today we have a wonderful breeze!!
i have the windows open & the attic fan on. the little birdies are outside my window chirping & i can hear the trees blowing in the wind....lets hear it for fall!!
i need these ...
why am i this way?
actually- the diagnosis may be more than i can handle-ha!
i have always needed order before i can relax. even as i child my room would be completely picked up before i could sit down & focus on homework.
this phase of life i am blessed to be home most days of the week (ususally work at the hospital on saturdays) & i do consider that quite a blessing.
but before i can sit down & read
have a quiet time
or for goodness sakes.....do some scrapbooking with my phlethora of supplies,
i need all the laundry done,
the beds made,
& some idea of whats for dinner.
& i obviously don't get these done everyday so....that means my creative time is suffering.
remember in "when harry met sally" , billy crystal is telling meg ryan about a movie star on tv who is the worst combo---she was high maintainence but believed herself to be low maintainence...that's me!
i would love to have a relaxing calm home, but for crying out loud that takes work>
can i get an amen!?
what i'm really tying to accomplish is a home that is a grace filled loving home
where people feel they are welcomed & accepted
a safe place for my girls
free of distractions & clutter
a peaceful retreat from their crazy busy days....
that's my goal anyway...
i am also another terrible combination....i need a place for everything & everything in its place....no clutter....however i am quite a collector. everything is nostalgic & i love to see all my treasures--all the time.
crazy , i know.
several years ago i did begin a massive declutter in our home... the attic is now in ship shape order, we save no junk mail, if you don't wear it -give it away.
my family harrasses me because i keep our email inbox tidy. read it , file it, or delete it.
yikes- now i sound militant!
as far as shopping, i now really try to picture where i might place an item before i buy it....i know many of you are thinking-well duh...but for this impulse shopper, that was a milestone.
the other day, cammy shared a great tip. she throws a cotton ball saturated with lavender essential oil in the vacuum before she runs it. i'm sure that leaves a wonderful aroma!
i'd love to hear if anyone else....confessed clean freak or not...has some wonderful tips for organization or cleaning around the house.
they have nothing to do with a cool breeze or cleanliness
except they were taken on a wonderful early fall afternoon & the brand new comfy cozy pillow had just been bleached.....yes another aroma i love!