Happy Tuesday!

So, it’s already February 19th! Holy hell! May as well share some poetry today! Inspired by Spring being SO close, yet so, so far!

‘The Thaw’

Frozen feet, thawing slowly,
sinking into grass,
ice water rivers flowing –
soon enough, this cold will pass.

Spring is on the horizon –
so close that we can feel its breeze,
blowing swiftly through the mountains
and through the tops of all the trees.

The birds will fly back shortly,
after their winter in the sun,
to join us in celebration
of warmer days yet to come.

 

Cleaning out my Mom’s closet!

Hello, happy Monday; give me all the coffee! Also, I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT IT IS ALREADY OCTOBER!

So, this weekend was pretty solid. I spent some much needed girl time with my best fraaand since age 6, I went on a great date, had a lot of great conversations and ate a lot of delicious food! Additionally, on Sunday, I (finally!) got my mom to go through the first round of cleaning out her closet! My mom is a beautiful lady, who always tends to wear things that are super worn and too big on her; we started to remedy that issue yesterday. Never have I ever seen SO many clothes. We made a pretty good dent, but we still have 2 dressers and another small closet to go. Progress photos below!

BEFORE! (YIKES!)

AFTER!!!!! (YAY!)

After that whole process was complete, we wound up with 3 huge bags full of clothing, (which we donated to the Lawrence Crisis Center) and a whole box full of name-brand clothing that we will be trying to sell to second-hand stores for some extra cash.

I love to help people de-clutter, but I also need to remember that not everyone is as comfortable as I am with going down to just basics. It’s going to be a different process for everyone that I assist/that goes through the process themselves. Everyone has a different definition of “just enough,” so, not only was this a learning experience for her, but it was for me as well.