March 3   Still unf*cking

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Actually, I’m starting to feel like a real slob – really I’m a neat person!!! – as I take these photos one by one around my house. I mean, I’m not going to be showing you the neat bits and I’m worried you’ll get the wrong idea about me!

Still … we did a lot of unfucking today. Sadly we got held up by discovering a few things at the back of the cupboards. So the only before and after shots I have from today are the ones below. The rest is in a state of progress, to be finished tomorrow before my parents drop by!

We did though start putting our engagement presents away – I’ve been feeling bad about doing that til we finish writing all our thank you cards. C has a different take on that. But either way, it was definitely getting in the way and we need space for people to sit down. So we went through them and I reread all the cards and took things out of boxes.

The top of the fridge was mostly a man and puppy zone:

Now it’s turned into a great place for the beautiful cookbooks we got as presents!

I’m not allowed to throw anything out tomorrow as our bin is full again after being emptied on Friday. Still so much more to do!

We worked on the 20/10 – 20 minutes unfucking, 10 minutes break and I managed to get through some unpleasant/less fun sewing things and watched the whole season of Episodes – which I kinda liked, not awesome but a fun look at making a TV show from the side of English writers in Hollywood. I also started Fresh Meat – a UK drama about freshers who move into a uni share house. I quite like it.

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March 1   Unf*cking it Post 3

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Almost didn’t get a post in tonight. Almost didn’t get anything unfucked either. But then I thought that actually there weren’t that many dishes there tonight – C had caught up on them from last night – so it would be good to maintain rather than to have to attack from behind.

So – after work today I did a cardio workout, made dinner, read the latest issue of Locus, did the dishes and one load of laundry.

Clear bench:

(that’s C getting a glass of juice and temporarily putting things on the bench mid-shot)

Now I have some TPP stuff or some Last Short Story reading to get done before bedtime (in 5 mins) – arrrgh!


February 29   Unf*cking it Post 2

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Well I probably can’t actually count the credit for this one. Remember how I brought all my stuff with me when I moved in, then we had double of a bunch of white goods and I didn’t want to get rid of mine because of “just in case”? C jokes that I need a truck in the backyard for the “if we break up”. So it’s mostly that but it’s also the hoarder’s thought process – it’s good stuff, it’s valuable, I want it to be *used* etc.

So yeah. Not much progress has been happening in that regard. C though has it on his to do lists to sort out and he, as it turns out, is very outcome focused (I’m more process focused by comparison). He was looking on Gumtree this weekend and found someone in our area looking for a quite cheap fridge. And he gave me the look – make the decision already! – and so yes, we contacted them and they came and had a look, were a bit nervous about why such a big and in good condition fridge was so cheap (could we turn it on and leave it running to check it worked) and in the end, they bought it. As we were moving it from the back patio to out the front for the pick up, C pointed out it had been bought from a police auction – oh yes! I had totally forgotten that it wasn’t a new fridge to start with. And um, I hadn’t paid for it either. So we got some money for it, the fridge was taken away for us and the new to Australia family got a very good deal for a pretty great fridge. And I parted with more baggage. Win all round.

Wednesday is weigh in for the program. And I might have gotten a new whizz bang digital set of scales this week – you know, the kind where you can’t lean a little to the left, lean a little to the right, til you get the answer that you want. Apparently Week 3 weigh ins are tough but I think I had my tough week last week. I lost 1.2kg this week and I’m happy with that. I’ve had to make today my rest day from exercise due to having spent more than 5 hours driving today. But that’s ok because we have a long weekend this weekend coming and I’m happy to not have the Sunday as my rest day then.

Finally, I’m continuing with my getting daily posts up on this blog and the Twelfth Planet Press news blog.