I am participating in the Decluttering Weekend. Today was meant to be the first day, since tomorrow I will be busy, but my efforts this afternoon were sadly lackluster. I think the Miaolings were helping out too much.
Mostly, I just put away laundry. That took a depressingly long time. Sprocket had fun, though. He got hold of one of my plastic hangers and started chewing. He chewed on the hook part and, just as I was going to take it away, he started gagging, he had gotten it so deep in his throat. I was alarmed. He seemed a little startled by the whole episode but within five seconds, he was sprocketting around again.
Here is a confession: I took a “before picture” but deleted it in disgust before I uploaded it. Suffice it to say that half of my floor was piled with blankets and pillows and clean laundry. Also, two herb plants I thought I could nurse through winter decided to shed all their leaves in my room. The dust-bunnies have been starting a colony of hybrid dust-bunnies – sage and rosemary dust-bunnies.
I have three in my room (and an additional one downstairs), plus one in a jar waiting to be planted. This one on the bookcase is close to my bed and sometimes I feel like it is strangling me as I stumble by in the early hours of the morning. My bookcases are pretty messy too because I don’t have enough room. At some point, my decluttering needs to extend to books.
My room is also suffering a paper crane infestation. The cranes surrounded Chun and tried to disturb his nap, but his resilient spirit won out.