Thursday, May 7, 2009
Now I know why I never want to take on these cleaning/organizing projects. I end up looking at all of the crap, I mean "treasured memories".....and still don't know what to do with it! The second picture is the messy sewing room that I am trying to organize. I thought I could best do that if I cleaned out a large closet in the hallway, that is full of books and all sorts of other treasures. Then I could fold up all my material and have it all neatly stacked in colors and types of fabrics. Wrong! What to keep and what to throw away......tough decisions! Like the carpet tape and other tapes, I found. I had to think....Why do I have carpet tape? I have never used carpet tape. Oh Yes, I have....it is for the two dollhouses I built and never finished, but now I have a grand daughter, maybe I will finish them and she may enjoy them. Save or throw away?
Then I found these dried flowers. At first I couldn't figure out why I had these. I am still not 100% sure where they came from, but I am going to guess that they are from my Mother's funeral. This being Mother's Day weekend how could I throw them out.
So for at least this weekend, they may stay on the piano for decor and as a memory of my Mom.
Next I found this puzzle map that I used to work with my son. He was so good at puzzles. I enjoy my memories of working this with him. And it is Mother's Day weekend ...so I should leave this out for decor and memories also..right?
Then I found this old Monopoly game that one of the kids wrote "Hi Mommy" on. Sorry I don't know which one did this. And the little hand prints. How can I throw these away? I think I was just meant to do this right before Mother's Day. I love being a Mom and now a Grandma. I think these were all a combination of presents that I just gave myself. Finding my Mom's treasures were icing on the cake. I am going to wear one of her jewelry items on Mother's Day that I found but didn't take a picture of yet. I think I have a couple to pass out for my daughter and granddaughter also. If I don't blog again for a few days....Have a Happy Mother's Day!