Thursday, April 17, 2008

Not Knitting!

Yesterday was my Mom's 65th birthday and I baked her a cake. Carrot cake... with coconut, pineapple, and walnuts... it was a little slice of heaven. We will have the official celebration this weekend, dinner at Yankee Pier in Lafayette.

In other news my Great Uncle was honored for his work as a civil rights activist. The article in the Beaumont Enterprise is titled "Civil rights champions immortalized in bronze." Just a clip form the article..."And on Tuesday Beaumont Municipal Court Judge Theodore R. Johns and his former law partner, the late Elmo R. Willard, were honored by the Beaumont Foundation with the unveiling of a bronze sculpture near the entrance of the Jefferson County Courthouse." Several years ago they built a library in his honor and now a statue. I am so proud. He is the in the center of the photo.

I promise the next post will be a knitting update. I am waiting for Cascade 220 ordered from Webs sale last week. The day it arrives I will start the Turtleneck Tube Vest from Fitted Knits.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Houston I Think I Have a Problem!

So I'm organizing my smaller closet and I have sixty, yes 60 skirts on hangers. At least 1/3 of these still have the tags attached. I haven't even counted the folded denim skirts yet. I think this means I am obsessed. I'm guessing that I must have at least 40 pairs of capri pants and 60 dresses. I worked for a clothing manufacturer for many years and have denim and khakis galore. I donate clothes to charity every month but clearly my donations aren't keeping pace with my shopping. I don't even want to think about the walk-in closet.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Who Wants A Clean House (or a Well Organized One)?

Last week I made a resolution to really have a clean/well organized house. My name is Stephanie and I am a pack rat. I inherited this trait from the women in my family. My mother, grandmother, aunts, cousins... all pack rats. My house is clean but I have piles of papers, and too many clothes. I have a huge walk in closet and a double closet in my bedroom, I still can't fit all of the cloths. Did I mention that several years ago I spent thousands of dollars on a fancy closet organizer which was professionally installed. It helps but only if you get ride of old clothes when you buy new ones.

I need to break this cycle. I am not as bad as some but I vow to conquer the clutter and organize this house. Life was much easier with a cleaning lady. Last week I joined and started the journey. It all starts with a clean sink. There are short challenges and a mission each day and they really help. One day at a a time, one closet or drawer at a time.