Hubby and I are in a major clean-up and clear-out frenzy.
If you’ve been following me for a while you probably know my house is good-sized. It’s a very old farmhouse with three floors not counting the finished basement. I’m not bragging. Trust me on that one.
But if I don’t tell you that you won’t understand how much I’ve accumulated in this big ole’ house unless you know I’ve filled these four floors. I mean there’s a lot of places to hide things and there’s a lot of nooks and crannies for things to hide! Having said that though, I can usually find what I’m looking for.
I like to do a lot of “stuff”. And when you have a lot of interests, well, you acquire a lot of tools to do those things. Then, of course, I love remodeling,” diy-ing”, furniture redo’s, painting. Then there’s the reading and the books.
(I remembered something else-gardening. Oh, my!)
Anyway, I’ll be posting a lot of before and after pictures when we get done. But last night as I was cleaning out some drawers and finding more markers, pens and pencils than anyone should have (oh, I forgot I also like to draw and paint), I came across a slip of paper. I wrote down this statement from somewhere so I don’t know who to credit. But the Bible says much the same things lots of different ways.
You see I’m learning that the more “things” i have to keep track of, organize, clean, and keep in their proper place, the less time I have to think about and attend to the important things. I think my mom’s age (90) has a lot to do with the need to scale down. Even though she’s a very active ninety-year old, she no longer drives so I’ve taken on a lot for her. I don’t want to resent it. I don’t want to always have something to take care of when she’s the one that needs it the most. All of this brings me to this little slip of paper. (I was also checking to see if the markers had dried out as you can tell.)