So, I feel like the crazy old lady that leaves up her Christmas decorations all year long! Sorry that I have been too lazy to update my blog since before Christmas. We had both of my daughters and their friends over for the holidays. We had a great time, played a lot of games, ate a lot of food...well, you know the rest.
So now,the "party's" over, as they say. My youngest just left to go back to school in S.C. and now, it's time to get back to the basics.
Basically, scrubbing, laundry and packing away all of those wonderful Christmas decorations.
To add to the list, we decided that it was "time" to go through all of our boxes that we had not unpacked since our move from TN. which was 7 years ago.... we didn't open them in the five years we lived in S.C. There's about 25 or so and I mean big ones... Our storage room looked like a Jenga puzzle...stacks and stacks of precariously heaped boxes with mysterious unknowns inside.
We bought wonderful storage shelving units at Ikea that we are hoping will help us in the pursuit of organizing.
I have to tell you that getting rid of stuff is VERY difficult for me. Kinda like ripping a little piece of me every time I reluctantly put things in the donation pile or trash pile. I attach a lot of sentiments to objects which I know is not a good thing. So I am focusing on the freedom that purging can bring.
So far I have unpacked 5 different sets of dishes along with over 60 framed photos of the kids growing up , most of them are 8x10... and about 30 porcelain dolls in their boxes.
I know I'll be donating at least 2 sets of dishes, try to sell most of the dolls even though it kills me because you practically have to give them away and as far as the framed photos go, I will take most of them out of the frames and put them in albums for my girls.
So there you have it, I should be busy for a while!
I want to thank Susan from A southern day dreamer for giving me this cool Georgia friends award. It will be nice to see all of my fellow Georgian bloggers, who knows, they just might be my neighbors! She has a list of them and I will be doing a little visiting as soon as I get the rest of the boxes unpacked.
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