Sunday, July 6, 2014

Always find something pretty! (as the Saga continues....)

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'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 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 ♥ 


Julie Fukuda said...

A lily always makes me smile.
I dread sorting through things and have trouble getting rid of things because of memories attached. You are doing a great job. said...

Beautiful flower. The boxes look awesome. If you need a laugh just think of me and my bra. Be safe.

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You are doing great with your packing from this end. I can only do about4 hours of work and then I am done.

Sherry said...

Obviously, you and Brenda are going to have to share this bra story when next we are together!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

You certainly have the right idea about laughing and beauty.
Much love to you, friend. Soon you will be settling into your new nest.
xx, Carol

Christy said...

You're doing far better than I could at this point, Pat! I think you are doing a great job! Take care.

Unknown said...

What a pleasant picture! I agree that the silver lining of everything is the beauty that lies in store, soon as you've dispersed all those things in a new place and a new setting, with all the fresh sorts of configurations. A design waiting to happen, which can't be made more pertinent than crates to ensure they will be there. Happy packing and sorting!

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