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I've sacrificed some blog time for getting some serious work on the house done. And it has paid off! It took me a year, but there are finally no more moving boxes in the living room. Now, in all fairness, I've always had a bookcase wall for the books so I needed something here for all the books and my old Ikea bookcases didn't quite make the move. I had to come up with something myself and I wanted as little bookcase impact on the room as possible. Hence the old-school shelves. Kind of vintage looking which is appropriate as I'm kind of vintage.

I feel like I finally have my room back. With an emphasis on mine. Since I moved to Oregon five years ago I've lived in someone else's home and then in an apartment without my "stuff" so this has been wonderful to find all my old treasures again.

And find my crap. It is much easier to tell what my treasures are and what my crap is after I haven't seen it for four years which makes it easier to get rid of the crap. And I have. By the carload. It is a liberating feeling!

The rest of this post will just be random images of what has happened to me over September:

Brunch potluck with friends to get rid of some knitting/cooking/home improvement books. A ton of fun and I got the left overs!

Tried to make ableskivers one Saturday morning and it didn't go so well. I think I let the pan get too hot before I put the batter in so this is what the first batch looked like.

The pan is not easy to clean and dry and try again so I set this aside to let it cool completely and made pancakes from the rest of the abelskiver batter. I consoled myself by topping the pancakes with some of the cherry jam I made last year. Yum!

As I was sorting out what would be on my book shelves and what would go, I cleaned out a number of cardboard magazine holders. In the middle of this I jumped up to turn on the sprinklers in the front yard. I was outside for about 2 minutes and when I came back all the magazine holders had been turned into this:

Every single one of them was destroyed. There were five.

So lets leave with a peaceful image. Morning sun in my living room. This is why I'm happy to have it back so I can enjoy this.


Your home is beautiful, so tasteful and you don't see Pookiness (we'll not talk about that one thing.) Uhm, where is your TV? I don't understand a living room without a TV! I'm that declasse'.