Friday, July 06, 2007

Outdates and updates

Have I been AWOL? I guess I have.

But I haven't been idle.

I've been going through my house finding more and more things to give away, all in preparation for an upcoming move (more on that later).

First, what have I made lately?

- I'm supposed to be working on my 5x7 art but haven't even started yet. Major confession. I'll be doing that this weekend. I hope.

- I started making a stuffed doll. It's so lopsided and "different" I am not sure I even want to show you! But I will when he/she/it is done.

What have I bought lately? Nothing new.

- I picked up a little mirror compact for my sister at an estate sale.

- Food and necessities

- I've received a few things. Every time my parents come over they bring me stuff - old clothes, sweets, household items. I try to send whatever other stuff I don't want back with them. So we end up even.

What have I given away? Seven Things #19

- A chapathi maker. I just find it easier to roll them out and make them by hand.

- Various stamps and papers

- Another notebook

- Another top

- A pair of earrings

- A little organizer box

- Magazines

- A mug

- Kitchen things (spoon rest, cherry pitter)

That makes 10 for a total of 207. Yay, I hit the 200 mark! I'm aiming for 300 by the end of August.

What else I've been doing:

I've also been counting my clothes again. I'll have a full update, but I was surprised to find that despite all my giving away, I still have thirteen skirts. How did that happen? I think I have a closet monster that secretly puts extra clothes in my closet, or maybe just hides them and puts them back.

I'm also Compact-obsessed lately. Articles about 30 days of consumer celibacy here, an old article in the Washington Post, Adbusters, and more additions to the Compact. The guilt has started kicking in.

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