Saturday, June 26, 2010

One thing at a time

I have a habit of making long to-do lists, and then getting to tired or bored to ever finish my lists.

So this week I'm shortening the list. This week I will take care of all my clothes.
yes, a whole week to deal with clothes!
I washed a small load of laundry and put 3 shirts out on the free table today. By the end of the week, I want all the clothing thats scattered around to be washed, taken care of neatly in dresser or put out onto the free table.

I started making a list of what clothes I had that I wanted to keep:
6 pair of shorts
7 pair of pants
3 hoodies
3 sweaters
4 dresses/skirts
about 20-30 shirts (this is the hard one)

Now I don't even know if 20-30 shirts will fit in my dresser; and I am only keeping clothes that fit in my dresser. That would be a different shirt for every day of the month.I'm sure I have plenty of shirts I hardly ever wear. The hoodies & sweaters I might just keep in my suitcase under the bed (otherwise they are so bulky that they could take up a whole drawer all by themselves)and well maybe my winter hat, scarves, and gloves can get packed away in the suitcase too. Figure if the suitcase is going to take up room anyways, I might as well use it for storage.

My closet doesn't have a door on it and my desk is inside my closet, so I don't need or want clothes hanging in there.

Luckily most of my shorts, pants and hoodies are all dark colors so even if they all get dirty I can wash them all together when I do laundry. (which is very important).
I have a couple bright colored t-shirts that I always seem to leave out of the laundry waiting forever for other bright colors to wash with them.

The main thing is with all my clothes:
I'm tired of trying to figure out what fits, whats clean, or where I put something.
I will need more socks to wear for work though...alot of my socks have holes in them.
I wear a uniform to work provided by the company and mostly the same 2 pair of pants on my days off.

Guess at the end of the week, I should post a picture of my dresser (if I actually finish what I hope to finish with all my clothes)

Friday, June 25, 2010


Books and magazines seem to be 1 of the things I still am addicted to collecting. My subscribtion to "Popular Photography" magazine runs out this Summer and its my last magazine that I get in the mail. I don't plan on renewing it.

When I ride down to Flagstaff with Brenda, I will sometimes pick up a variety of Magazines at the store. Now I have a good size collection of different jewelrymaking magazines. I have not made much jewelry in about 7 months, so it really is silly to keep buying all the jewelrymaking magazines and beading supplies.

Lately I ordered some books from Amazon about "minimalist lifestyle" and "making money from blogging". The "Problogger" book has some really good info. Of course, collecting a bunch of books about minimalism/ minimalist lifestyle seems like an oxymoron. I'm still waiting to receive "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating a Web Page & Blog".
I should just get back in the habit of going to the little library here again.

Then today a friend gave me a bag of paperback novels to read.
I noticed a few in there that don't interest me at all and I will just leave on the free table in my dorm. Actually I should leave them all there, but a few of the books look like they might be good reading material and besides reading these silly novels helps put me to sleep at night.

Every now and then, my brother will try to convince me that I need to write a book on all my traveling, or a book about living at the Grand Canyon. I wonder if he would be happy with blog-writing instead.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

About Me

Well I've been reading quite a few other blogs about minimalist lifestyle and different sites about making money by writing blogs, so I figured I would get serious about blogging to give it a go.
Most bloggers who "supposedly" earn big bucks from blogging say that you need an
about me here goes.

One of my younger brothers used to call me the wandering gypsy because I traveled so much that he had a hard time of keeping track of where I was living. That is why the word, Gypsy is on this site.

During the 80's, I traveled cross-country twice a year: In June to go back home to NH to visit family for the Summer and then again in September to Utah so my ex-husband could go to school.
Then starting in 2003 or 2004, I started hopping on a greyhound bus alone to travel across the country for a few years. Believe me, you don't keep much stuff when you start packing up things to move around on a greyhound.

Since I came to the Grand Canyon to live & work in March 2007, I have started to collect alot of stuff. Now 3 years later, I am starting to give some of my stuff away. This Summer I will be drastically weeding things out of my dorm room. The company I work for has small dorm rooms with community bathrooms for employees.

I have not had a television for over 3 years, even though quite a few co-workers have offered to give me one for free. I have not had a car since April 2004 (which is why I traveled on Greyhound). So that means I don't have car payments, worry about getting a car repaired, gas bills, or have to buy insurance.
I don't have any phone but am thinking of getting some sort of cell phone soon. I'm still trying to figure out all the info on a few different companies.