Working up the Motivation… meh.

… when it comes to cleaning I am severely lacking in the motivation department.  My tolerance for clutter is much higher than your average woman’s…. or man’s for that matter!

So, instead of cleaning up my apartment some more and taking out the combustible garbage, I decided to write another blog entry!  Yay for procrastination!

Despite my lack of energy today, I did manage to get quite a bit done this weekend.  I cleaned up some more on Saturday and finally decided that I needed to whittle down my collection of books and manga to just one 20lb. box.  I then finally took that box and my huge box of stuffed Nyanpire plushies to the post office to ship off.  All together it cost me around $100.oo.  I plan to ship off at least two more, much heavier, boxes later this week.  I imagine that will be at least $150 to $200.  Which falls right into the budget I gave myself.

After that, I bagged up a large chunk of my wardrobe (three 45 liter garbage bags full) and brought them into a local 2nd hand clothing store.  They actually gave me money for them!  Granted, it all only amounted to about $12!  Still!  I hadn’t really expected anything for them!  I just wanted to give them away!   While there I also bought myself a new (used) wallet.  It was a designer label (Anna Sui) leather wallet.  At one time it had been a bright red but now it is faded and well worn… which I think adds to it’s vintage charm!  Plus it has a little brass butterfly button!  I love it!  It is a vast improvement over my old, cheap plain brown wallet!

I also managed to get a lot done earlier this week.  Aside from the usual combustible and soft plastic/vinyl trash I also remembered to bring out all of my old cardboard boxes, manga magazines and non-combustibles on the appropriate days.  (Hence my lack of motivation now.  I literally had to take the trash out to the neighborhood trash site every day this week!  Bleh!)

On Monday night I finally came to the conclusion that I should probably just sell my baby. (My 21.5″ iMac desktop.)  It is just too expensive and めんどうくさい to get it home!  So, I put an ad in at GaijinPot . com.  I went to bed with the ad pending approval from their classifieds section.  After work on Tuesday, I had already received 2 inquiries.  I hadn’t expected anything quite so fast!  (I also received several offers in the following days until I took the ad down.)  It looks like I will be getting 7万円 (around $700+/-) for it. Which is fairly good considering I have had it for nearly a year now.  But, man! I will miss it in all it’s 21.5″ LED black-lit High Def glory!!  At least I get one more week with it!  Then I will be back to using my ancient, but still functioning, MacBook.  Hopefully, with the money I make on this sale plus the sale of my furniture and appliances, I will be able to buy a replacement.  I will wait until Apple updates the iMac line though… which should be fairly soon one would assume.  Maybe I should get an iPad and a cheap PC instead…. hmmm…

Man, this week will be rough!

It is my last week at both of my schools!  I am going to be balling like a little baby by the end of this!  Thankfully I have laid down a good cover story.  I have been wearing my new specs all week because the cedar pollen has been irritating my eyes!  Hopefully they will see my red puffy eyes and just assume that the pollen is really starting to get to me!  LOL!  (;_;)  (=.=;)


About Mari-chan

I once lived abroad in Japan, teaching English. Now I am back in my hometown of Butte, Montana attending school as a MSTC candidate at Montana Tech where I now seem to spend all my hours! View all posts by Mari-chan

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