Well, one thing, (two, actually), that I have lost but won’t worry about getting back is my topics for this week!
I had one blog ready about losing my camera, (to which I still cling to the hope of finding), but Danica’s was on her camera loss, so I thought I’d switch to papers. I cannot find the few decent drawings I ever did and I believe they were thrown out with papers I should not have kept… then Jeff did his turn on that subject. Now, I have to narrow it down….hmmm.
I have to say that I had lost very few things earlier in my life, being somewhat Obsessive-Compulsive. The problem with kicking-back a bit is then, you lose things! My biggest enemy in the fight to find things is: clutter. Not just paper clutter, real clutter; pack-rat clutter. I keep saying I will de-clutter and do make a major stab at it, but I usually just re-shift it. No, it is GOING! At least most of it is, because I keep not finding things and doing without them when I know for a fact I have just the right item I need…somewhere. I know by experience that as soon as I get rid of something I will need it, no matter how long it has been sitting here unused. But if I can’t find it most of the time, what difference does it make why I can’t use it? (The Husband does not understand this logic; he is loathe to get rid of anything).
We always use our side door, which opens to a hallway, passing a large laundry room on one side and the room we still laughingly refer to as “The Library” on the other. It is a paneled den, which I had lined with bookshelves, and in our homeschooling days, we used it as a classroom. Through the years some bookshelves were moved to other rooms, and a daybed was there to use for guests, (but no more).A sofa of my son’s is now in there, under a number of boxes and scattered items. The room was, (and I am determined, will be again), my sewing room, but I can’t get to the machine and material. My craft things are somewhere in there, a piano is in there, (that no one can reach to play), luggage is in there, along with gift-wrapping paper and accessories…a little bit of everything and a lot of things I can never find when I need them.
So what have I lost that I wish I could find again? A little breathing room and peace of mind!