Saturday, March 5, 2011

It's an Obsession, Nuh-Nuh

I have this tendency, this quality, if you will, to become totally a little obsessed with whatever I'm focusing on. For example, the other day I was curious about fermented foods and spent an undisclosable (because it's embarrassing) amount of time learning how to make my own sauerkraut. (Which I plan on doing when I find a suitable crock or gallon-size jar.) But I digress.

For the past couple of months I've been slowly going through everything in the main level of my house. It's going to take another couple of months to get through the rest of it. The clearer the rooms are, the better and more calm I feel. So my obsession has been taken to new heights--I've spent hours poring over Walmart and Target's websites, as well as Amazon, looking for the best (read cheapest without falling apart) storage solutions for those things that are necessary to keep.

So, once I found out yesterday that some of those things were in stock at the store, I had to go. James and I went on a date last night and I couldn't get to Target before it closed. So, this morning when I couldn't go back to sleep after being woken up by the Meem Monster (Bean's new nickname, because he yells "Meem!" at everything he wants. It means "more".), I headed out in 20-degree-feels-like-minus-6 weather. I was a little surprised when I saw the clock on the dashboard--8:00. I thought it was lying. On a Saturday I'm lucky to get out to my Zumba class at 10:00.

I got home four and a half hours later, loaded down with some drawers I scored at 50% off, some bins to keep toys under Princess' bed, a cabinet thing for the living room, and something I've always wanted but could never justify the purchase of:

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Yes, it's a basket. I'm doing cartwheels over having a lovely basket! It now lives under the side table that I want to refinish in my living room. I've always wanted a sturdy, pretty basket with straight sides, but never needed one enough to actually get one--until now. We go to the library pretty often and it's perfect to hold our tons of books!

So if you'll excuse me, I'm going to make lunch for my hungry family and sneak out of the kitchen every couple of minutes to gaze at my basket--and the boxes of drawers and the cabinet that need to be put together. 


Kimberly said...

I have that obsessive tendency too. Like how I've been watching a TV show on Netflix and NOTHING is getting done because I must know the ending! Oi.

I just got some new bins and whatnot for our house and I was practically turning cartwheels too. What a difference it makes to have places to put things!

Kazzy said...

Our home is up for sale and I am OBSESSED with packing and organizing. Luckily we have a good friend with a ginormous detached garage that is letting us store things there.

When I was not working I would lose hours on the computer studying up on one thing. I know what you mean.

L.T. Elliot said...

In the immortal words of Sir Percival Blakeney, there's nothing like "a suitable basket." Okay, so those aren't all of his words but I love the way he says basket. Bah-sket. *swoon*