I knew today was going to be a challenge when i posted on FB that this had been a rough day and it was only 1:05pm. It was a tough morning because my depression has been on pretty strong for the past 2-3 days. I have not been holding it down too gracefully…. I blame the disease!
Mid day actually went pretty well. Got stuff done, sat in the sunshine, listened to music and read, vacumed my room, cleaned the kitty box and fish bowl, did some writing and talked with my roommates. Pretty ok.
Just when i thought i was home free…
the shit starts falling from above… literally!
I had a shelf in my bookcase that had lost its little plug stop thing and it was teetering towards the back left corner. I had removed about 2/3 rds of its contents and had somehow found places to put all those books (i had no idea what i was in for in t-30 seconds!
My entire bookcase collapsed in consecutive shelf fails (just like the twin towers without the squibs!) without warning. Every book (that did not fall on me!) had to be pulled or dug out from behind and between and on the sides and carefully removed from teetering shelves (without 1 might i add falling into the… phew… clean litter box who’s home is on the first floor of said case.) .
I did not know i had so many fricking books at this one apartment. I still have most of my books in storage from my last move and i got rid of my entire collection after working at a bookstore for over a year (it was either books or my records… records won!) i believe i have to say now that i may be addicted to buying books.
- (My poor thumb.)
To say the least, it was an unexpected HUGE project that occurred just about the time i was going to take a bath, eat dinner and go to bed. I guess this is one way to be forced into some major spring cleaning! (i just dont know how both thumbs got smashed in almost the same place while my hands were in very different places! Hmmm…
Well, 2 hours later, a pained back, a trip to the corner store for boxes and some sorting, stacking and boxing and i can sit down on my bed again! Phew! I was wondering if i was going to be sleeping on a fresh bed of books tonight. Tomorrow… part two of the clean up and hopefully the full repair of the bookcase! It has got to be a better day tomorrow! It is a half moon after all tonight! Those nights are always my equivalent full moon… (i am a cancer and this is just something that has become so regular and obvious that i am aware that my half is your full.)
I will say though. I have some pretty cool ass books! And i know how to read! Yippee!