Sunday, April 01, 2012

A. Attachments and attitudes...


I decided to skip April Fool's as the obvious one...  I was noticing that "things" that I have become ridiculously overwhelming at times, but I don't want to get rid of them, because they MIGHT be important.  Or they have some personal memory 'attached'.

Spring is a time for cleaning.  I finally found my craft room was becoming an irritant, rather than a place to create, and so after Husband built me several shelves, I had several false starts cleaning, and asked Mom to help with my 'purging'... I now have a craft room that doesn't freak me out to go into.

Why was this?  Mostly because, oh, I bet those newspapers would be useful for decoupage.   (But... I don't DO decoupage anymore.)  Oh, that bunch of boxes will hold something, sometime! (If they are just holding one another, why bother?  It isn't like I never get boxes in the house...)  Oh, those jars would make the cutest little project. (Yeah... Almost 30 or more dust covered, tiny jars that I forgot the project that I was even going to make with them?  WHY???)

So, I feel quite a bit lighter this spring! Just adjusting my attitude, and releasing my attachments! (But I am hanging on to the blind cleaner, ha ha!)

Oh, and another A.  This is Arbor Week in Oregon!

8 comments:

  1. Love the attachments...I could/ should get rid of a few myself...maybe you will just inspire me to do so.

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    1. I used the buddy system, don't know if that would help you or not!

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    2. Ah, decluttering. The joy of realizing we have enough and can let go.

      Still getting there, day by day.

      Enjoy your Arbor Week!

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  2. Ah, yes, that story sounds so familiar! My "womb" has started to be the "catch all" and it could use a good purge! More power to you!

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    1. Yes, when something that is supposed to make you feel invigorated makes you feel trapped, it's time to do something. It just took me a while...

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  3. Glad you didn't go with the obvious April Fool's Day, heh! Love the name of your blog --- too cute! I need to change my attitude & release my attachments this spring too --- thanks for the advice & motivation to get started. :)

    Andi-Roo /// @theworld4realz
    http://www.theworld4realz.com/
    theworldforrealz@gmail.com

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  4. There is definitely something freeing about spring cleaning. I hope your craft room is more crafty now!

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  5. Oh, I feel your pain about the crafting supplies, and appreciate the freedom you must feel having purged some! It's bins of rubber stamps here...oh but I paid good money for them, oh but I might use them again some time....aaaaaah! Just hopped over from A-Z

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