Above is the fruit to today’s labor:
seven nine (I can count, really) bags of books (and two of clothes) to be donated.
I have the opposite problem of most UFYH’s followers: I need to pare down, declutter and organize for moving at the end of the month. I intended to do this over the summer, and then at the end of June (mere days after making my Plan of Attack list, too) messed up my back so badly (slipped disc led to sciatica) that I basically spent all of July and August lying on my stomach, unable to move more than necessary.
September, while I’ve been improving in the mobility area, was also a really bad month emotionally and mentally and I accomplished basically nothing. No excuses for that, merely fact.
But now the moving deadline is upon me, the lease expires on the 31st, and I need to get my stuff reduced to fit into the shared house where I’ll be living next. (With family. Favorite family, too, so I’m looking forward to it.)
Today, though, after getting word that I’d been turned down for yet another job (unemployment anniversary coming up soon, too. *sigh*) all I wanted to do was INTERNETS FOREVER in my bathrobe. Instead, I decided it was time to Get Something Unfucked.
First, made some iced tea. Because iced tea is delicious.
Next, put on my Motivational T-Shirt of Awesome, which is from a college English class on Irish literature where we celebrated Bloomsday. It has Molly Bloom’s most famous line on the back: “yes I said yes I will yes.”
AND THEN. As you can see above, nine bags of books that will go to the local library. If they don’t need them for their collection, they’ll be sold at their yearly fundraiser. Either way, win.
So now I have had some iced tea, the iPod is playing my Absolute Favorites playlist, and then I’m going to figure out the plan of attack for the rest of the week.
(Not pictured: the three bags of paper that I took out to the recycle bin prior to working on the books, that had been sitting by the front door for about two weeks.)