Life has been a crazy whirlwind now for a couple months. ”Lazy days of summer?” WHATEVER! Anyway, I’ve been here, there, and everywhere lately.
Makes me want to slow down. Way, way down. Is that possible with three young ones? First of all, I’ve been ditching stuff that has been weighing me down. All winter I was collecting junk around the house that had to go. I was planning a grand garage sale for the spring…that I ended up calling off two days before, yup, when everything was already priced and out in the garage. It was a nutso week.
But then my oldest son started crying at the news, and said, “But I’ve been looking forward to this for months!!! It’s the biggest thing we have planned!”
For real? We need a more exciting life.
So, because he pretty much gets what he wants and everything was all priced in the garage, the sale was back on. He’s my first born after all, and I can’t say no to those gorgeous blue eyes.
I would have been a mean ol’ mama if I had denied them the thrill of the refreshment stand.
In between customers we entertained ourselves on the brand new pogo stick.
It was my son’s first time. But an old pro like me showed him how it’s done. Within minutes he was challenging me to the most consecutive jumps.
In four days he had reached his own personal record of 3008 consecutive jumps–with the bruises on his knees to prove it and the annoyed neighbors who had to listen to the boing-boing of the pogo stick for 30 minutes straight.
What does this have to do with anything? Nothing. Except that we ended up having such a great garage sale day. And to put our earnings into perspective, I was able to buy a few yards of Kelly Wearstler Channels and a Schumacher animal print. Anything helps, right? But I’m sure my hours to earnings ended up being $.50/hour (if that, humph).
But getting rid of stuff doesn’t mean I want to replace it with other junk.
Remember this monstrosity?
The last thing I wanted to do was fill up its shelves with filler. If I don’t have it now, I don’t want to buy it just to put it there. I moved everything from this wall over to the shelves on the right side of the room a few weeks ago to see how I would like the TV wall blank. LOVE IT! I felt like I could breathe! That little experiment told me that I needed to ditch the shelves, which turned out to be my Mother’s Day gift (thanks, Sweetie!)
Chris has been busy working on it this week–looks so good! The new configuration includes a hidden door–are you intrigued? I’ll share a peek soon.
Now it’s back to pogo sticking.