Day 31 — End of a Month!

This is the 31st day! I’ve worked for an entire month. I am ecstatic. And when I look around my house, I feel amazing. The downstairs is actually fit for company at the moment. It’s been a long time since I could say that.

Here’s a bonus for you from Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits. These are the lyrics for “A-Working In the Garden”. (It’s the only “working” song I’ve written, even if it is too cold and gray to go out and do so today.)

A-Working in the Garden

There’s no finer place to me
In all the wide world round
Than when I’m digging taters
Or planting in the ground.Seeding in the Springtime,
Harvesting in the Fall…
Tending vines in Summer,
The best times of them all.

I plant me corn and carrots,
Taters, herbs, and peas.
Sometimes watermelons,
And tomatoes, if I please.

And – of course – some Mushrooms,
Buried deep in bark
So they grow big and juicy–
Hidden in the dark.

There’s nothing finer to me,
Than working in the dirt
Weeding, hoeing, planting,
Until your muscles hurt.

It is an honest labor
The finest one around…
Yes, there is nothing better
Than digging in the ground.

So come on down to visit
I’ll cook you up a stew
And if you bring a coney,
I’ll add it in there too!

First chore of the day is an hour in the Living Room. There is a cabinet that needs going through, and I should go through the toy box. There aren’t too many other areas in there that need a lot of attention, I’m happy to say.

UPDATE ONE: One of those days where the progress won’t be visible to many people, but it is to me. Straightened the cabinet. Did some vacuuming — that new one might not be as robust a machine as I thought. 😛 Made some decisions. Found one of my ocarinas that had fallen behind the cabinet — didn’t even realize it was missing. That tends to say I have too many.

Anyway, here’s the pictures:


As I say, not a lot of difference between this and this — but I straightened it up.

Here are my instruments…if only I could play some of them. And, of course, this isn’t the lot. I have more in the Office right now.

This doesn’t show the Lute, the Autoharp, or the Ukulele.

Luther was standing guard on the fence again:

Good thing the birds didn’t know about it:

Bonus picture of a rare moment of peace between the girls. I think it was Newell’s calming touch:

Next up, an hour and a half in the Upstairs Hall.

UPDATE TWO: Moving a bit distractedly today since MY NEW KINDLE CAME! I have to re-sort all my books into the appropriate collections. It’s gonna take awhile. But it did interfere in getting stuff done quickly.

Here is what I concentrated on today:





Newell wants to leave the desk on the boxes until we get some legs for it. I’d rather it went back to being the floor desk it is intended to be, but I’m not fighting over it. I do have an idea that might satisfy both of us. Like finding a coffee table that would fit underneath it correctly.

That’s 2 and a half hours. Last roll of the day is 30 minutes in the Kitchen. Dishes to wash!


UPDATE THREE: Didn’t think I really needed to take another picture of the clean dishes.     Almost done with all the backlog and caught up on the ones we use daily.

Downstairs is looking so good! Who wants to come visit?

About RieSheridanRose

Rie Sheridan Rose multitasks. A lot. Her short stories appear in numerous anthologies, including Nightmare Stalkers and Dream Walkers Vols. 1 and 2,  and Killing It Softly. She has authored twelve novels, six poetry chapbooks, and lyrics for dozens of songs. She tweets as @RieSheridanRose.
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4 Responses to Day 31 — End of a Month!

  1. Keep going! It’ll get easier as you go 🙂 Keep exercising your “purging muscle”. You can do it!

  2. Tamian says:

    That poor desk all askew. ::fix me! fix me!, I really am beautiful::
    (so glad you helped me figure out how to reply)
    You GO GIRL!

    • I know. And it is beautiful. I would so love to put it back as a floor desk as it was designed to be, but Newell thinks it would be too hard on my back, so he thinks the legs are essential. Might just remove the boxes for now.

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