Monday, January 03, 2011
As the dust is settling
I figure one may as well take advantage of these purging moods, especially when you live in a small house. For what is left is loved. I have even been tweaking the china cabinet and moving tea cups around and even... you will not believe this... sending a dozen or so teacups and saucers on their way to Goodwill. Don't worry, I still have more than I'll probably ever use so I'm not losing my mind... at least not in that way... not so sure about any other.
While I practically cry when putting Christmas sparkle back on the garage shelves, I also always enjoy having the house back to normal. I know, perhaps I do need to call someone who listens to people who are not all there... but I do think there is some of that feeling in all of us. That pull between celebration and the beauty of everyday. It's part of that frustration felt for thousands of years... so much we want to do while living in a finite body, space, and time.
I will probably be popping in and out these next few days until the first-week-in-January need for cleaning has run its' course. Believe me, I will wake up one day soon and realize the house looks great but I'm still on the first chapter of The Lord of the Rings! I'm also still behind in e-mails and letters that take stamps... hope to take care of that very soon. :)
Posted by Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks at 7:53 PM