Monday, October 25, 2010
The 24th my husband turned a year older. I baked him an orange cake and frosted it with white icing. I made a good dinner; chuck roast with potatos, mixed vegetables, and bread. It was so good! The kids arrived in the afternoon and spent the whole evening with us. That was the best treat, if you ask me. It's always fun when the kids come for a visit. The house just isn't the same with them being gone from it. If I ponder on it too much, I make myself sad. Anyway, I think dh had a good day with his family here all together.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
It's finally come to pass that I started clearing out my bedroom to repaint and 'resparkle' the place that is a suppose to be a peaceful, tranquil space to lay down my head. I've been waiting, putting off doing this because the clutter, okay the hoarding in my room was so bad that I couldn't even get my mind around where to begin to declutter (or de-hoard) or in what corner to begin packing stuff away. I do watch hoarders on tv and I so believe I hoard. I can remember when I was a child I would not throw out things because I emotionally got attached to them. I don't know why. I cannot think of anything in my childhood that would make me so insecure that I needed to hang onto stuff. Although, I did have a blankie until I was 9 (or a piece of it). The only reason I become detached to that was because I left it on the couch one night and when I went back to get it it was gone! Can you imagine how devastated I was when I couldn't find my blanket to take to bed and cuddle up with? Well, I was. It was not until I was married that I asked my mom about my blanket and she told me that when I left it on the couch she found a great opportunity to throw it in the trash. Maybe that incident made me feel insecure and therefore everything become a part of me. So, instead of going through my bedroom stuff, I bought plastic bins to throw everything in as a way to get it packed up and out of my room. I will deal with it later. But for now, I have pulled wallpaper and borders off the walls. I have also washed them down and now they are ready for spackling and painting. My goal for this time next month is to have a peaceful, beatiful room to lay my head; to study my Bible, and just to listen to calming music. Peace, that's what I'm going for.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
|Sitting on a bench on the North Beach Fishing Pier|
|Smokey Joe's in Chesapeake Beach, MD|
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Time sure does fly by. As I get older days run into the next, it seems. When one is young, the days/years are so long, but when one advances to the other side of the hill, the years are so short and go by so fast.
|Some of our members who went on the covered bridge ride|