"Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal- is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he has been robbed. The fact is that most putts don't drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, and most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is just like an old time rail journey with delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinder, and jolts, interspersed occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."---Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley
"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one." - Elbert Hubbard


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The crazy clean... or dare I say nesting?????

Jerid calls this the crazy clean. I blame it on nesting. I seriously can't stop... I am ripping thru closets with a furvor...... loading bag after bag after bag of stuff.... stuff that at one point I either thought would come back in style or magicly change to a different size. Stuff. Its everywhere and the more I dig, the more I open boxes the more I find... I am in a good preggo state...the one that knows that it will be a cold day before I fit into those size 2 black stretch pants again.... and funnier yet.... they havent been comfortable or in style in say..... 12 years or so. And no, I have not given up... I am just coming to an honest realization. I am sitting here trying to type with a half naked child in my lap that keeps kissing me.... some things are worth keeping... others are not.
This collecting things....anything ...everything is a handed down sickness Im sure. As a parent, how many pictures are we expected to keep? How many first shoes, outfits etc? As a mom, it feels like failure to throw out the jeans that you can remember wearing... but why? Is it that last memory of being young, a connection to my youth? If I could fit myself into those jeans again, would life be as it was then? Would I want that?
It feels good to box up unwanted clutter.... now I just have to be careful that I am not making room for more.

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