Decluttering Your Life

Lately I’ve been working on trying to clean out my house a little bit at a time, one room at a time, one space at a time. it amazes me how much junk we all accumulate over time. I am no exception. my problem however, is that even when I am not particularly attached to certain things, I still somehow feel like there should be a place for those things that I may need. I am ever the work in progress and so is my family.  I can honestly tell you some members need more motivation than others and some need more help to rid themselves of the clutter.

My problem has been the lack of motivation to begin the process. I then have to think whether or not I have used the items within the last year. if the answer is yes, and I still use it, it’s a keeper, if not, I have to ask why not and then either put it in the give it away or throw it away bag, whichever is appropriate. I’ve found it is really cathartic to get rid of things and simplify life. 

We all seem to hold on to clothes as well as other memorabilia but as we age, we suddenly realize that it is unnecessary to save every picture and project little Johnny made growing up. there just isn’t room in the house, no matter how great is was. If you’ve been blessed with more than one child like me, you will certainly run out of space! Sure I have saved a few things, but not enough to fill tubs full of artwork and favorite memories. 

When cleaning out kitchen cupboards,I find it extremely helpful to and skills myself how much do I really use the item. I got rid of so much unnecessary stuff. Hopefully all those items received new homes, as they were in good condition and were given away.  One person’s trash is another’s treasure!

We still have too much stuff but I continue to work on my simplification of my life. one day, when there are no more kids at home and less pets to care for, I may just have that home I’ve always dreamed of, but for now it’s a home of love that is well lived in. I can live with that and always have my eye on the prize. 

Coffee Time and Time to Share

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If we were having our coffee this weekend, you would have to come visit my home. I’m one week post-op after my very big surgery! If you would rather have tea, I have many varieties but my coffee Thomas coffee. Its the best!

We would catch up about our week. My week was spent partially in the hospital after my big surgery. I got home on Tuesday and have continued my recovery at home in my comfy bed. My family have been my nursing staff and have done a fairly good job. I’m proud of them.

My belly looks like train tracks from the surgery but it it healing well. My arms are both sporting all colors of the rainbow since I had IV problems. One of my IV’s infiltrated which means that the fluids meant to go into the being were going into the tissues around the IV site. I have a painful lump there which could have been much worse but I have been nursing it with warm compresses to get the fluid reabsorbed. It looks much better and feels better too.

So, now you know where I’ve been and why my posts have been so few and far between. I love to write more than anything but when you are on medication that alters your awareness and makes you so sleepy it’s very difficult to put word together into cohesive sentences much less write paragraphs!

I hope you have had An amazing week. I can’t wait to hear all about it! I’m sure next week will have me back to more of my old self again. I sure hope so, anyway. Until then, I’ll have a cup of Thomas coffee with creme brulee creamer and a blueberry muffin to get me by. What about you?  

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