for me to think to myself, "i need to clean this thing." i mean, i'll do laundry, and my fridge is better than it has been ever (in my life), and the toilet gets scrubbed and no one comes over to my house and gets the plague, but still. tonight i actually hauled the vacuum down to my room and used it in the nook. when i trim threads off stuff when sewing, i just throw them on the floor. probably that's one of the least-adorable habits i have, besides nose-picking. (shut up, i know you pick your nose too!) i actually do it when i embroider too. in fact, whenever i trim a piece of thread, or yarn, or embroidery floss, or snip of fabric, i just throw it down. i only litter threads, though, i swear.
ahem, this story doesn't need to be this long. i just looked in my nook and thought, "yeah, this needs a hoover-ing." i also moved some stuff around and threw out some trash and sorted all my bobbins for my sewing machine and hung up some cute birdie ornaments i got for xmas. they are too cute for a tree, they are now strung on a line and hang above a doorway in a happy row. now i'm going to try to put things back in place and get my bed ready for sleeping, since it's covered in fabric.
i had a meeting with my new boss today, because i have only 8 more days on the phones (squeeeeee!) and HOLY SHIT i am excited about this new gig. the main reason being: everyone who works in this department is excited about working there. they are full of ideas and ideals, they want to make health insurance better for customers and they love spreadsheets and research. i was shown something today called a "config" file that was essentially a gorgeous spreadsheet of information, easily searchable and data driven, and i swooned. it's nerd-vana over there.
(also, thanks so much for reading my long and self-pitying post about the kid's bio-mom. i try not to be a bummer, but parenting is new to me!)