Sunday, August 14, 2016

during the warm weather

It is almost as though the apprehension of the heat has fired up something within me. Dragging my children all over, we won't waste a summer day!  I finally realized two days ago that it was very hot.  I kind of forgot to complain about the heat, but I think there is still time as it's only mid-August.
We went into the city on the train.  It has been a very long time since we walked around nyc.  Our three youngest had never been, I think they were shocked at the amount of people there and truthfully so was I.  So many crowds, so many smells (bad lol) and our youngest came so close to stepping in a giant poo on the sidewalk.  Oye.  I was watching him in slow motion and did a running grab to sweep him off his feet.  Three cheers for mom!  It was all a little overwhelming, I have streamlined my family life so much, it is efficient and organized and chop chop we get where we need to go.  The city was too chaotic, I felt tired of it.  So yes, I guess I will toss my dreams of being a stock broker or a dancer in the NY Ballet. Kind of like the board game Life...I will retire to the country now, plz.
I guess I am trying to procrastinate my children going back to school, the school routines make me a crazy mess. I like having them here {usually}.  It's like we just got a good thing going at home...why do we have to mess it up with school?  Oh, bother.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

ye olde stuff

It is enough for me to collect things and later resell them, just having them pass through my hands for a bit.  Less often lately do I feel the need to own something.  I do enjoy repurposing an item or cleaning it up and making it worthy of ownership again.  It's funny to me as I overhear my kids claiming items as their own, it is so important to them and I know I was the same way growing up in a large family.  I guess we are lucky as rarely do we have to live without, maybe if used books and household items weren't so readily available we would all cling to the stuff we have.   As a hobby business we have several auctions a year, we will occasionally buy out an estate.  I think this is what is helping me realize stuff is just stuff.  One can look at it, buy it, and own it...but it becomes a problem when the stuff owns you.  Use your fine china!  Use your linens! Use your things!  What if you grew blue ribbon vegetables in the garden but didn't eat them because they were too pretty?
Just a few thoughts on Thursday :)