Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

"There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven. A time to give birth and a time to die; A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted. A time to kill and a time to heal; A time to tear down and a time to build up. A time to weep and a time to laugh; A time to mourn and a time to dance. A time to throw stones and a time to gather stones; A time to embrace and a time to shun embracing. A time to search and a time to give up as lost; A time to keep and a time to throw away. A time to tear apart and a time to sew together; A time to be silent and a time to speak. A time to love and a time to hate; A time for war and a time for peace." Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Monday, March 26, 2012

March Showers bring... Cleaning & Clearing Out!

Its a dreary, super rainy kind of day. Yesterday was GORGEOUS and 70s, and then it turned gray and drizzly...  I am trying to be optimistic about this rain as it helps all the spring bulbs I planted to grow, Grow, GROW into beautiful colorful flowers. :) My Daffodils are getting ready to burst open and that makes me want to smile. I do not know what it is about Daffodils, but they make me happy. Their yellow color is an instant happy color, but their design, so unlike a "normal" flower! Maybe it takes me back to Alice In Wonderland, not that those were nice flowers, but either way- I like them!  And my Tulips! oh, I love my red tulips! I planted more, of both types of flowers, so I am hoping for LOTS of Tulips and Daffodils this spring. :) YAY!

Its funny how being pregnant always makes me want to blog. Being pregnant and having a 2.5yr old though is So different, as I am always busy. Always something, that sitting at my computer is a rarity. So many things I still need to do before Baby Boy Gittings arrives, that this feels like I should be doing something else! Which I should... I need to be moving in the direction of LEAVING as I desperately need to go to the chiropractor. My hips and lower back are so out I'm actually in a LOT of pain. However, its not really too much "new" pain, so I can "work" through it if need be. :P

This year has been a year of Decluttering and clearing out. I've been asking God to help me LET GO of "things" and "papers" that I have, that I have not looked at or touched in YEARS.  Even if we don't use or look at the "stuff" we have around, it keeps our minds pre-occupied and stressed with all the mess and clutter and space it takes up. The more we have, the more energy it takes to keep up with it all.
I want to have ease with two kids.
I want to have fun with my two kids.
I do not want to have to be battling all my mess and stuff that is just taking up space that could be instead energizing free space! Oh how I LOVE seeing a clean room in my home. It really does encourage and energize me. And right now... there is NO CLEAN ROOM. Mostly becuase I have been busy with sorting and organizing papers and office stuff and pulling it from all the rooms to keep in the desk armour and cool filing bench we're re-purposing... And since I am taking every moment to do that, I am still doing the laundry, but not putting it away, or dishes or picking up toys or sweeping or... well, you get the idea. :) everything else is just going by the wayside. :) hahah
But its awesome. I have already taken 2 large loads and donated things. I have been selling things we haven't touched or used in  years, or won't be. I have been "trading" with other people things they don't use, but would help us.
It's SO fun! I LOVE TRADE!!

My new favorite thing to do now will be a "swap party" where everyone brings stuff to swap with others. :) I haven't held one yet, but I really want to!! probably will have to be after baby, since I have so much I still NEED to do. :) haha

If you're reading this, say a prayer for me that God keeps me on the go with de-cluttering and simplifying my life. I want this to be a new way of living, not just a season. :) I want our home to be "simply comfortable" - where people still are comfortable, but in a simple, uncluttered way. I am grasping for a different adjective, but its just not coming to me other that those two... so, that's why I repeated them. :) hahah

Okay... I better keep moving, my goal on this rainy day is to actually get 2 CLEAN & organized rooms, so that I can breath without feeling overwhelmed and stressed! :) 
But first... the chiropractor. :)