Sorry, it's been another week since I last posted anything.
Wow, cleaning and sorting sure makes you lose track of time. I never realized that making decisions on whether to keep paper was gonna take so long. I have moved my crafting area so many times that I've given up the number of times but it's more than 5 and less than 100, in the past 3.5 years. Some of it is still in the garage from the last, "oh put it out there I'll get to it later" phase. But I have come to the conclusion that not only do I have more stuff than the world should allow but I also have more stuff than I will ever, ever, ever need. Put another way....there are not enough days left in my life to do all that I would like to accomplish.
And now that I have some place to donate all of the wonderfulness that makes me feel like I am doing it for all the right reasons it has become a much easier task. The Oscar Foundation helps folks who can't pay for medical care for their beloved pets to be able to do so. I think about how we scrimped and did without when my beloved Willow's medical bills became so high only to have lost her so quickly.....well it gives me pause to do the right thing for others.
Anyway, yesterday being junkin' day, we went by my friend Verna's place to take all of the clean out of toys, train table, clothes and toy bins from one days clearing of Ry's space. Next is the boxes, bags and containers of crafting items I have gleaned and cleaned. We will go back next week with another car load. Of course Shelley's addiction to green purses (Elphaba influence I'm sure of it), as well as Mrs. Brady green throw pillows and my love of odd looking hurricane candle holders meant we came home with some new junk.....whatcha gonna do?
We also went to a couple of new places and found a precious mini wheel barrow for the Easter Bunny to put in eggs, rusty keys, wool yarn (9) skeins for $8, a darling donkey, an antique perfume bottle, a horse collar...I perfer to thing of it as a donkey collar, a new base for my bowl with red dottie mushrooms for the garden and a new ceiling light fixture for Ms. Shelley's bedroom. We had priced one very similar and were going to pay $80 retail but this one was $12. Score.
But the best was my wickedy thoughts. When Shelley was a toddler, I did her room in Raggedy Ann and Andy. We loved the books and the room was darling. Our favorite character was the Camel with the Wrinkled Knees. After Shelley had kids, I wanted to give them a pair of the sweet rag dolls but her now ex human said he couldn't have them in his house because they had frightened him as a child. You don't know how many times, armed with information, I wanted to have the Raggedy's invade his home but I digress.
Today we found a small, no clothing Raggedy and Shelley and I wanted to buy it, stick pins in it and send it to the former Mr. for Valentoonie Day but................we resisted the temptation. No use wasting energy on something that is dead anyway. But we sure did have a good chuckle at the vision of all 6' something of him cringing from the sight of a Raggedy voodoo doll sending him our very worst. Shame on our names. Tiddle he ha ha.