Well, I wonder how many times I can write about cleaning out my garage? I wrote about cleaning my garage on May 29th, and even showed a photograph of the clean garage. My mother in law was here at the beginning of July and asked me when she saw the mess in the garage, “I thought you just cleaned out your garage?” Which is a fair question. I did clean it out, but I filled it again with more boxes from the basement. Now I am on phase two of – Clean Out The Clutter. Or if you think of all of the things I own as a double layer chocolate cake. The last time I just scraped off the icing, now I am getting rid of the whole cake.
I am still working on making my life simpler. How much can I throw away? I wrote yesterday about not wanted to live in the past, no “Rear-View Living“. Today I am working on getting rid of the objects that are keeping me there. Keeping me in the past. I have moved so many times, put my the life I have lived in boxes. Packed and unpacked.
I didn’t want to write today. I didn’t want to tell you that I made another mess.
I just wanted to move more stuff out of the basement into the garage.
I could pretend that I am an organized person. I could pretend that my garage always looks clean and orderly. I could pretend that I am the kind of person that always puts her hammer away right after she uses it. I could write about how there is no dust in my house. I could write that my children’s rooms are always neat and tidy. I could tell you that my children only have one stuffed animal. But if I wrote those stories I would be lying. I don’t want to lie when I write.
Back to the basement. I have time for a few more trips to the garage before I go to bed.