3/23/2007

Femina est Laborat

Yesterday I worked my butt off. I literally should have lost a few pounds, but when you are me you don't do that. It took me four years to lose all the weight I gained after children.

I switched all the clothes for each kid, organized a few closets (actually, more than a few), replaced the headlight bulbs in the VW, filled some black bags with leaves (I live in a forest), took out hoards of trash, organized my daughter's horrendously sickening room, swept the patio and put out the patio furniture, ran a few miles, and other things I can't remember because I am fried.

When Dear Sir got home last night he showed me a site he was lurking around on displaying a unique way in shelving your books: by color. I went upstairs and took a shower and played guitar for a spell while the kids put themselves to bed. I then went downstairs and found Dear Sir fiddling with his books. "I have a project," he beamed. Boy, do I like sorting things. I sat down and helped him sort the books by color in the office. I kind of got roped into it because once Dear Sir had all the green books on a shelf I was fascinated (you all know how I like green). It does look sort of cool:

12 comments:

Rick Capezza said...

I think that would drive me nuts. I have a couple thousand books, and I could probably find all my theology books by color. But with my literature books, I don't necessarily know which addition I have, so I might go nuts looking for them.

shealyisnottheantichrist said...

How can you make it work by color? Yikes. Historical time period is the only thing that works for me. I am truly impressed by the amount of work you can crank out in a day!

MaryM said...

I have never seen anything like that! Looks great... but how will he find anything?

Badoozie said...

organizing by color is right up my alley. I really like that, but I would probably stagger the height more. I'm one of those freaky people who wants all the same color hangers in the closet.

Anne said...

I just wish I had shelves on which to put all our books. You know how it is when you homeschool - lots of books and not enough room for them.

graybandit said...

looks cool, but i'd never be able to find anything i wanted fast enough.

we're in roxboro north carolina until tuesday...looked in to coming up but we're bushed and it's not as close as we'd like :-( doing a lot down here to get ready to take a boat home.

maybe some other time.

KingJaymz said...

I'm gonna have to give this a shot. We have such a tiny living space for all of our stuff, this would help it look neat. Here' goes nothing...

JRH said...

Wow, your energy and the variety of your abilities is impressive! From auto mechanic to musician all in one day.

I rather like the idea of book-sorting by color. Once I've read a book, I seldom go back to it anyway - it might as well look good on the shelf. Not only that, but in the process of searching for something you might stumble across some gem you've forgotten about.

Lisa said...

Scary cool...

Emily said...

I agree with the first poster. That "by color" thing would make me crazy. I'm too anal, I guess. My books are all carefully sorted by type and/or subject matter. Though it does LOOK pretty, I'll give you that.

I'm laughing about the B&C and FT sitting in the little box... looks just like MY house! ;-)

Leslee said...

I don't know that I would be able to handle the "by color" thing, but whatever works for you! You have a lot of books, do you realize that?

R said...

Thankfully, Dear Sir recognizes most of the books by color, as do I. I criticized it at first, but liked the way it looked once done, so my man is a genius. Most of the time he relies on me to find a book for him anyway because he can't find the ketchup on the door of the fridge, and I have somewhat a photographic memory, but in time it will be fine. Color is good.

Family is in town starting this past weekend so I have been busy. Friends are coming over from ID tonight and then my best friend is coming in a couple of weeks. I am a busy woman right now but I am ordering a pizza so I can check out the blogs now. Whew!