Wednesday, March 19, 2014

I'm purging.

I think I say this all the time, but I actually am now. I am going room by room - sometimes drawer to drawer, because that is all I can handle in that particular moment - but I am slowly parting with as much "stuff" as I possibly can.

I have minimalist dreams.

In no way will my house ever be a museum that has nothing in it but furniture and a few art pieces, but I cannot stand "stuff". I am nowhere near being a hoarder, but the level of "stuff" in my house is making me homicidal, and I fully believe in the "simple living" philosophy.

I know, I know. Being a minimalist, and simple living are two totally different things. What I also am not, is hard core. I find the applicable and apply it. I am not even going to pretend that I know what the difference is, I just know that hardcore minimalists lose hair over anyone insinuating that the simple living philosophy is anything remotely close to being a minimalist.

At any rate. I am in my basement at the moment. A basement that is being turned into a playroom, and I am suffocating on the anxiety that all of this useless crap is bringing me.
Throw it away, you say? Except, it shouldn't all go into the landfill. That gives the 'waste is sad' part of me horror-filled nightmares.
What I am actually planning to do is post most of it for free on our community online yard sale site. That is just tedious, and isn't the immediate answer that my psyche wants.

Fair warning, this is going to be a subject here for a while.

I should probably stop procrastinating and get back to it.

Happy Hump Day

Monday, March 17, 2014

Yay, Saint Patrick's Day! 

I actually made Irish inspired food today! Do you know how much of a miracle that is???
Seriously, it should go down in the history books, which, it basically is, since I am publishing it here on the internet. 

This morning I made a quiche, and the girls and I tried our hand at some hot cross buns, except, the yeast failed me, so those were a total bust. I'm okay with that, though. It is no mystery that I am not a baker. Haha!

For dinner I made a simple fish dish (cod, and I regret that decision), with potato cakes and (according to my "Irish recipes" cookbook that I picked up on the grocery store aisle) a 'traditional irish salad'.

The potato cakes were to die for, if I do say so myself.

I would post some pictures, but I have not figured out how to pull photos from my iPad to my blog. It doesn't give me an option to pull photos from my photo album. 

Happy St. Paddy's! 


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Oh, hi!

I've really been struggling with this whole blog thing - not sure if that has been evident. The problem is, when I do finally log in to this thing, I don't even know where to begin anymore. Which is probably why I should just scrap this bad boy, and start over again with something new.

While I was wandering around Whole Foods earlier this evening, I had a host of topics I wanted to come here and write about tonight. Nothing earth shattering, but ideas none-the-less. Those all went down the drain with my bathwater, apparently.

So now you are stuck with me, and a blank mind, just hanging out in this dusty corner.

I'm not going to sit here and just stare at this blank screen, so I'll go ahead and sign off, but hey!
I was here! That should count for something.

Maybe I will get ambitious and blog all about the Saint Patrick's Day faire that I have planned for tomorrow.
Maybe I should keep a poll at the very end of every blog post so that people can vote on whether or not they think any promised blog post with come within the next 3 months.