Just Treading Water

Daily Prompt:  Puzzled

Daily Prompt:  Profuse

Many of you know, those who follow my blog at least, I have been sorting through all of my belongings since my husband died.  I have been profusely puzzled that I am not getting very far with this daunting task.  But, I think I have discovered the reason.

I have a few hobbies, quilting, photography, reading, blogging…  For the last two weeks, I have attended my Sit and Stitch group on Tuesdays.  One of the girls brought in some patterns and wool for applique.  It was so kind of her to share her talents and fabric with us.  However, I think she has created a bit of a monster.  I decided that for my center block on the Red Robin quilt I am starting should be wool applique.  So…

I had filled my van with a lot of my doll and cow collection articles for donation to Goodwill.  I finally got there to donate what I had and could not just leave after the very nice gentleman helped me unload the van.  So, I moved the car down to the entrance to the resale store.

I started looking around and found a whole wrack with wool jackets.  Wow!  They were only $4.59 a piece.  I was on cloud nine with excitement. I chose four jackets to take home for deconstruction and use with my wool applique.

When I walked in the door at home clutching my treasures, I was brought down from cloud nine with the site of more boxes and bins to be sorted and loaded into the van for donation.  A light bulb went off in my head.  I realized that my dear husband was not the only one who just couldn’t say no to temptation when he saw a good buy.  I had to admit that I too am a bit of a saver of stuff.

No wonder I am not getting anywhere with the purging.  I have decided that I am not going to beat my self up over my hobbies and the “stuff” I need to enjoy them anymore, and that treading water is much better than drowning.  It may not be as good as safely reaching the shore, but tomorrow is another day. 🙂




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