to stay inside and bury myself in genealogy work. Even that didn't seem to satisfy me.
I got my fireplace yesterday and have enjoyed it. I turn the flame on at night, while I watch TV and cross stitch or knit. Even without turning on the heat, just seeing the flames, seems to make me feel warm
Cats on the couch and rocker.
When I posted my video on Face Book, people suggest I center the fireplace on that wall. This is the very thing I was concerned with last spring. Do any of you remember me saying I thought I'd need some kind of small room divider to distinguish between the living room and kitchen?
That's what I liked about my other TV amoire. I had it angled a bit so that is sort of separated living room and kitchen. I think if I turned the fireplace a bit, it would look funny.
The fireplace IS centered between the window and the edge of the carpet, but it kind of bugs me that it isn't centered between both living room and kitchen window. But, if it were--that would look beyond weird. Half on the carpet, half in the kitchen.
I guess that reason was why I was going to get a shorter fireplace--48", so more carpet would show on each edge. This one is 55". It has a bigger firebox, which I like, but........................oh well, I will keep thinking.
I took all my DVD's, I've had stored in a plastic box since I moved my old TV amoire, and laid them on the edges of my desk. Then I stacked them in categories: Biographies, Christian, Classic, Documentaries, Science Fiction, War and then put them in alphabetical order in their appropriate category.
Then I made an Excel spread sheet with all their names. Put them in the storage ends of the fireplace and marked on the spread sheet which shelf they are on and which section of that shelf.
If I want to watch "Gone With The Wind", I know it is in with the Classic Movies--2nd shelf, mid section.
Yes--I can be OCD about certain things. I like organization!
I don't appear to be OCD about clutter however. I have that counter top between my recliner and the kitchen. It is supposed to be kept clear of anything not essential. It is ALWAYS cluttered with mail, or pencils and paper, or dishes I have eaten from for my lunch. The dishwasher is on the other side of the counter, but for some reason, lunch and dinner plates seem to remain on that counter until the next morning!!!
I have the same problem with taking my bottles back for return. I wait until I have three bags full and of course with no garage to store them in, the full bags reside in my bedroom or by my back door until I remember to grab them on my way to Walmart.
This room--my office--I wouldn't want anyone to peek in here. If the litter box wasn't in here, I'd keep the door closed all the time. Papers everywhere, stacked on my desk, a TV tray table, both carts on either side of the desk and...the dust on the book shelves? It's an embarrassment!
I really can be an undisciplined, lazy person.
GEEZ LOUISE!! I am so depressed and sad and angry now, I will leave you and try for a better attitude next time.
Hey--this is my journal and it is as it is!