Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Random thoughts

Yesterday, I went to the mall to use a coupon before it expired.  Spending money to save money:)  I loved looking at all of the spring styles.  It makes me happen to see that ruffles are "in" again.  I grew up in an era when ruffles were everywhere -- on little girls' socks, window curtains, baby bottoms and even aprons.  Ruffles are so pretty and feminine and they make me happy.  I need to find a pretty, spring-colored ruffly top.

It's nice to be back in a "groove" again after spring break.  This morning I cleaned the master bedroom, including the closet, and came up with another bag.  That makes 9.  Some people have asked, How big are the bags?  I've decided that each 'container' counts as a bag.  Some are the 30-gallon trash bags, some are just grocery bags.  My friend Mary suggested I use lunch bags!  Whatever, it all evens out in the end, and the main thing is that I'm decluttering and it's fun!  The problem is that I love decluttering and organizing, but cleaning? Not so much.  I think the main idea behind this project is to clean like crazy as you go, but I'm not sweating it too  much. However, I do find I'm more motivated to clean once the clutter is gone.

Baseball/softball season has begun, and on Friday, Dan and I are going to the Rockies home opener with some friends.  The weather is supposed to be in the 70s! so I'm really looking forward to a great day.  Go Rockies!

It's hard to believe that the school year will be over in less than two months.  All of a sudden, I'm counting down the days and making plans for another graduation party. Wasn't it just last year that Joe graduated?  No, it's been three years. I can't believe my middle child will be turning 18 in less than two months . . . just days after he graduates.  I've been having weird dreams, where the whole family is on a trip and we lose him!  

Yesterday, I picked up some potted basil at the grocery store.  I don't know what that has to do with anything, but it seems like a happier note to end on than that last paragraph.

10 comments:

Susanne said...

I splurged and bought a cute ruffly cardigan for spring in a really pretty pink color. I really like the colors out this year.

9 bags, you're doing great. I totally agree, it's so much easier to clean once the clutter is gone.

Can totally relate to the graduation feelings. {{Hugs}}

Mereknits said...

Karen,
Time flies by so fast doesn't it? My oldest is finishing his junior year, my youngest will be in high school next year. Where are my babies? At the beach the other day I watched little boys with bellies and droopy bathing suits, walking on the sand and splashing in the water, I miss my boys being little, yet I love who they are turning into. Being a Mom is interesting isn't it? By the way you have motivated me to clean my closet...I better get going.
Have a great day,
Meredith

Mari said...

Good for you for doing all that cleaning!
Aren't dreams weird? Glad he isn't lost! :)

Becky said...

Great post! I feel like I really caught up. Three years? Really? No, can't be but I know it's true.

And the Cubs have their opener tomorrow too. I'll watch on tv though. It is not going to be 70 here.

Fresh basil is lovely. Smells good, tastes even better. Might you be making some pesto?

Dandy said...

I don't suppose you could come over and motivate me to declutter?!

Jen said...

Another one graduating!!!! WOW! Madison graduates 8th grade this year and we are planning a party for her and her friends.
Seems just like yesterday she graduated 5th grade...time really does fly with our children.

Rizzi said...

NINE BAGS, GOOD FOR YOU. I TOO HAVE BEEN DECLUTTERING, IT DOES FEEL GOOD. TIME DOES GO BY SO FAST, AND THE KIDS GET OLDER AND OLDER, BUT NOW-A-DAYS THEY LIVE LONGER AT HOME, SO THAT'S NOT TO BAD. ENJOY YOUR GAME WITH DAN, AND HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND. LOVE YA,
AUNT RIZ

Bill said...

Happy April Fool's Day!
Have fun on your mini-vacation.
Holy Cow, I can't believe it's been that long ago that Joe graduated & went off to college! The older I get, the faster time flies.

Tiffany said...

GAAH!!!!! You are at the game right now, as I am reading this!!!! I am so stinking jealous!!!!!!

Can you tell I love the Rocks? World Series, baby!

Leslie said...

lol.. I love potted basil, it has everything to do with everything.
Time does fly.. today we are celebrating our oldest daugther's birthday, she turns 20 on Monday.
Have a fantastic weekend.