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07 December 2012 @ 03:47 am
Today was a good 'me' day. Not a hugely productive one, but a good one.

I only got a new set of lights up as decoration but the set goes all the way across the back of my room (straight across from my door) which means hanging over my bed a bit; I like it. This evening, after some tidying, I looked around my room with my hands on my hips--a frequent "I'm contemplating this" pose--and I nodded, which is to say, "It's not perfect yet, but this is officially and absolutely my room now." My posters and random decorative things are still in the back of my car (who knows how many will actually fit) but it's definitely my room.

And I must say, for the tiniest room in the house (the Cupboard Over the Stairs as I've been calling it), it's definitely one of the coolest. My nesting instincts have won out!

I'm caught up with much of the stuff I'd like to be caught up on and the rest doesn't seem as overwhelming. I feel much more able to tackle my To Do List (and my To Day Lists and fluff up my To Done List) when I feel settled and grounded, instead of wayward and overwhelmed.

Tomorrow I'm running some errands with Housemate!Casey and Housemate!Ray (Casey's partner) which should hopefully include some time for looking into where we can find two small (4' maybe, skinny) trees: one for the ground-floor living room (white-light tree), one for the upstairs living room (coloured-light tree).

One of these days I need to write up a little 'name and blurb' list of the people I live with. It was less confusing when it was, at most, me, my dog, my parents, my brother, my grandmother, and my uncle. Now that I live with 8 other people, 8 cats, a rabbit, and a ferret--all while we have frequent guests--it gets a bit more confusing.

Oh! My English uncle is coming for Christmas this year with his new partner. (He always has a new partner. Mum has fallen in love with too many of them and has now given up. Her last love of Malcolm's was Sue, who had kids the age of me and my brother, and when Malcolm dropped her by accidentally sending her a text meant for a woman in a bar, Mum was heartbroken; when Malcolm started dating another woman named Sue, Mum took to calling her "Sue Two". We think this one has an M-name, which may be the first since Maureen [another one my mother loved; my American uncle has had a long-term on-off Maureen, too]. Who knows.) It'll be new and exciting and there'll be lots more dry humour, I imagine. He's a very dry man who has long lived the bachelor life.

It's really time I stop sitting and soaking in the glow of this room of mine. I should get off to sleep. Goodnight, all, goodnight! ♥

[Crossposted from dreamwidth.]
Current Mood: relaxedRelaxed.
CaroRulescarorules on December 7th, 2012 03:07 pm (UTC)
Glad you're starting to feel at home in your room.

Have fun tree shopping! :)
Kiwi Crocus: Women || Glowing girl.cranky__crocus on December 8th, 2012 07:31 am (UTC)
Definitely! And the other day my 'midnight snack' was baby carrots and humus, so living on my own again seems to be agreeing with me. :P
CaroRulescarorules on December 8th, 2012 01:02 pm (UTC)
Healthy snack, good for you!!
minervas_eule: laughminervas_eule on December 7th, 2012 03:56 pm (UTC)
I love your naming your room "cupboard over the stairs" :-)
Antje has the smallest room in her shared flat as well, and also the one which is decorated with most care and style and making plans and going shopping for things and so on. I really have to visit her to have a look at it. She already calls it her "home", she just comes visiting us and then leaves for "home"!
Kiwi Crocus: Nature || Black kitten tilt.cranky__crocus on December 8th, 2012 07:33 am (UTC)
*Grins.* I thought my fellow HP-fan friends would appreciate that! It's a touch bigger than Harry's Cupboard, I think, but not by too too much.

Glad to know Antje and I have that in common! Although I've always had the habit of calling everything "home". Back in uni people had to ask me, "Do you mean US-home or UK-home?" Now it's "Massachusetts home or Providence home?" I have lots of home! :D If it's where the heart is, then my home is just about all over the place. ♥

My mother wants to come along for a visit here as well. She hasn't seen it looking so lived-in yet. I know she'll feel more at ease when she's seen it more "Kiwified". I'm sure it wouldn't take much to convince my mother to come down for a visit, either, since there are some great things to do (and great places to eat) in Providence! It's a lovely little city.