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Saturday, 19 March 2011

Mark this day on my calendar

Well, today is the day.

Today, I am going to go into my bedroom, close the door, turn on some loud music and stay at it until I have cleaned my closet.  And by closet, I mean every shelf, every drawer, every bag, every nook, every cranny. And by cleaned, I mean ruthlessly.

We've been in this condo almost three years, and so far, all I've done in the way of closet management has been to shift things around to make room for more stuff.

What happened to the rule:  If you bring something in, you send something out!?  It's a good rule, it's one I adopted with full understanding and little trepidation.  It's one I've found ways to cheat on, when it comes to personal adornment.

So, any minute now, clear-eyed and determined, fortified by coffee and good music, I'm in there.  I don't know why, but I keep picturing Henry VIII, armoured and enthusiastic, his horse pawing the ground, waiting for his turn at the lists.  Oh yeah, I do know why---when I picture Henry VIII, I always see Jonathan Rhys-Myers, and who wouldn't rather think of him than some churlish Dickensian cleaner with a mobcap and a 
feather duster.

And just to you know, I'm aware that it was a big stretch to get to  Jonathan R-M this morning, but that's the kind of person I am.

please forgive me---I have no rights to this picture.


  1. Couldn't watch that series, partly because I couldn't wrap my around JRM representing KH8. Cuppa was quite into it, however. I doubt that photo is copyrighted.

  2. May the force be with you!

  3. If I could clean my house (I suck at cleaning) I have faith that you can clean your closet :)

  4. Do we get to paw through your give aways or were you so ruthless they are already at the Sally Anne's?

    We need to do this in every room of our condo!! seriously.

  5. Oh, thanks for including JRM, very nice :)

  6. That's what I did to my apartment and have now surfaced after a week of hard work!!!! My new challenge is to keep it that way!!!!! And we all know that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions and mine are absolutely pristine -- until I muck everything up again!

  7. So, how did that go? You're a better woman than I am. Don't forget what Henry did to all those wives, Lorna.