Hope you all are having a wonderful 4th of July weekend. I've been packing....seems for months now, but you know it hasn't been that long, of course. I'm sorting through stuff as I pack....not all of the million tons of stuff here can go with me. It's a chore. I am comforted, however, by the fact that after I move, all that sorting will be over and the 'playing house' will begin as I find each item a new home. I have a feeling I will be getting rid of even more stuff after I move and find there is no room for some of my things, but the preliminary 'sort' is going well....it's just taking a long time. And, I had forgotten to remember that I'm not as young as I used to be, so it's going slower than I'd like. I find that annoying. In my younger days, I would already have this job done!
As you have heard me say the last couple of years...the old navy man and I tried to find at least one thing a day to laugh about. Some days it was fairly easy and some days we struggled with that, but usually we did find a few silly things to give us a laugh. When he got too sick to try, well, I tried to find something myself...he would try to grin and that would help us both. So, now, I am doing my best to continue with that policy. Finding something to make me laugh...no matter how small a laugh...still counts with me. And, now, it is a bit easier, although sometimes accompanied with a few tears. It's ok. One of the things I have tried to do since a child is find something pretty to enjoy at some point during the day. (I think that is why I began to sew.) How can you be blue if there is something pretty to see? (And create!) So, today looking at those sad looking brown boxes....I brought in this Stargazer Lily growing in a galvanized tub in my backyard. It's been in the kitchen for the last few days...and today I thought a photo of it amongst the boxes would cheer me up. It did.
You can probably imagine, having seen my 'hoard' around the house and in the Nest, that there are many boxes...and you would be right. But, I know there will be relief coming soon......and then, I will concentrate on seeing those pretty things each day, finding that one good laugh a day, and discovering things I can show you from my new home. Yes. Something pretty, at least one good laugh a day, some creativity....sounds like the making of a different, but lovely future to me. Hope you are well and I'll try to post again asap.
Until then, pat ♥