My first post of the new year!
I've been fighting this awful cold and while I am finally doing a bit better it has taken it's toll on my energy.
I'm in the path of this winter storm and we may get some snow. It's a good time to just stay warm inside and work a bit more on my spare room.
It was a project from last year that never got finished because of my house guest and other various things happening. I did sell the day bed and got rid of some bookcases and a large (falling apart) dresser. Some IKEA shelves were added and then I had surgery, so all of it came to a halt.
I now have a futon that will act as an extra bed when needed and take up much less room. I make a huge mess when I re-arrange and purge items. A small room doesn't leave much space to work in so it spills out into the living room. I took a large load of things to the Habitat for Humanity yesterday.
Yay me! AND...I didn't go in to shop.
I'm trying to stay out of the thrift shops for all of January. I need to break the habit of just looking and buying small things because they are cute!
Cute becomes clutter!
Take this purchase from Nov. of four Blue birds of Happiness. So cute, only .25 ea how could I leave them there. BUT, now I have a flock of glass blue birds and honestly what do I do with them?
Time to downsize, and I think it's really reached into my heart and soul this time.
I love my collections but they have once again gotten out of hand. I want to edit them and keep the pieces I love the most and return the others to the wild for someone else to find.
Where to start?
First of all I must get my spare room arranged and cleaned of things I no longer use so I can have some space to make decisions. It feels good to do this!
I want to own my things, not have them own me. Now I will never be a minimalist. It's not in my nature but the sheer number of things I own is overwhelming. January has begun a change for the better!
Anyone else feeling this way?
I had a few photos I wanted to share.
This one of Scout might be my favorite Christmas photo of 2017
The Grands were going to bed Christmas Eve and Scout headed back out to the living room alone. There she found the cookies & milk for Santa that Tiger had left out and just helped herself.
Her Dad caught her in the act and thus this photo! Makes me smile!
My girl and her girl!
Tiger, in tiger pj's brushing his teeth!
My Grands seeing a new baby lamb!
Wishing you JOY,