Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Hi there.

I am on an adventure.  It is a doozy.  In addition to my steps towards starting an online travel agency and getting to where I look decent in a bathing suit for our trip to Hawaii, I am starting a mass purge from my house. 

I have a trunk load of things to drop at the Salvation Army and a pile of boxes by the front door to go into my trunk as soon as it's empty.  I have boxes of fabric that need to go to the church for the sewing team.  I have a box of books for the library at Billy's school.  I have boxes of clothes that I need to get out of the house but I can't pull them out until I have an empty truck to take them out of the house.  So much to do.  My goal in doing this is that I will have less to deal with and less to move when we eventually move.  I keep saying I want to move to the Gresham area but the idea of packing all our stuff stifles my enthusiasm. 

I have tons of crafts that I have bought but not completed.  I have oodles and oodles of sewing projects that need to be done.  And painting projects.  And who could forget all the scrapbooks I want to make.  Oh geesh!  My head spins as I think of it. 

To stop the head spinning and procrastination, I am simply going to take one project at a time and get it done.  If I finish one in the course of a week, maybe I can finish 2 or even 3.  Once these projects are done, I will have a ton of gifts to give and will be so very happy.  I love giving gifts to my friends and I think specially about them when I am putting the gift together, praying for them, remembering fun times we have had, thinking about how they will use whatever it is that I am making.

Boy, just thinking about all that makes me smile and motivates me, until I see the mess that is.  But I will wade thru the mess and accomplish good things.  I am determined that I will reclaim my house and make beautiful things from what we have.  I don't believe I will have to buy more than a couple gifts this year which makes me happy. I can use what we have to make so many fun and wonderful things.

The beautiful thing about making gifts using the supplies I already have at home is that I can get rid of things in the process because the gifts leave once I'm done.  Yeah!

Purging is so cleansing and healthy.  I really wish I did more of it, or didn't accumulate so much stuff to begin with. 

Oh well, life is good and it will be even better when I have less to deal with. 

Happy Tuesday!

1 comment:

  1. Good stuff, lady. I can really relate - although my "stuff" is minimal, I too have procrastinated, had good intentions, and never followed-through. Hopefully that season of my life is over too, and I can once again embrace the joy of creating something with my hands - and the satisfaction of seeing the people's faces when they receive my one-of-a-kind gifts. I wish you luck in your endeavor, my dear!