“In all of living, have much fun and laughter.
Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.”
-Gordon B. Hinckley

Not too much to write about. The boys are in school. Loving it. Love their teachers. Love their friends. I'm loving a few hours without no fighting or weird noises.
Belle will start preschool in a week. Hopefully she likes it and will go willingly. As for now we just play. Well, she plays, makes lovely messes and I clean up. (I know my life is not "different" from most you out there....not complaining) I have enjoyed having some time with her though. She is so funny. And picks up on the weirdest stuff. Her new phrase is "that's gis-GUSTing" (disgusting) She says it to everything I cook for dinner lately. So in turn, yes, she has gone to bed a few times very, very hungry.

As I write this, I'm sitting here looking at this room. It's pretty messy. Material and buttons everywhere. Papers from school, from church, unopened mail, unread magazines (that I feel so guilty not reading or tearing out the "good ideas" I swear I'm going to use, and never do) make up at least 3 very untidy piles. Little girl toys all over the floor. Stuff from Grandma's that I should probably just give to the DI, but can't bear to part with, even though I know I'll probably never use. And that's just this room. I could probably write 1 small paragraph about every room in my house and it's "mess". ...And here I sit at the computer and write on my blog. I have absolutely NO motivation or will to tackle my house. And that makes me even more depressed.

So help. Give me some ideas. I am SERIOUSLY thinking about "unloading" half this house's possessions. (my possessions really, since the hubby probably wouldn't claim much to be his "own") Including my scrapbook paraphernalia. I am dead serious. I just can't handle all this stuff anymore. Even when it's all put away, I still know it's there and it drives me crazy.

My dilemma is this: If I get rid of "it", YES, it would be like a breath of fresh air. I wouldn't have to worry about it, clean it, store it, fix it, dust it....etc. etc. But I would have to go BUY a new one (whatever it "is") if I needed it in the future. And obviously that costs money. So is that wasteful? OR, if I keep it, I get to store it, clean it, dust it, have it take up room in my house and sap my energy and TIME with all the other "things" in my house. BUT, if I need it, I have it!!

So whats more valuable? My time to do things I enjoy. Less time cleaning and rearranging "stuff". More "room" in my house. OR, my money. And the peace of mind knowing I "have" it around in case I need it.

I know. I sound like a crazy person. Although, how nice would it be to sit out on the patio and finger paint in your swimsuit? See where I'm going with this people?? Maybe not.

(Miss B, enjoying her time at home with mom)


Shanna and Brent said...

well.. you know what i would do: GET RID OF IT!!! especially if you havn't used it in 6 months, chances are you're not going to miss it/use it.
love ya girlie!!! (oh yeah, and i'll come help get rid of stuff, too!!! ;)

ARRON N' L!SA said...

i'm haveing a yard sale on the 12th..just and idea??? ;)

Mills Family said...

I so know what you mean its hard to part with things even though you know you are never going to use it again(probably). I am so in the same boat but I am finally going to get rid of things so I suggest you should too!

jeremyandholly said...

i totally agree with shanna. you'll feel so much better:) i LOVE decluttering...if you need any help!!
p.s. i miss you.

The Parks Fam said...

OH little Miss B is adorable! I love that picture of her painting! YOu are such a fun mom Meg. Invite Dax over next time you do that cause I am just not even close to that fun! (nor do I want to clean up the mess) ha! Anyway, when you declutter, call me, I want to see all the stuff you are getting rid of cause I could probably use most of it! Love ya!

jayme said...

I vote to donate it and breath in your fresh space! It feels so rejuvinating...