Happy Friday! In the Toronto area we are now rejoicing over temperatures of -2 to -10 degrees Celsius. It's practically balmy compared to what we have experienced for the last couple of weeks. Unfortunately The Weather Network is telling us we should be "bracing for heavy weekend snow." Awesome.
That being the case, I will continue to focus on indoor pursuits, as I have been for, oh, maybe three months. This week, I took to moving things around the house. We have this little TV that I got as a teen. It's been sitting unused, so I decided to add it to my living room/office. I placed it atop a vintage table that came from my parents. As I said on Instagram, I must be turning into my dad. He held onto all of his vintage televisions for many, many years. You know the kind that look like big pieces of furniture? He even used one as a base for a more modern TV.
Today, I stood and stared longingly at these pictures of our family vacationing at the beach in Nova Scotia one summer.
Seeing as summer is a long way off, I found a way to display some sand that we got from a Cape Cod beach a couple of years ago. It had been sitting in a plastic container, without a home. Recognizing that the key to organizing is ensuring every item has a home, I figured it was time to do something with all that sand! Now I can stare wistfully at it.
I also organized my office this week, in preparation for tax time. I am down to only one nasty little box of assorted crap that I still need to discard or find homes for. File folders are my friends. I bought a box of 200 at Costco. It seemed ridiculous at the time, but now I am loving them. Recipes, exercise tips (ha!), receipts, insurance papers - everything gets its own folder!
This is one of those rare times when I actually managed to clean both sides of the home office/living room. Usually, I shuffle a bunch of stuff from one side to the other. I have placed our handy little Crosley record player in the corner so I can spin old vinyl while I work. It makes filing papers less dull.
Beside my desk, I have re-purposed a little wooden table to act as our family charging station. Thanks to my mom and dad, the kids and I got iPads for Christmas. Add those to our collection of iPods and cell phones and we needed a proper place to plug in. Otherwise, the kids are constantly moving end tables to get to the electrical outlets. Something is sure to get broken that way.
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How about you? Are you embracing the outdoors or spending more time getting to know your home lately?
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