Thurz Day

I keep missing “Wenz Day”…..Yes, things are still going at breakneck speed here. But alas, I thought I would give a bit of an update.

I am in the never-ending process of decluttering the Town Mouse House. We have been here for 17+ years, and oh, how the stuff grows! A friend once told me, “….like a fungus.” And now, with the addition of items from my Mom’s place, well, it has reached exponential proportions. (at least in my mind – of course, those who know me and have seen my house have been kindly disagreeing with that last statement)

The problem with clutter is that it can really slow life down, or even bring it to a grinding halt. There are sooooo many books available that discuss “How To” get rid of clutter. The basic steps are the same – get out your boxes, bags and bins and sort stuff to:

1-Keep
2-Donate to a worthy cause
3-Throw into the garbage
4-Return to the person/people/library you borrowed from
5-Have children/family members look at items before donating or disposing

Those steps are not Rocket Science. It is the motivation to start that can be the worst. I think that, for me, if I know there will be a “reward” in sight, that helps. Also, feeling pressed for time – plan to have people over on such-and-such date, for example – can get the motivation going as well.

Since it is nearly Fall, many people get the itch to clean out their dwellings, and it makes perfect sense. At one time, “Spring Cleaning” was thought to be the way to go, due in large part to the soot on the walls from winter that needed to be scrubbed back in the old days. Now, with modern heating systems, that task is rarely necessary, so Autumn is the new Spring! Hahaha….

Well, I must overcome my procrastination – make this a Productivity Day! I have my dear friend, Dianne, coming over to help me. We have worked together over the years in numerous ways. She is a gifted and talented Designer/Decorator/Organizer/Home Stager/Manager/Musician/Singer.(the list goes on and on) She also happens to be one of the kindest people on the planet, so I’m feeling pretty lucky right about now.

At any rate, have a look at some of my plants and flowers – these were taken somewhat recently, and have almost finished blooming –

Black-eyed Susan, Hydrangea, and Mint

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Don’t just sit there!  Go get rid of a few things from your closet!  Minimum of 5 items!

Have a clutter-free day!

Wendy

Happy August Monday

Good day to you all!  I wanted to share a little bit of the interior of Country Mouse House since I FINISHED CROCHETING THE CURTAIN TIEBACKS!!!

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So….I had to shorten just one pair of the curtains since the one window was just a tad smaller than the rest.  I got out my Mom’s old sewing machine.  It is the machine I learned on, and it is just as trusty, rugged, and consistent as ever:

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It’s a plain straight-stitch machine.  It has a button-hole attachment, which also still works.

And now, here is a peek at my cute little living room in Country Mouse House, complete with curtains and tiebacks:

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The flag throw blanket came from my Mom’s house, as did the little table(covered in lace), which my Grandfather built.

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Everyone in the world loves to sit in the chair-it reclines.  I can’t tell you how many family members and friends get comfy in that chair and doze off!

The garden is full to bursting.  We can’t seem to harvest the bounty fast enough.  I am very thankful for the gifts of the garden!  To be continued…

Wendy