End of Summer - September 1st
Friday, September 01, 2017
I have cleaned out more junk this year than in past years, a LOT more. I’m working on my fifth box of stuff, all to be donated to the church for their Holly Day Bazaar, which is in a month or so. My next big project is to go through the large dresser that holds all my crafting supplies. I’d love to get back to x-stitch, but I’m pretty sure decoupage is a thing of the past. I think a lot of it is because looking at these sorts of things bring mixed emotions; part of me is sad that I can no longer do crafts, like painting, and part of me just likes to look at the stuff because it brings back good memories of when the kids were in Scouts and I helped them with all their little survival projects. Like a lot of my life, all the emotions are mixed up and everything seems to have a good and a bad side.
Last week I worked on a huge pile of old calendars and cards, piles of Christmas cards and such that people have sent to us over a long period of time. I always think I’m going to be able to do something with the card fronts, or the beautiful photos in the calendars, then they just sit there, gathering dust. I had a couple of inches left in the paper recycling box, so I sorted through some of them, mainly to make sure there were no birthday checks I had missed, and I tossed a bunch. Not technically decluttering, but I do feel better about it.