Daily Archives: March 9, 2014

spring fever

Good morning!

Wanna see something cool?

Too bad, I’m showing you anyway:


It’s my laundry hamper. And it’s empty!

I honestly can’t remember the last time I’ve seen this sight (hence the picture…for posterity).  There is always, alwaysalways at least one random towel, washcloth, pillowcase, pair of socks or other random item in the bottom of that thing. “Oh, I don’t have enough room in this load for another towel, I’ll just throw it in the next one” usually happens over and over until it becomes “Guess I’m washing a load of towels now” several days, weeks or months later.

For me, the empty hamper is indicative of something Bigger: finally getting around to all the little odds-and-ends that have been stacking up around me. If I can finally wash my damn towels, I might as well vacuum. And once I’m done vacuuming, I might as well wipe down the patio furniture. And once I do that, well, I guess I should do my damn taxes.

Whoa there, Julie! Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

But no, for serious: Wait, wait. Did I have a point here? I’m sure that I did, and I’m certain that point wasn’t “Let’s find a reason to post a picture of my bathroom on the Internet.”

Oh, that’s right. Playing catch up. What have I been doing for the past month, anyway? Aside from neglecting my laundry? Now that spring is about to be sprung, I’m starting to go stir-crazy. My to-do lists are increasing in length by the minute. I’ve got an intense itch to do some travelin’. I desperately want my excuse for a messy apartment to be “I’ve been doing other stuff” and not “I’ve been working a lot of overtime.”

And, shit, now that my towels are clean nothing’s holding me back.