41 for 41 Progress Report

Cuan Law Map For those of you keeping track, I've recently checked off a few things from my 41 for 41 list.

Purge garage and closet: Oh, boy! Did that feel GREAT!! I don't have, nor do I buy, a lot of "stuff" or clothing but somehow things got out of control. Does anyone else have t-shirts that seem to procreate? I don't know what it is but I NEVER buy them and yet my drawers seem to suddenly overflow with them. Four huge lawn bags full of old clothing, books, not-used camping gear, a few pairs of shoes, a lamp, and some small electronics were picked up by the Disabled Vets. The space created from this purge isn't huge or even significant but it makes everything feel lighter...my mind, my to-do list, and the cleaned-out area all seem to have a new flow and vibe.

Sail the British Virgin Islands with Mom: See previous post!!

Take a fabric marbling class: Game on!! I'll be heading out to Gatlinburg, Tenn. soon to take an extended-weekend course at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. The class is taught by Pat K. Thomas, the same woman from whom I took a paper marbling class at the John C. Campbell Folkschool last year. I adore Pat. She's a freakin' fabulous marbler and an even better teacher. I'm bringing $400 worth of fabrics with me to marble on--silk scarves; table runners; cotton napkins; and bolts of fabric made of hemp, bamboo, linen, flannel, and quilter's cotton. It. Is. Going. To. Be. Fun.

No TV for the month of February: Actually, I didn't do any TV at all from February 1 through March 13! And I loved it. I've shed the compulsive belief that I would die if I didn't watch Modern Family every Wednesday (so over that show) but the month-long break did not squelch my craving for New Girl. As long as the Tuesday-night show continues to make me belly laugh at least 10 times in a half-hour, I'll keep tuning in. Other than that, I have no plans to turn on the boob-tube.

Still can't decide if I want to go to Nova Scotia or drive the Oregon coast this year. Argh.

I've also filled in open spot #39.