Sunday, November 21, 2010
The kitchen/dining room is where we always gather, at least, the woman congregate here, the men leave when their bellies are full. We gather around the large hand made table of Mom and Dad's and visit.
Today Bev and I did some major rearranging and thinning...yes, thinning!!! It was time. Even though we live in an old large farm house, there were too many things...too much past. We packed some boxes full of things that I could live without, things that no longer made my heart sing, and things we no longer used. The past two days, we have packed eleven, yes, eleven, wonderful full boxes of THINGS.
Know I am not a hoarder, especially not like those on TV. My things were organized and artfully displayed...just too many. How many blue glass canning jars do you really need?? How many cookie jars? How many cannister sets? On and on, we sorted.
Simplify, simplify! I don't want to spend my years dusting things I really don't LOVE. If it did not bring a smile, a memory or a good feeling, it went into a box, all cleaned, wrapped and packed and taken to the shop.
Beverly asked what theme or direction do you want to go in here? I thought and thought and believe I came up with a new one...Country Comfortable. So Grandma's organ holds the place of honor and mother's old quilt cabinet is now the pantry full of home canned goods by Marcy.
Today I am five bar stools lighter. Today I am one couch and one love seat lighter. Today I am eleven boxes of treasures lighter. Today my spirit soars because by letting go, I have grown.