This morning it really hit home how much time I have on my hands now. Alice is in school until 2:30. Mom doesn’t need me anymore. I have the entire morning to……. ummm pack? That’s all?? Just pack?! And clean?? I can’t do it. I need the release that writing my blog posts gives me. It’s more like writing to my friends and telling you about my day.
Today I am wondering where my energy will come from to start packing again?! I packed a little before Thanksgiving. Then the fires came way to close for comfort so we were in the ‘get ready to evacuate’ area so I hurriedly packed up irreplaceable items. UGH! Not cleaned, dusted or carefully wrapped and boxes marked… just packed and in the truck. I’m so counting those as packed boxes though!! I didn’t unpack them I just put them in the pile to go to Idaho. Then Christmas came around and ya can’t pack during Christmas! Right?? Isn’t it illegal in some states?? Then Mom.
Now it’s January, The Husband is headed back to Idaho and I’m back to looking at overly stuffed closets. Book shelves and knick knacks. At this point I’m wondering when in the last 35 years I dusted?? Have I ever dusted?? In closets I’m finding craft items still in the package and some still in shopping bags and wondering ‘what the hell was this gonna be??‘ Now, I can’t possibly throw it away IT’s NEW! I can’t give it away because I will probably use it sometime in 23 years and then I won’t have to buy one. Yes, I know… it makes me a hoarder. I can’t help it! My Grandfather and my Dad both were horrible hoarders!! It’s in my bones!! (That’s my excuse and I’m stickin’ to it)
Okay, I’ve sat here long enough……… time to do something productive even if it’s just getting dressed!!
Yesterday I said I wasn’t sure I would continue the blog…… your comments were so sweet and so encouraging that I am reminded why I love my blog. I say it over and over and I will say it again; I love my PBnWhine family! YOU are ALL AMAZING!!! I love you all.