So much has happened since I last posted! I will give a VERY brief summary, and then get to the point of today's post.
- I moved, last June, from the lovely house with the lovely pond and gazebo etc. I miss the yard.
- I don't miss much else. .... well.... okay, I miss the folding space in the laundry room and the dog door.
- My career as a massage therapist has really gotten under way. I love love love my job.
- My marriage finally gave up the ghost. I will not elaborate AT ALL. But I may ever make comments about being divorced.
So that's done. On with the point.
As I mentioned above, I moved.
Then we had a bit of a dog issue -- she's not fond of the new back yard, and that led to an issue with the carpet in the room she somehow felt was a better place to pee than the back yard.
That led to new carpet (and adventure in itself when the installers brought the wrong carpet).
(The carpet square is the color I ordered. The carpet it's resting on is the carpet they brought)
Finally, the carpet is down, and the bookshelves are back in the room staring me in the face, waiting for the boxes of books to march in from the garage...
I looked at these for weeks, with no motivation to fix the blank emptiness
Until I realized that the reason I didn't want to put books in was that I didn't want the bookcases the way they were. So, Friday night, I got all stubborn and moved them.
Then I unpacked the children's books (that lovely collection that includes books my mother read when she was young, and books I read when I was young, and, of course, books that Kat and Bookworm read when they were young.)
Today, I sucked it up and hauled a dozen boxes in from the garage, and started unpacking books. (What? only a dozen boxes you say? never fear -- the book cases in the other rooms are already full. I've not turned into someone else.)
One might think this would be easy ... grab book, put book on shelf. But no.
You do remember who I am, don't you? I can't do things the easy way. I have to make them just a tad more challenging. I need to divide the books by category. And then by size, so that I can allocate shelf space more efficiently. And then, of course, by author's last name.
So much for the nice clear empty floor...
and yes, those are stacks of books on the piano bench..