Today the sun is shining. It’s in the 70’s and should get into the 80’s. I’m a happy mama. It means my kids can run and play and dig in the garden (we’re moving some plants around) and get lots of energy out. The sunshine also helps my mood lift.
Here’s the spot I’m in. As much as we love to be outside, I’m feeling the need to be inside purging our stuff. I’ve bought the book Organized Simplicity, written from Tsh over at Simple Mom. It’s a book I need. It helps you evaluate how you’re living with stuff, finances and clutter all through a family purpose statement that you come up with. One of these days Bryce and I need to actually come up with one and then maybe I’ll get to actually cleaning! ::wink, wink::
But I feel so surrounded by stuff. By stuff to do on my to-do list. By constant mess of toys and junk the kids no longer play with. And if I could just clear out actual clutter then maybe I’d have some space in my body and head for real things. For being with people without thinking of all the stuff I should be doing instead, of noticing my dirty floors that haven’t been mopped in however long, of seeing the paper pile up again.
I know if I ever get my house in order — and I’m not talking spotless — simply less stuff, less clutter, and a spot for everything — it’s not going to magically make life easier. But I do feel a more inviting space without all the extras will help me with larger goals I have for my mothering: for time to sit and relax and read together, for cooking together, for playing trains and sitting outside to enjoy the sunshine.
What about you?