A bonus post for the emotions of stuff 6 part series. Well, together we went through my emotional tidying adventure. It felt weird just kind of leaving it ending with sentimentals. My emotional tidying journey taught me about “me” and not so much about my stuff. Each category brought a little more of my … Continue reading The Emotions of Stuff: What I Learned About Me
This is part 6 in a six part series on decluttering. When I was 5, my Mom and I visited an old rummage shop in the next town. Actually it was a called a junk shop, which was not a bad term to use at the time, just descriptive. The man who owned the place … Continue reading The Emotions of Stuff: The Sentimental Things
This is part 5 in a six part series on decluttering Komono! When I first read about this category, I thought it was crazy. I had just gotten used to being told do this stuff, then go to this one next. Now I had to figure out what to do next on my own? … Continue reading The Emotions of Stuff: Komono, The Miscellaneous Category.
This is part four in a six part series on de-cluttering. Papers is the third category in Marie Kondo’s The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, yet it can be the hardest. This is a really huge issue, so much so that it can send the most determined de-clutterer into a panic. I’ve heard from … Continue reading The Emotions of Stuff: Papers
This is part one in a six part series on decluttering. I love Marie Kondo’s method of Tidying Up. It was the major reason I was able to finish decluttering my home and move on to a joy filled life. While her method is straightforward and gentle and gives you a step by step process … Continue reading The Emotions of Stuff
On the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, our growing time is pretty short. Plants go into the ground in May if the frosts have ended, and crops start dying down in September. My garden finished up last week, with the exception of some of the flowers. As I pulled up the spent plants and … Continue reading Harvest Time
I mentioned the card table in another post about saving things "just for good” and then not using them. Then end result is they go out of fashion, break, or become damaged from being stored, before you get a chance to use them. That’s what happened to this table. It was a lovely little … Continue reading Just For Good, A Revisit.
Last month we said goodbye to our cat, Europa. It was a hard time for us, but it was especially hard for his companion, Ganymede. They did everything together. From the time they were kittens, they were bonded by an enduring love. They were a pair. And pretty much you would never say one cat’s … Continue reading Love Enduring
A couple of weeks ago I posted about how choosing to do the harder things once in awhile is a good thing and how, when we do those things we can be inspired to be more creative and more present in our lives. But what about the times we have too many hard things … Continue reading Over Scheduled
I learned to drive in a beat up 1962 Volkswagen Bug. It was a manual transmission, leaked like a sieve, had rusted out spots in the floor, and rattled its way down the freeway. Most kids I grew up with bettered their driving skills on second hand cars. Just to drive the car, I had … Continue reading Take the Hard Road (at least once in awhile)