Journal page 24:
If I was to title this, I think I would go with “seeds” or “new growth”. It is a watercolor background and when it was dry I just traced some of the lines with black marker.
Once done, I saw seeds sprouting and growing up towards the sun. It may be just what I was thinking at the time…nobody else may see it.
That’s the great thing about unfettered art journaling. Sometimes it clarifies what is going on in our head or our lives.
I actually went into the spare room yesterday evening and with help managed to almost clear it out. It took frequent breaks as the decisions were stressful.
There was saved lumber that had so many possibilities…too many. It is gone except for the plywood scraps that can be used for cut-ins on the new floor. Shelving, doors, scrap trim, and what-not are out of here.
Also gone are several pieces of furniture that were waiting to be fixed-up. We don’t need anymore furniture. At this stage in our lives, we need less.
Three bags of trash are filling the trash can.
One box was taken to recycling.
Two boxes are ready to go to the thrift store.
A box of photos and frames are waiting to be considered.
Evidence of an unwelcome resident of the rodent variety has been uncovered. Ah, the joys of living in the country during the dry season. Steps have been taken to ensure that he knows he is not welcome if he chooses to return, but I suspect he has already moved on.
All that remains is a stove and a microwave that I will be posting to give away. They were acquired when we had plans to make a small “apartment” in case my sister needed to move in with us. She has made it clear that she has no interest in doing that and I am making peace with her decision.
The room is now ready to make-over into a usable and peaceful space for my daughter.
Oh yea…you may notice that I am typing in both upper and lower case letters today. In the back corner of the otherwise empty closet in that room we cleared out, I found a brand new computer keyboard…still in the box. Nobody remembers purchasing it or sticking it in there. It has replaced the one that I messed up yesterday during my ill-fated cleaning spree.
It’s true that when you get rid of what you don’t need, you get what you are seeking!