Good Morning, friends!
I come to you this morning as a much chastened and rather sheepish voice of decluttering.
If you were to come to my home on any given day, you would probably come away thinking, ‘this gal really practices what she preaches on the whole decluttering thing.’ The surfaces (tables, countertops, etc…) are typically clear, I don’t have piles of stuff laying about, incoming mail is processed and recycled daily, and my closest could be considered somewhat minimalist in that I have what I consider a capsule wardrobe. Over the years we have pared down our possessions, aiming to keep only what brings us joy or that we find useful.
But, chances are you would not have made it to the attic! 😱 Oh my. Suffice it to say that the skeletons in my decluttering closet have been hiding in the attic! But during our week of work last week, we banished those skeletons, which in my case are…boxes.
In the spirit of full disclosure and sharing warts and all, this is a sampling of my boxes of boxes that we cleared out of the attic last week. There are more around the corner, but I couldn’t get a good angle to show them all. Now, this is not the first time I have cleared the boxes from my attic; I do it rather regularly. So, heed this cautionary tale that things we don’t see can still pile up behind closed doors.
And as a pat on the back, in addition to now having a rather spacious and organized attic, we successfully crossed off all of our Week of Work projects! We schedule these seasonally. Our next one will be in January or February and I’m already making the list.
This was great! I used water and threw a couple of chicken stock cubes I had in. I also had a ham hock in the freezer (very strange for me). I saw the note about how good the garlic is so I threw in 10 cloves. This was just so good. The aroma in the kitchen was terrific as it cooked and then the finished product was just delicious. I ate 3 bowls for dinner! I ordered good-quality dried beans from Bob’s Red Mill and cut the rind off my Parmesan. I will definitely be making this again.
1) if you are a knitter, tell me what your favorite on the list is or what I forgot to include or
2) if you are not a knitter, but would love to win this for a knitter friend/family member, tell me what you would love your knitter person to make for you!
All comments submitted today through Sunday, October 24th will be counted as entries. We will randomly choose one person to win this ‘if you knit, you know’ zippered pouch…the perfect size for all those knitting accouterments!
Well my friends…with two birthdays and our Week of Work last week, I am woefully behind on blog work. I have so many projects in the works that I am chomping at the bit to get published for you!
So, I am signing off. I wish you a beautiful day of contentment and calm.