How much is too much?
Do you ever feel like you are chasing yourself around trying to do everything at once and accomplishing nothing?
There are so many things to do that you end up sitting and staring into space not knowing what to tackle first?
You work and work and work and work but feel like you are spinning your wheels?
Clean one mess and turn around to find 15 new ones staring you in the face?
Organize till you feel like your eyes are permanently crossed and still your house looks like it is destined for the next episode of Hoarders?
Get rid of so much stuff at a garage sale that you think ‘There. Now we won’t ever have too much stuff again.’ And one year later find you have a pile even bigger than the year before??
HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN?! I thought I was cutting back. Not spending as much money. Being a good steward. And yet I have no more extra cash than I did a year ago and I have MORE STUFF!!! AAAAAACCCHH!!
But I guess I did start a business in the past year. And you DO have to have some inventory. And the girls are still growing so they have piles of clothes they have outgrown. Or in the Teenagers case gotten tired of. And as far as where the money goes we DO have 2 girls in braces. And there is that business… Sigh.
I can talk myself blue in the face with excuses but the piles and mess don’t go away and the money tree never shows up in my backyard. So this week I am hitting both issues at once. It is time for our huge garage sale again! Woo-Hoo! I think the past couple years we have had over 60 people put stuff in this sale in the spring. Tons of great, name-brand kids clothes, toys, books, baby stuff, and now we are adding in household. I hope to get rid of a lot of these piles that have accumulated the past 2 months. And I’m not bringing much home. And hopefully after the craziness of the sale is over I can organize things here – again. Seems it is a never-ending battle.
This past weekend has been a whirl-wind. Thursday we dropped our girls off at my Mom’s and headed south to the homeschool convention. Shopped at some outlets and IKEA on our way, sat in on some good sessions and browsed the exhibit hall, spent the night, hit the convention hard on Friday, thoroughly enjoyed laughing ourselves silly at a Tim Hawkins show, got home at midnight. Saturday morning we were up before the sun, madly getting ready for the day, loading the cars and heading to my Mom’s to get the girls and go to a family auction. The day for selling all my Grandma’s things had come. My girls did a little lunch stand with the help of their Dad and I bought a lot of fun and memorable things. More on that another day.
This week is gonna be CRAZY. Like I mentioned our garage sale commences Wednesday and I have all my stuff to hang, price, load, and get to the barn.
I will be a little scarce in the blogging world, but I still love you all! I’ll be back around to visit, comment, and catch up as soon as I can. I will reply to your comments as soon as I am able too – please know that I read and appreciate each and every comment you leave me! I do have a couple posts that are supposed to go live this week so please pray for me that I can get them ready. I have a sewing project reveal and an exciting update about the magazine.
I hope you all have a good week and I can’t wait to catch up soon!
Sew a Fine Seam
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