A quick nothing on Friday

August 22, 2014 @ 6:17 pm | Filed under:

Today I purged a forest of paper from my files and finished setting up a nifty new filing system that has me squeeing a bit. I spent hours on this project over the past three days, but the funny thing is that right now, as I look around the room, I can’t see any difference: all the change is inside closed drawers. But now there will be much less chance of those drawers disgorging their contents across the flat surfaces of this room. Invisible or not, it’s a mighty satisfying development.

Tonight some of us are headed to a friend’s house for a group reading of The Importance of Being Earnest. Promises to be fun.

I’ll be spending part of the weekend prepping for a talk I’ve been asked to give on Monday night, about habits and scheduling and atmosphere. It’s going to be here at the house, since part of the idea is to see us in our habitat (warts and all). I promised myself to do only ordinary cleaning, nothing extraordinary, because I want to give a really true impression of what everyday life is like. (The overhauled files live in my room, where my visitors are unlikely to go, so although my efforts in that department may well qualify as extraordinary—maybe a once-a-decade event for me—it doesn’t count as a breach of my aforementioned promise to myself.)

Was going to add a photo (of what, I know not), but it’s time to head out for our Wilde reading!

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  1. another sarah says:

    A group reading of Earnest?! You are so lucky! (And I actually mean that sincerely. I’m proud to be a Geeky Homeschooler.)

  2. selvi says:

    Transcript of your talk might make a good blog post! 🙂

  3. Nancy says:

    Please share your talk about habits, scheduling, atmosphere!

  4. Ellie says:

    Ha! Lissa, I did that last Sunday: purged and sorted and clarified piles and piles and great wads of paper. I feel so much better now and all is tidy inside the filebox and the baskets, and on the cork board where “current” papers get pinned (as you can guess, “current” quickly becomes out of date as more and more papers get pinned on top ergh). But for the moment all looks lovely. Happiness. And virtue. :-p

    Yes, yes, do share your talk here if possible??

  5. Lindsay says:

    I’ve been purging, too, and wondering, “Should I purge some of these extra copies of Shakespeare? Might we ever think about doing a read-aloud evening?” And then I saw your post about “Earnest.” Maybe I won’t purge those extra copies yet!

  6. kortney says:

    hope you had a loverly evening.

    i too would get all swoony about a Bonny Glen atmosphere post…

    tide’s coming in!

  7. Pippi says:

    Another call for a post about your talk on habits, scheduling, and atmosphere!

  8. Melanie Bettinelli says:

    Oh a Ernest reading sounds like such fun! And add me to the list of people who want to hear about your talk. Oh yes please.

  9. Karen Edmisten says:

    I earnestly await your report on the Earnest reading. How fun!