I have to turn off the light on the dryer. As soon as I hit five hundred words, I will do that.
Too many cut corners and you end up not knowing where you are. So tonight, even though I am tired, and there’s technically only 30 minutes left in the day to do it, I am going to buckle down and write my five hundred words.
I had a good day, actually, dear diary. I did a few things that mildly improved my lot. I am thinking about all the books I read about cleaning and organization and the one thing that truly helps me is getting things into containers. Containers actually do force me to visualize how much of a thing I should have rather than believing I have at least as much air as is in my house to cram random shit in. No, I have two bookcases and that is sufficient for the number of books I need to treasure and own. The rest can live at the library or online. I now have dividers for the socks and underthings (sorry internet for informing you I own underthings) and I already feel as though I have so much room. I am trying to kind of Unfondo? Sort a combination of my own making of Unfuck Your Habitat and Marie Kondo teachings. Seeing what makes me feel good and glad to have in about 20 minute bursts. In my case, I have a lot of things I know I want to get rid of, but what holds me back is the idea that I have to do the whole house at once or in one process. I will never get to that stage. Probably ever, ever. So instead, to whirl around and say, shit, I have 5-6 misshapen and useless sports bras that I dig through every time to find the one I like and still wear, along with a huge armful of tights that have runs in strategic places where you could still wear them if they stayed exactly where they should. Mostly this never happens, but I keep the tights because you’d have to think about yourself as an inordinate destroyer of tights and an overall bad person were you to grant them to the garbage pile. I have tried to avoid such determinations, but perhaps, in the end, that is exactly what I am.
The dear cat is very unwell, and back to the vet she went today to get IV’d and have fluids put under her skin because she was refusing to drink or eat. Now she’s perked up a bit, a very little bit, and her eye is all sorts of gross, but I’m hopeful about that.
I’ve watched a lot of Abroad in Japan, for a bit of culture. There’s certainly more on offer in every respect, things to do, things to read, things to worry about tomorrow. I’m feeling positive, generally, mostly because the alternative feels so exhausting and there’s boxes out there to put all your bobby pins in so…stay calm.