"the nicest and the sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple pleasure, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."
Lucy Maud Montgomery

Monday, March 12, 2018

purging or clarifying...

...I couldn't think of a song title this time...I'm running out of ideas for blog post titles!   So this will be more of this and that, a little purging and a little clarifying.

First the clarifying; while I do enjoy the NOIR movies it's all about the light and shadows that makes them so mysterious to me, and suspenseful.  Which is another genre I love...basically anything from the '40s is on my to watch list.  I enjoy the era, the fashion and the story lines.  (yes I realize it was war time but the story lines reflect a small relief from the horrors)   suspense films as those from Hitchcock (Cary Grant) or even rom-com (Cary Grant) and clever actresses as Hepburn, Crawford, Davis are all up there.  I need ro join a club I think!

Purging;  it has been almost a year since we moved here and there are still twenty boxes in our guest room that have yet to be opened.  Now according to reliable sources (daughter) if I haven't opened the boxes I obviously don't need what's inside and it's time to let go.  I beg to differ!  There are so many things I can't find that have special meaning to me...yeah it's just stuff but it's stuff that belonged to my Mother...things she loved, things she touched...and that brings me comfort on those hard mom days.  So I went looking in those boxes.  It was mostly what had been packed up from the craft room and I donated five boxes to Goodwill and three to a craft club in our area.  I didn't find any of the treasures I was looking for though but I will never give up on that.

Having someone else pack up your old house and then unpack your new house is a tremendous help and I will always be grateful that our children stepped up to help as they live a few hours away and it wasn't easy to come by every weekend.  I'm just not sure how/where they put things and if they purged things they thought we didn't need.

The struggle is real and it continues....

Be well my friends.  I hope my NZ friends are enjoying their holiday and my NS friends are safe during this next round of Nor'easters.   take care and be safe, shine some kindness today especially to yourself.


  1. Your NZ friends are at the end of a wonderful holiday, the younger daughter's wedding was a very special day, and we were so thankful we could be there. Nova Scotia, is another storm? or something worse coming their way? In your heart, your Mum will always be there, we do miss things that are associated with our Mums or Dads, I am hoping they will turn up and give you that comfort so needed.Hugs from the South Island,last day down here, back to the North tomorrow.XXX

  2. I hope you're able to find those special treasures soon. I was sorting through my stuff a few months ago and I came across a painting my Grandma made for me when I was ten-years-old and I was so happy to find it again.

  3. Purging ... and discovering old treasures. I have been doing the same myself. My girls are downright disinterested in my old things that conjure memories. I have things that belonged to my grandparents and am loathe to just sell them or give them away. Hard decisions!

  4. Congratulations on getting into those boxes! I agree with both you and your daughter. If it doesn't bring a special memory to mind...give it away. You did great!! You keep me motivated Jojo. Love you girl xoxoxo


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