June 10th, 2013

tats

Short post, things to do..

Today, people are coming to steam clean the carpets. I've never had this done in a house I'm still living in before, and it feels like a luxurious treat. They are also doing the upholstery. Ooh, posh!

I'm also washing all the blankets and cushion covers because in for a penny, in for a pound, right? God knows they needed it.

Part of me is really liking the minimalist look of the house without All The Things in it. Sometimes I really wish I were one of those people who had interests that didn't require the acquisition of stuff. But I can't really think of any, you know? Pretty much everything requires stuff.

I guess what I really need is a creative space to put all the stuff in, that I can shut the door on when I want to be in a serene and uncluttered environment.

Meanwhile, the YoT was wondering last night why publishing academic articles is a big deal. And you know? I didn't know what to tell him. I mean yes, it's like going "Hey world, I know stuff!" but some people seem to set a lot of store by what (or how much) you have published, and I really don't understand that well enough to explain it to a teenager.

Hmm.