Friday, September 24, 2010

Too much packing?

I didn't think it was possible to do too much packing, but I was wrong. I was packing up the sewing room and making such great progress that I didn't want to stop. You know now it is when you're completely engrossed in something and everything is coming together and you just want to keep going? That's what it was like. Except that I should have stopped long before I did because I ended up exhausting myself. By the end I was trembling, I was so tired. Packing is hard work!

Even with this huge effort, the sewing room is still not completely packed up. Sigh. There isn't so much left, at least compared to what I've already packed. There are a couple of boxes in-progress and there are some piles of stuff that have been sorted but not packed. So much of this process has been about sorting and organizing; the packing is really secondary.

Since I was so exhausted from packing, we stayed home tonight and explored our new netflix subscription on the Playstation network. It is awesome - there are so many movies and shows and they stream directly to the PS3. It's way, way, way better than the Rogers On Demand service because it's faster, with a better user interface, a more interesting and complete selection, and selections for the user based on their selected preferences and ratings. If you have a PS3 and you love movies, get netflix for it.

We ended up watching Between the Folds, an amazing and beautiful documentary on folding paper... it included the most incredible, amazing origami sculptures made out of a single (sometimes very large) piece of paper. One artist has made 3-D origami people... they're so cool! Another models his designs mathematically... because it's all math underneath, isn't it? I can't deny that we were intrigued because there's a strong mathematical background to taking something from a flat sheet of paper to a three-dimensional object. We gasped at how beautiful the different creations were. It's a beautiful and intriguing documentary, and if you get a chance, watch it.

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