Every, single, last, blessed item that i possess…..

Not actively Going Out To Work anymore, frees up loads of time and energy for this Going Through our Stuff malarky.

Contents of the bookshelves, CDs and cassettes (yes this household uses them ) are all gone into self storage. Majorly large pieces of furniture (think: two table and a set of solid chairs) have joined them and we’re now eating at what amounts to a garden set of table and chairs.

Back garden had the first direct-hit sort out last week and round two will happen anytime when rain is absent for more than 48 hrs.

Surfaces of our kitchen units are now (always) considerably clearer than they have ever been before. All the cupboards are full, but hey.

Every single last piece of assorted ironing that had been strewn throughout the home was corralled and smoothed. Along with everything in our household linen drawer, which meant that all of a sudden it wasn’t quite so full after all.

As a result of sorting and labelling the bedding cupboard, it is entirely possible that I may very well have been a librarian in a former life.

This week has been Cupboards in the Bedroom. Oh yay. Of course the contents of my wardrobe scattered across the bed produce deep joy. Not. So now our rubbish/ recycling / charity shop containers are full.

On the horizon is beckoning L-O-F-T. But as a bottle of red wine is in the house + hubby is off exploring Scotland, loft exploration would be a Very Bad Idea Indeed. So no doubt this weekend will be Shed…or Kitchen Cupboards. Neither option will allow our hound to sit in the doorway and receive adoration from passing dog owners though……

Holding everything in my hands has been a salutary experience. Drastic sorting like this should not have to occur and i never ever want to do it again.
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May

This month there have been a few conscientious decisions made that have made a deal of difference to my daily life and at hardly any cost to myself.
So here goes, with a hope that it reminds me as much as gives pause for thought to anyone else:

* Sunshine is to be captured, so i have taken every single chance to sit, stand, walk or work in Any available sunshine!

* Given the chance of walking beside greenery or along grey roads, i have chosen the green option….safety permitting.

* My internal monologue sometimes sinks, so as an antidote i have taken to consciously noticing my surroundings. The small and apparently insignificant as well as the obvious and grand.

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* Eating processed food on a regular basis is not agreeing with me. So without creating a matrimonial scene i’ve decided to eat what i want, when i want, at the times when i have responsibility for my own food. I feel heaps better!

* Communication is a two way street, even if they are family or close friends. There is no point in keeping myself awake half the night worrying my socks off over unimaginable nonsenses. I’ve gave that up for Lent and NOT picked that particular bag up again afterwards.

* Life is short. Events of the past few years have taught me to treasure each and every day. Therefore…i am not going to fill any more days with matters that drive me bananas, unless i am being paid for it AND i have the choice Not To Go Back There Again!

* Life is short….etc etc etc….therefore i might very well choose to fill my days with matters that bring joy and delight to my soul and that make me smile. Thank the Good Lord Above, my fella agrees with me, even if he doesn’t exactly share my delight in ….oh….choral evensong was the last occasion.

 

And when i forget all this stuff…….?

Yeah, it usually ends up pretty much like this!

 

 

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