Sunday, May 22, 2011

There's so much...

So much that I want to say. I've been thinking about how I wanted to start today's blog and what I wanted it to be about for most of the morning while I did things around the house. One thing that I've come to realize is that:

I hate that I am a quasi-packrat.

I'll save things, thinking that they're important, or that we'll need them to refer back to at point down the road. Or it will be something that someone important gave to me so I'll keep it thinking that if I gave it away/threw it out that I would hurt that person's feelings. I've slowly been coming to terms with those issues as I've been going through the house purging rooms. I'm not perfect at it, but I think I've gotten a little bit better at it. I'm more able to look at things and say as much as I love it, there's just no room for it in the house anymore or that it just doesn't fit who I am anymore. I've found a way to repurpose some things that I've emptied because of either purging or reorganizing and they've made good additions to cleaning other areas of the house up. One of the areas that really bothered me was J's fish tank. Because it's saltwater, it has different elements and minerals that have to be added to the water to keep the inhabitants healthy and before hand they were just all over, now they are neatly in a 3-drawer tote. J says it's nice because they are all in one spot and easy to find.

Random Fact: The first non-human to win an Oscar was Mickey Mouse.