okay, so part of the january cure is to throw a shindig at the end of the month so you have people over and feel great about your home. well, we had both our housewarming as well as christmas dinner at our house already the month of december, so i'm not really feeling up to having people over again in any sort of organized fashion.
so assignment eight (monday), which is to choose a date and time for this get-together and get the invite list invited, is.. well, out the door. now, it happens to be the lunar new year that weekend, so i still might invite a couple people over, but it most certainly would not be organized, and not at this point.
assignment nine (tuesday) is to create a landing strip and start using it. a landing strip "is where you can lay things down and sort the mail along with your change, keys and other odds and ends." well, lucky us - we already have one! two the right after entering the doorway is a place to hang keys, bags, clip coupons and sanford's leash and harness. to the left is a console table, also with a place to put keys, where sanford's wipes and bags are, and where mail gets dropped when we don't put it on the dining table.
we're not very good at using it though, particularly when it comes to getting the mail sorted and dealt with on a daily basis. that also comes with not having anything near a functioning office yet, so it sort of piles up (on the dining table) until we find time on the weekends to deal with it. but other than that, we definitely have a place to put our keys and other odds and ends.
and finally, assignment ten (wednesday) is to "unplug" for the evening aka do a "media fast" or "take a break from television, computer, tablet and cell or smart phone." this should have been really easy, as one of our good friends was staying with us (oh yea, did i mention we also made the guest room stay-in-able this past weekend? we're being so good!) and we mostly just hung out in the living room and chatted, but we did end up watching a couple videos on youtubethat had come up during conversation. i also did some reading on my e-reader, but i don't really feel like that counts.