If It Ain’t Broke…

Recently I was antiquing with a friend…and…although I found several things that sparked my interest…I passed them by…

Of course…my friend was curious as to why if I really liked something…did I not get it…

Well…the truth of the matter is…I’ve downsized houses about 4 times in the last ten years…in the process…I’ve kept only the things that I truly love…that have meaning to me…and…my house is full…anymore stuff…and it would be cluttered…

What I’ve learned through trial and error…is that…if I buy something new…I’ve got to give something up…so…anything I buy has to be so special…that I’m willing to give up something else…nothing I saw on that trip quite fit that bill…

But…wonders of wonders…a few weeks ago…I had bumped a favorite pottery piece…it was a couple…and…the man’s arm broke off…not to be daunted…I glued it back in place…however…he was determined to be an amputee…and it fell off again this weekend…I was about to go for the glue…when I remembered all the new things I’d seen on the shopping trip…and…how good it actually feels to be looking for and find…just the right piece for a special spot…

So…with a special ceremony…overseen by…Bertha…of course…I relegated the broken piece to the trash…while letting my mind wander to the treasure that will take its place…

Bertha…reminded me…it’s the same in my life…I have to let go…to make room for more…

Jane

The Trouble with Dust Bunnies…

This weekend…I got a wild hair…or…hare…to clean house…and…while I didn’t think it had been that long since I had cleaned…the exploding dust bunny population…begged to differ…

Of course they have their favorite hiding spots…under the king-size bed is a hands down favorite…so that I have to lie flat on my stomach on the floor in order to round up some of the feistier bunnies…under the dresser…with its scrolled bottom…leaving just enough space to allow conniving bunny entry…too small for the Swiffer vac…and yet visible from the contemplation chair…

Oh…who am I kidding…they were everywhere…in the closets…behind the toilets…it seemed that I’d no sooner eradicated one nest…than two more appeared…

Bertha…commended my efforts…no…she didn’t help…but she did say…that according to Feng Shui…cleaning makes way for more to come into my life…so…it will be interesting to see what shows up…hopefully…not more dust bunnies…although…I think I just saw one sneaking under the desk…

Here…Bunny…here…Bunny…come to Mama

Jane