Good Morning Lovely Readers
I am happy because it is Friday (even though I have been on holiday for 2 weeks) and my new book arrives today:
I mentioned Kelle Hampton's blog a while ago - it warms my heart every time I read it and I just can't wait to start this book. If you haven't seen Kelle's blog (Enjoying the Small Things) yet, it is here:
The war on clutter continues. That is not my clutter by the way (google image) but it probably could be if I carried on spending! If you live in the UK, are you following that channel 4 programme on a Thursday Night - "Get your house in order"? Isn't it tragic that we have become a society hell bent on spending and accumulating. Thankfully there are people out there who are raising awareness that this doesn't bring happiness. I have worked out how to add a page to my blog and now I have a dedicated section for the clutter clear-out. I believe this to be an addictive behaviour (compulsive shopping/hoarding) in the same way that alcohol, drugs, tobacco and food can become addictions. As a counsellor my question would be, what is this behaviour masking?
Our total for April is 208 things bringing our total since January to 1501 items.
That is 1501 "things" that we didn't need or had grown out of (clothes). I am still determined to find 10,000 items by the end of the year and if we look at the garage and the attic I bet we can do it!
I find that shocking. My soul is not a collector. How did this happen? The sad thing is that while we spend our time clearing our clutter (and I feel as if I have been doing this for years), we aren't really living. The Easter holiday has more or less disappeared with chores that needed doing - all useful, but I want some fun too. So, this weekend it is fun time! No more chores. #2 is coming to take me out to lunch for a late birthday treat - I didn't blog about my birthday because it was rather a non-event, but I am looking forward to my mother-son date - his idea and the first time he will have paid the bill! Then, on Sunday, we are going out for pizza (Mr Tesco vouchers) and to see a film before #3 leaves for uni on Monday. It has been lovely having him at home, but he will be back for his summer break in a few weeks - these students have a hard life! I am hoping he will finish taking down a wall of ivy that he and #4 started before he leaves - it looks lovely but is becoming invasive and causing damp in the garage.
So, that means everything has to be neat and tidy by the end of today, so I had better get on...
Are you clearing clutter?
How are you getting on?
Enjoy your day
Love Mrs Thrifty xxx