Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Two updates in one

I forgot to update yesterday. I didn't forget to do a project, just to write about it, so that's something.

After Sunday's cooking & sewing extravaganza, yesterday was a relaxing day spent eating leftovers, preparing for Sparks tonight, and reading. I've been reading Julie Kenner's "Confessions of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom" series. It's pretty fluffy, but entertaining.

However, I also made time yesterday to clean off the bottom shelf of my coffee table. You may recall that I cleaned off the top a while ago. (It's still pretty clean, I'm pleased to say.) However, the bottom shelf - home of catalogs and take-out menus - was untouched, so yesterday I went through everything that has accumulated there. I found a pay stub from 2006. (I have tidied and dusted since 2006, but apparently it's been a while since I went through everything.)

Today it was back to normal. I wrote some cover letters in the morning, then headed off to meet with the recruiter this afternoon. I actually ended up talking with both recruiters in the permanent placement division. It will be interesting to see if anything comes of this.

This meeting meant that - and I hope you're sitting down for this - I wore a shirt that requires ironing.

To put this in perspective, I burnt something onto my iron a while ago, so for last Christmas, I asked for an iron. I got the iron, and it is sitting on my dryer. It has never been out of the box.

Getting back to my anti-procrastination project, today was another day of shredding. I usually shred enough that my shredder overheats, then I stop. I'm making progress, but there's still a lot to do.


  1. It sounds like you iron as much as I do!

  2. I rarely iron, either. My iron is still in the box because I can store it more easily that way...

  3. Sounds like having no job is like moving...I did a ton of shredding and discovering old pay stubs and the like as I was preparing to move.

  4. I figure there's no reason to wait until I move - might as well deal with some of this stuff while I have time.