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.