Day 48 Waffle Blocks and Boots

I have a really hard time letting go of the kids’ toys but things are moving along fine.  My mindset is finally changing.  I can’t let in the new until I let go of some of the old.  I’m not going all Rambo and getting rid of all of them but there’s a lot that I’ve been hanging on to that I don’t need or necessarily want to keep anymore.  It’s all just taking up space.

Update on the Front Porch

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My porch doesn’t look much different today than it did last night but I feel much better about it.  I took a box of stuff to our St. Vincent de Paul store today.  I also took a few things to my mom’s house.  She’s always bringing stuff over here so it was my turn to take stuff to her house.

It’s so nice to be able to see out those windows again.  They were almost completely covered before.  Up near the door on the left side, there’s two more things that I will be getting rid of.  One is a small end table.  It’s really cute and I liked it a lot when I got it but it doesn’t fit with the rest of the living room now so out it goes.  The only reason that I didn’t put it out today for someone to take was because it’s raining and with it being wood, it would get wrecked.  There’s also a wooden sewing box that is kind of cool but it’s missing the screws on the handle and I never use it.  I had it next to my bed and when I pulled it out, it was covered with dust.  Time to let someone else get some use out of it. I’ll put both of those out on the curb tomorrow if it’s not raining.

The last thing that I got off the porch were some sleeping bags that I had borrowed from a friend last year.  She has a lot of kids too so we don’t get to see each other very often because we’re both so busy all the time and it’s not like I could ever let her into my house before either.  I’ve known her for a long time and I really like visiting with her so I decided to take the sleeping bags to her house today.  I’m so glad that I did.  We got caught up on a few things and made plans to meet again in a few weeks with some of our other friends that I haven’t seen in a long time.

Once again, decluttering has opened up some room in my life and let friendship back in.