Ever wonder what 3 months worth of recycling looks like? Well, wonder no longer:
This is the recycling that has been piling up in my kitchen since the city workers’s strike started back in July. They are *finally* going to pick up recycling this week and I can’t wait to put this stuff outside and get my kitchen back!!
In other cleaning-up-my-place news, I was struck with my biennial “I feel like cleaning” mood on Friday and did some tidying up and organizing. Apparently there is this new invention that’s like a sponge on a stick and you put the sponge part in soapy water and run it across your floor. I believe they call it a “mop.” So I tried that out and now have shiny kitchen and bathroom floors1
Some other features of my newly semi-organized place include taking my shoe collection from looking like this:
To looking like this:
Although I do have to admit that even with a five-story shoe rack, I don’t have enough room for all my shoes2
Also, I hung up a whole bunch of stuff on the walls, as seen here:
“Haida Killer Whale – Skaana” by Bill Reid
My friend Therese brought these two pieces,
which apparently I have not hung up straight,
back from San Fran for me.
as gifts to everyone at their wedding. The gingerbread man cutting board
was given to me by either my mom or my sister (I can’t remember which).
(Go to the Flickr page if you want to see what each of these degrees/diplomas/awards are).
Of course, there are still piles of paper on various tables, chairs, filing cabinets and other available surfaces (photos not available3), but I’m sure I’ll get around to cleaning them up in 2009, when the mood to clean hits me again.
1Although the tile in my kitchen, like the paint on the walls and all the furniture, is older than me, so it still kinda looks like crap.
2Plus, there are four more pairs in my bedroom that I forgot to take a photo of and I’m too lazy to take a photo and upload it now that I’ve realized that I didn’t take a photo of them.
3Because I don’t want to document what a slob I am. Despite my claims to the contrary, I’m really not at all about fair and balanced reporting .