At My Front Door
Drove by this old building on the way home from Batsto one afternoon. It had a lot of character and looked like it was still in use.
It got me thinking about all the old “stuff” I have in the house because I am ridiculously attracted to old things: furniture, objects, pottery, old poetry books, prints, glassware, lamps, jewelry, clothing . . .
I’d spend every weekend scouring yard sales and thrift stores for antiques and odd bric-a-brac which I used to sell on eBay–I did really well too until the post office changed the pricing. At night I would watching the bids on items I was selling skyrocket. It was fun, but it distracted me from more important things.
Since I made a commitment to de-clutter, I have given lots away to the daughters-in-law and the Goodwill. Sometimes I’ll leave things at my door and by morning it will have disappeared. Unfortunately, in my haste to de-clutter, I may have “given away” a string of seed pearls that my parents gave me for my college graduation and one blue shoe! 😦
My concern now is to steer clear of thrift stores and antique shops; as I age, I find that I can live with a lot less–my focus is on more meaningful undertakings. What about you? How do you spend your time?
Daily Gratitude: making it to zumba class which I haven’t done in two weeks
Quote of the Day for YOU: The years teach much which the days never knew. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
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