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27 May 2015 @ 11:31 am
very slow progress  

I’m making such slow progress with organizing/packing/whatever that I feel like I’m not doing anything at all. Still. Again. Whatever.

And again, it’s not true. Saturday a friend came over and watched Young Indiana for a few minutes while Ted and I ran out to get boxes-for-books from our local bookstore, who had very kindly set some aside for us. There is now a giant pile of (flat) boxes in the dining room, where they are depressing me by Taking Up Space. It’s only going to get worse when I start making them into boxes and putting books into them, because then I’ll have Full Boxes Taking Up Space AND Empty Bookshelves Taking Up Space, but there’s nothing to be done about that right now.

As payment for babysitting, our friend was given cinnamon rolls straight from the oven, another box of clothes for her 3 year old, and got to go around the house laughing out loud at my To Do lists. (This is the person who asked if I’d considered project management. :))

Baby clothes have been boxed up to send to a cousin who is having a baby soon; that will go into the mail today or tomorrow. There’s a laundry basket of dirty clothes and a basket of “please try to figure out what to do with these” clothes in the living room. There are also random empty boxes that now-Goodwilled-clothes have been extracted from, and they (the empty boxes) are upsetting me because they Take Up Space, but they’re in good condition so should probably have other stuff packed into them instead of being tossed. Still, I feel very crowded and claustrophobic right now. :p

Nearly all of the DVDs have been put into their lovely new binders now, which is a massive savings in space. It’s beautiful. It’ll be even more beautiful when Ms Neurotically Alphabetizes Things, ie, Yours Truly, gets a chance to alphabetize them, but right now they’re at least in attractive casings that take up less than a third of the space they used to. That’s something.

It sure doesn’t feel like very much, though. #sigh

In non-house-work, I’ve gotten a very small amount of work done on the Greywalker Papers short story with Kat Richardson, and am working my way through BEWITCHING BENEDICT, my Regency romance novel, trying to prep it to send to my editor. It’s a completely charming book. I guess I get that it’s not Romance Industry Style, but it’s so cute it just seems ridiculous that the rigid style Must Be Adhered To. Oh well. I’d hoped to have it out in July, but ahahaha moving so maybe August. And I have to get REDEEMER written, aigh.

Honestly, I feel like a mouse on a wheel. Running like hell to no obvious effect. I keep thinking I’ll gain traction and be okay, but no, just around again.

Off I go on another spin.

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Kari Sperringla_marquise_de_ on May 27th, 2015 10:45 am (UTC)
This is definite progress and you have done a lot: I suspect it's just hard to see it in the midst of everything.
Much love.
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on May 27th, 2015 01:53 pm (UTC)
I don't have to move (thank all the gods) but I am trying to get the garden in, weed/plant the flower beds (which got completely out of control while I was playing catch-up with the former), clean & reorganize my house (in part as "deranged teen cat-proofing, and part "I can't stand all this Stuff"), and meet impossible writing deadlines.

Sigh. I feel your pain. I'm sure you'll manage it all in the end, because you're Super Kit.
Jannejanne on May 27th, 2015 02:35 pm (UTC)
Moving is such a chore. Much sympathy.
Alix (Tersa): Castle - Teatimetersa on May 27th, 2015 02:38 pm (UTC)
This is definite progress and you have done a lot: I suspect it's just hard to see it in the midst of everything.


It sounds like you can't see the forest for the trees or, as my thought went, you've reached moving Event Horizon.

desperance: lukedesperance on May 28th, 2015 06:22 am (UTC)
I confess, I would totally have alphabetised the DVDs as I put them in the wallets, because otherwise it would never happen - but you are inspiring me to think of wallets for my own collection, so that's a thing.
kitmizkit on May 28th, 2015 07:29 am (UTC)
I had assistance from a 5 year old, which made taking the time to alphabetize essentially impossible. :)

I got binders from dvdbinders.co.uk, which may be too foreign to be of use to you, but maybe you can find something like them on your side of the pond. ;)