Sunday, January 30, 2011

Are you feeling like screaming too?

Holga Scream.
Originally uploaded by ollycoffey
I know. I said I was going to be OK with less.

And then I gave myself more. And I'm OK with not doing everything.

What I'm not OK with is everything not being done. The door still off my bathroom vanity. Still with no hinge to fix it. No completed website for my friend. Just more questions. No finished gap-filled basement cracks. No financial plans laid at my feet. No floor washed.

Did focus on ONE thing. Got it mostly done and sent for review. All else? Like that blog blitz? Nopers.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Project Home Repair, Part II

Home Repair
Originally uploaded by Kristin Brenemen
I think I lost my mind yesterday. It started with a simple can of Gap Filler and a couple of hours to use up before dinner was ready.

I started looking at the gaps that I'd need to fill. In my house, I mean. With the furnace on, I put my hand over light sockets and outlets. By door mouldings and windows. Yep, yep; yep, yep. All of 'em needed some work.

And then I went to the basement.

I knew, from my government Energy Audit, that there were some problems down there. But I had to find them first. I'll tell you: basements -- especially ones from the 1840s -- have a lot of nooks and crannies. A lot of dust and cobwebs. A lot of dark spaces where you don't really want to stick an unprotected hand.

But I did it anyway.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Snow falls in Toronto

Originally uploaded by Leila__
"Snowflakes are falling. I'll catch them in my hand."

There's something about a really good snowfall. I think it's the quiet. It feels so magical. I feel the power and wonder of nature. I feel calm.

Today I pulled on my big ol' snow boots, mitts, hat, scarf, coat and ventured out to shovel the worst of it off my sidewalk and doorstep. It felt so good to be outside, I walked to the grocery store. Groceries on an unhurried day is a favourite of mine also.

I managed to remember a few items at the Home Depot so I can finish a few small projects around the house. Just thinking about completing a project, fills me with the excitement of Christmas as a kid.

Sunday, January 09, 2011


A Fakeaway!I am creative.

I often think and say that I'm not. But reflecting on my past few days, I'd say I like being creative.

I spent the day today researching WordPress (I currently use Blogger for my blog and wow, is WordPress better!) for a friend. I spent half the day before that doing the same. Not just researching it, but learning. And then using this self-education to create something.

I was at it for hours. By the time I looked up and realized that I was hungry, I was shocked that the sun was already down.