Liz Erk (lizerk) wrote,
Liz Erk

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Sarah told me the only thing she wanted for Christmas was to come home from PA to a clean house.

Now, anyone who knows me, knows this might seem the impossible gift.

But alas, Virginia (er, Sarah), there is a Liz-a-Claus!!

Sarah gets home on Monday and I still have one more full day, but so far I've washed and vacuumed the rooms, done piles of laundry, *finally* tackled the last 4 boxes in the corner of the living room that never got unpacked, hung pictures on the walls, and organized items into storage bins for the attic.

Now, let's take a step back here. In order to accomplish the 4 boxes, I had to go shopping. 2 of the boxes were full of my CDs, but the reason they sat unpacked all this time was because I have no CD storage racks. Correction-- I HAD no racks! How did I tackle this problem? Why, a shopping trip to Target, of course!

I LOATHE Target.

I'm sorry, the sketchiest, most aggravating people all seem to shop at Target whenever I'm in the vicinity. People who manage to ram me with their carts, people who stand in the middle of the aisle and don't move, even when I say, "excuse me," and, worst of all, people who let loose "runaway carts" in the parking lot. The last time I went to Target, all of these things happened, including returning to my car to find a bunch of carts clustered around the yellow seXterra in "wagon train circle" fashion. (I swear, out of the corner of my eye I saw a tumbleweed blow by that day...)

I threw on a pair of track pants, hopped in the seXterra and turned on Snake River Conspiracy's "Homicide" full bass pumpin' blast. About 5 minutes later I rolled into the lot, narrowed my eyes, parked in the furthest spot away from everyone and ventured into the store.

I'm relieved to say that 3 CD racks, 9 storage bins, and 4 picture frames later, I survived! But I was baffled when I returned to my car. In front of it was an empty 42" screen TV box. (Plus 3 shopping carts next to the box, but I refuse to think the box was there to protect my car from the attack of the carts) How weird. I find it hard to believe someone bought a TV and then just unpacked it in the lot.

But, there the box was. Oh well.

At any rate, I packed bins, inserted pictures into frames, hung them on the walls and, most impressive of all, I built the CD racks MYSELF!! (Anyone who knows me would also be far too aware of how retarded I get around anything that requires assembly) Yes, friends, 2 beautiful maple wood shelves and 1 mahogany. (Go, me! Go, me! Go, me!)


It is now 1:00 a.m. I've been toiling away at this house since 11:30 a.m. I can't believe I still have a lot more to do! But it's gonna be worth it... Sarah will faint when she sees the place!

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