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Thursday, January 19, 2017

It’s just a Thursday in January

I find myself with a day. You would think that being retired I would have a lot of time on my hands. Not so, says she. As my sister always reminds me I have the same twenty four hours as everyone else. But I try to cram a lot of living in those hours. I’ve always been someone who likes to keep busy and learn so I can fill up time easily. That’s not to say that I don’t know how to relax. But when I do sit down I can think of things I want to do besides sit and watch tv. But today I have no appointments, no commitments, no place I need to be. I can choose to just sit at the computer, read or watch a video. But instead I think I will tackle the “dreaded” basement. Do you have a place in your house that never, despite your best efforts, seems to be in the state that you want it to be? That’s the basement for me. It is a catchall. In my promise to myself to get rid of my stuff I go down there periodically and eliminate some things and throw them away. Each time when a bag leaves I celebrate. I ask myself “is this thing usable in my life now?” I don’t entertain or have crowds of people as I did when I was younger so how many serving pieces do I need? Do I need all those fancy baking pans?  And what in the world are you keeping that for? Time to lighten up.

4 comments :

  1. Haha!!! I've been slowly weeding things out whenever I am home for a few weeks. This is, pitifully, no lie. After I'd been retired from teaching for over four years, I finally parted with a big tub (over two gallons) of broken crayons from my classroom. After that long, I had to admit to myself that I would probably never use the crayons for some art project! I have several spots in our lower floor (like a finished walkout basement) and a crawl space that give me fits. I completely understand, and I wish you well with your basement, Peggy!!

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  2. Hmmmmmmmm....how wonderful you will and Don't!! feel when it's all said and done!! Turn it into something fantastic for you, your grandchildren, your sons,...whatever...give that space LIFE,! lol

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  3. Duh Oh!! Don...not Don't.....

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