It’s In There Somewhere,Under Everything

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!


About Tonette Joyce

Tonette was a once-fledgling lyricists-bookkeeper, turned cook/baker/restaurateur and is now exploring different writing venues,(with a stage play recently completed). She has had poetry and nonfiction articles published in the last few years. Tonette has been married to her only serious boyfriend for more than thirty years and she is, as one person described her, family-oriented almost to a fault. Never mind how others have described her, she is,(shall we say), a sometime traditionalist of eclectic tastes.She has another blog : "Tonette Joyce:Food,Friends,Family" here at WordPress.She and guests share tips and recipes for easy entertaining and helps people to be ready for almost anything.
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5 Responses to It’s In There Somewhere,Under Everything

  1. jeff7salter says:

    So, are you implying that you’ve lost your piano! LOL.
    As far as this quote: ” 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. ” — truer words were never spoken!
    And when I have to drive to Lowe’s to buy a widget — which I finally tossed out last summer because I had NEVER found a use for it in 25 years — it makes me a little nutso.


  2. tonettejoyce says:

    I’ve about lost my marbles, Jeff, but I know where the piano is…we just can’t get to it.
    I’m sorry about the widget; at least it doesn’t just happen to me!


    • jeff7salter says:

      Of course, I know people who sail through life and don’t keep anything … just discard everything. Know what they do when they need something? Ask me.


  3. Lavada Dee says:

    Timely post as I’m working through the house with “Throw or give it away” embedded in my mind. One thing is decluttering makes for a lot easier on the cleaning side.


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