Monday, February 19, 2018

Resting ...thinking...regrouping...

I’m still working at tidying up this big old house...but I’ve had a few hiccups along the way.
I’ve made a couple trips to the thrift store and still have some boxes in my truck, and I’m staying with the program.

There are days that are turning matter how they turn out.
Days that you SEE things that change your perspective on life...sometimes nobody else knows or sees those same things, but when YOU see them, and know they are turning points you cannot help but stop and think and regroup.

I’m regrouping right now- keeping the people first and things ...well, a lot lower on the list of things that are important.

I’m happy to say that by the grace of God we have carved out a little niche’ in the woods and created a life that allows me to simply stop and reflect. That little niche’ was named PROVIDENCE-

Every little twist and turn of our life led us this place that has sheltered,enriched and framed our life for over 30 years.
May everyone have a place like this! ❤️❤️❤️

Saturday, February 10, 2018

It’s not pretty...but it will be!

The first step in Tidying up the place is going thru clothes- ALL the clothes!
I’m a pretty regular declutterer so I didn’t expect to have a lot leaving.
The enlightenment of HOW I thought about things while decluttering made a huge difference!
Rather than a small bag of things I removed 3 HUGE bags for donation and another for 
resale in the spring.
I was shocked!

The hangers look forlorn and sad ...and they have been moved to the outdoor laundry storage room
Where they can stay sad. LOL!

The clothes are gone! 
I’m well on my way to clearing the space in my house 
and enjoying my new skill of being tidy!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Relaxing does not mean napping

Leaving Facebook and slowing down to  find peace has meant reading a couple of books that I’ve wanted to make time for.

Both books are motivating and reaffirming ...what a pleasant surprise!
I’ve also taken the time to reconnect to a few blogs that I followed a number of years ago- also a pleasant surprise to see that those amazing creative folks are still busily creating beautiful,wonderful lives full of beauty and love.

The busyness of life and the rush of time has landed me back here... with a life full of blessings and years of both deep loss and amazing discovery!
This little guy here is my youngest grandson- the youngest of 18!

 Time has left some holes in my heart too... friends gone now, kids grown up and fractured families-
With all that being said, it feels good to slow down and savor the days at a slower pace.

The slower 60’s pace of life!  JOIN ME? 😌