Daily Prompt:  Neophyte

I have been absent from the blogging world for a month.  Not having time to do so many of the things I love to do, I have come to realize I am a neophyte when it comes to throwing things away.  Can you believe it?  After all of my complaining about Gary’s holding onto things that we didn’t need.  It has been quite a shock for me to admit to myself it isn’t quite as easy to throw away items from your past.  I feel a bit of a hypocrite.  I know my husband is somewhere in the universe with a big smile on his face because I have admitted this fact.  🙂

The thing is, I have sold my house and the apartment I am going to is very small.  So, the realization that I can’t take so much with me has hit home.  I have my grandmother’s antiques that are beautiful, but I will not have any room for them.  A quilting friend of mine’s granddaughter who will be graduating from college this year saw pictures of them and really fell in love with them.  I was very happy to give them to her.  I know that my grandmother is smiling knowing they are going somewhere to be appreciated and loved.  My girls are also happy that I have found such a good home for them.

I am keeping the antique bedroom set Gary bought me when we first got married.  It’s perfect for my smaller bedroom.  It has been stored for years because we had gone to a king-sized bed.  And I have a beautiful golden oak hall tree that will be in my sunroom right inside the door.

Joe and Kelly got a 30-yard dumpster for me to fill.  I am happy to report that it has been filling up.  I occasionally need to sit myself down and have a stern talk with myself about holding onto things.  I have a much greater appreciation of what Gary used to go through when he had to get rid of something.

I also haven’t even picked my camera up since I have gotten home from Florida.  I can’t wait until I can get back to photography.  I really have had so much fun with it.

The past two weeks my good friend Sue was visiting.  She makes my clothes and I quilt her quilts.  We always have a good time together.  It was a very needed break in the sorting of house and garage contents.  She left on Wednesday.  I always hate to see Sue go back home.  But we all have to go home eventually.

I have been doing some quilting and have decided that I will continue to do more through the rest of the weekend and when Monday hits I will get back to the daunting job of sorting through our past.

Have a good day.




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