Wednesday, March 09, 2011


I'm not far enough along in this bun-baking process to think that what's going on in my life right now is the proverbial nesting instinct. I've been wrong before, though.

Nesting or not, I've been pseudo-inspired by Simple Mom to do a little closet cleaning. I spent a couple of hours yesterday weeding out the closets and our drawers. M no longer has socks that will allow his toes to show. I no longer have shoes that I have held onto just because I used to love them. I'm pretty good about getting rid of clothes that I haven't worn in recent memory, but I always find it difficult to let go of footwear. No more. The donation box has already been dropped off at the local help center, and the trash pile is already in the outdoor bin. The hand-me-downs that S will never be able to wear are already gone to friends who hopefully can use them. I feel lighter already.

I also had carpenters here this morning to get the ball rolling on a couple of projects we'd like to think about. One such project is a storage bench for our shoes. If that were to be completed, I think I could actually love our enormous closet. For now, the shoes are just everywhere. It is so not Ouiser-like.

Beyond all the closet cleaning, but related to making life a little simpler, I thought this post over at Small Notebook was pretty fabulous. Even if you don't crowd your brain-space with project ideas, I think the message is valid. I suppose it's pointless to de-clutter your house if your mental to-do list is basically insane. Pop over there and read it if you get a chance.

Now, I have pizza dough to make. Have a great Wednesday, peeps.

1 comment:

Jolene Slothouber Galbreath said...

I did our closet a few weeks ago so smugly enjoyed the Simple Mom post this week...wonder what the next area will be. Thank you for the brain-space post...I need to protect myself from all my good ideas :)