Just thought I’d pop in with a quick update on the to-do list. No, I’m not going to show you the crossed off list, because . . .
The clearing/arranging/uncluttering in anticipation of the church rummage sale morphed into a much bigger project than I anticipated on Monday.
Hubby did manage to take 2 bikes and a two-drawer file cabinet from the garage (with the now fully functioning door) to the sale. So we’ve freed up some space but not tackled a full reorganization.
From inside came 4 boxes of stuff for the church – 2 newly filled, one of son’s that has been sitting in his old room for 6 months since he moved out, and another I had decluttered back in January. Are you like me, do you always start decluttering as soon as you put the holiday stuff away? You probably finish decluttering then as well, don’t you? Me, not so much. After all, I have son’s old room for sorting out – a work in progress as that is just one corner.
I took two dozen items to the consignment shop, driving right past the dog food place without thinking about it. The financial paperwork and the ironing each garnered some attention, only half as much as needed. Nothing else on the list was started, although I promise to go buy dog food today!!
Well, S, what in the world have you been doing instead? Well let me tell you.
An impromptu hike in a nearby state park one afternoon. We employed more than enough sunscreen but underutilized the bug repellant we took along. The mosquitos got us pretty good. We spotted some other little critters too – in person, or by their tracks.
The trail was rated as moderate in difficulty and slightly muddy. There were only a couple of lengthy steep inclines. The trails were very well marked – and we were toting a map, in case you were wondering.
It was a very enjoyable afternoon including the drive through Indiana farmland.
Planting the flower pots and flower beds – done mostly by hubby and daughter.
These look so sweet at the start of the season.
As he was planting hubby was surprised that we didn’t have more pots. Sure enough, after he finished planting, while rearranging the garage, we found a few more buried under the garden hoses. I don’t think it is possible to truly declutter until you move into a different smaller space. We seem to just be pecking away at the edges.
Anyway, I think there will be a round two of planting. He already took a few pots over to our son’s house – who has to work while the three of us “play”.
In the evenings, I have opted for a little binge-watching of Season 2 of The Americans. I picked up the DVD’s from the library, and have the whole of Season 3 recorded from cable – so I’m set through the weekend at least.
I have not read any books, although I have been around the blogs. I have not scrapped, although I was truly delighted and surprised when daughter asked out of the blue about digital scrapbooking and then about SMASH books. While I offered info on the first – I quickly moved on when I saw she was more interested in the second. (Really, she was.) It just so happens that I am able to fix her up with a few goodies. She knew on her own to search Pinterest for how to “smash”. Makes a scrapbooking mom proud, don’t you agree?
I had to chuckle when I handed her some acrylic blocks and two small stamp sets perfect for her smash books. She stated that she didn’t know clear stamps on clear blocks “was a thing”. I see I’m going to have to foster this process a bit – yippee skippee!! My sister in law suggested that now we can take her and my niece, who has been doing smash books most of her college career, on a crop weekend with us. I think that idea is indeed smashing!!