Since the grands and Shelley moved in with us, we have been fighting the never ending battle ...... our house does not magically expand just because we want it to do so. And that means we've had to do some serious ("this is serious", from The Wonder Pets) declutter and give away. As painful as that is. We're on about our 4th go around doing this. But I feel like we've accomplished our task this time. It just feels lighter around here. Less crap, more air to breathe.
I've put myself in the kitchen cubby hole to craft but haven't crafted because.....well I feel claustrophobic.....go figure and I haven't had the inspiration to do anything. But ya know, I've got this huge dining room table where we all gather and I can spread out there, it's only a few steps from the cubby hole. So I've made peace with that.
The grands switched bedrooms and that was an occasion that provided an opportunity to glean. Toys that aren't gonna be played with, aren't of sentimental value and just plain ole done, are all ready to live somewhere new.
We usually give all our cast offs to my friend Verna's favorite pet charity "The Oscar Foundation" but as we were doing the big clean out of not only the house but the garage (oh my gawds what a hoarder I am). We pushed the garage door opener and it just buzzed at us. I think it actually stuck out it's tongue at us in abject shock. So we need to replace it and since the other garage door never had an opener we are aiming for the cost of two openers as the end product of our clean out. And then all the wonderful mess that is left over will go to TOF.
Some neighbors who are involved in 4H coordinated a Community Yard Sale today and tomorrow. So despite my aversion to yard sales, yep that's what I'll be doing for the next two days. I can play the Ernie and Bert cooperation game from Sesame Street. These folks that are coming to the Community Yard Sale are so lucky I'm on medication. Rude just blossoms at these events.....but then again so do stories and shared experiences and "oh we used to have one of those".
Smooches and Squoozes,