11 April 2007

I vowed this week my calendar would be clear so I could take the time to knock off the things on my list that have left me overwhelmed and wishing the worst (a very backwards point of view for me). My calendar is plainly and beautifully empty until I get things around my apartment in order and looking normal.

the thing is, I am the daughter of a Southern Woman who can clean a toilet so well you'll ask to eat off of it. She cleans well and she cleans fast. And when we were children we were not allowed to clean anything but our bedrooms. So, as an adult, I have an instinct (or retribution) to clean like a Southern Woman jacked up on electrolyte infused water. I'd like to announce (DU-DNA-NA-NA): my apartment is clean, closet organized, bills in order and new decorative ideas in cue.

I still plan to spend the week with myself (and my puppy). Our fist outing will be a picnic dinner this evening in My Neighborhood.

A tisket, a tasket, here is what's in my picnic basket:

Garlic Shrimp, Pasta and c. $7.99/lb, Pasta and Co. (2109 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, 98109 - (206) 283-1182)

Tomato, mozzarella, basil salad, $8.99/lb, Whole Foods Market (2210 Westlake Ave Seattle WA , 98121, 206.621.9700)

Baguette, $3.99, Essential Baking Company (2719 East Madison Street Seattle, WA 98112 (206) 328-0078)

Vouve Split (perfect for two), $15.75, Cost Plus World Market (2103 Western Ave, Seattle, 98121 - (206) 443-1055)

Thomas Paul Plates, $8.00ea, Velocity Art and Design: (2118 2ND AVE SEATTLE WA 98121; 866.781.9494)

Glasses, Vintage, Priceless, all glassware from my parents Bar. (I did find a few at a church rummage sale)

VINTERBĂ„R Quilt, $39.99, Ikea (600 SW 43 St Renton, WA 98055, (425) 656-2980)

Simply She Affirmation Hoodie, $ 34.00, Burnt Sugar Seattle (601 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103, (206) 545-0699)

Ipod Nano stuffed full of Lilly Allen and My Daters new mix on C89, $199.00, Apple Store (2656 NE University Village St, Seattle, 98105 - (206) 524-8100


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