Sunday, June 17, 2007

One Crowded Hour - Day 4

"One crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name." -favorite fortune cookie prediction ever...


Gloria is the Muse of glorious life...she loves crowded hours...plans crowded hours...lives crowded hours... she is a mosaic of many pieces...if you dare, come along for the ride.........

Crowded might be a little understated for my life right now...it is crowded to the max...I have reframed my perception of it as glorious to the max...full of millions of mosaic-like moments that make it uniquely mine...

What a ride it was yesterday when my daughter Casey, her boyfriend Chris, and grand-dog Angelina came for a clean house 1-day experience...They arrived about 8PM Friday prepared to work...and work we did...

By 8:15 we were filling boxes of precious belongings from the shelves of the great room...box after box we filled until 11 when we decided to call it...I am still wobbly from a week's battle with a raging kidney infection....so packing comes between spells of bed rest...

Angelina the Wonder DogWe started early Saturday after a quick breakfast...off to the dungeon (basement) storage pit of stuff I intended to e-bay, still unopened boxes from the move here, clothing, furniture I intended to paint and sell, Christmas stuff (mine, my parents, etc)...you get the picture. Three rooms of stuff...not a pretty picture at all...

Angelina developed a passion for a bowling pin and gave us a much needed laugh break...

Casey and I were rapidly building overwhelm when Chris said, "Okay, I will get a box to hold squished wrapping paper we'll need to wrap other things... another for sell stuff and you can fill it..." So off we went...box after box was put in front of me...I unwrapped, made the decision...they carried it to the sell, give, or Goodwill table; the trash; or the keep pile...If I wanted to keep, I wrapped it back up...When a box was filled, it was taped, labeled and stacked...

We didn't stop until 2:30, when Casey and I were getting cranky...That means feeding time...so we went to a local Cajun cafe...on the way back we lucked onto a recycling center less than five minutes from the house...score....... We worked another 3 hours before we fell into exhaustion...

beforeafter
Left is the is sell, toss, Goodwill pile... Saturday morning

Right is the is sell, toss, Goodwill pile... this morning



beforeafterLeft two more rooms of storage...Saturday morning

The two rooms... this morning

What a difference a day makes...

Today's aMUSEment - Draw a quick self portrait and tear it into small pieces...glue it back together creating a mosaic...What can you clear from your life today. Do it now before you are forced to face a mountain of stuff. Enjoy the crowded hours of your life...

U Be Creative Today!

3 comments:

Angela said...

Wonderful post! You did a great job of cleaning up! What a difference a day makes indeed!
*HUGS*

rochambeau said...

Thinking of you. Hope you are feeling better!

marita said...

your pictures tell that you're coming along pretty fast with cleaning up. that a good sign. wishing you courage for the next step to make.

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