So I have a bit of a routine that is working for me. Tuesday mornings I call my sister that’s just older than me, or she calls me. Once in a while I’ll still be sleeping in and I’ll wake up to the phone call from her and other times she’ll get side tracked and I’ll be the one calling her. All in all though we talk almost every Tuesday, occasionally she’ll be “having a life” and I get a bit sad cause I didn’t get my dose of “Delle” for the week but it makes the next week even better.
This week when she called she had company over and was wondering if I’d be joining her for morning coffee and then my boy could visit with another boy his age that she was babysitting. Instead I went over today, and after lunch we went to the farm (aka “Dad’s”) to help Dad clean up the upstairs cause he has been doing lots of renovations and they are looking amazing. But, with the amount that Mom used to hang on to stuff (and the stuff I would keep) Dad didn’t know what to do with everything; it’s hard to decide what other people will remember and be sentimental about. So Delle and I went through the main cupboard that was upstairs and as I was going through it there were so many memories that were bubbling up inside.
It was good to be having these memories though, as strange as that might sound. Because mom passed away often the memories that I have make me feel a bit down because I can’t share them with her but that wasn’t how I was feeling today. I was feeling that we (meaning me) need to get our stuff upstairs cleaned up for dad. He’s been very patient but there isn’t a fair reason for him to have to work around my stuff when I’ve been moved out for 5 years now.
We managed to get the main cupboard sorted through. Dad commented that it could be refinished because it is an antique so I really hope that he does (maybe after my schedule gets changed I”ll be able to build a better relationship with him by doing things like that). I also managed to find some frames that I have been wanting for some art that I want to do. Delle and I managed to go through a box of adult clothes that had been put away as well as a box and a half of baby clothes (some of which I remember my “little” bro wearing).
After this I figured I better get home to get some of my own housework done. BUt I did decide that I really need to get to the farm once a week so that I can go through more of my stuff that I have out there. Maybe once I have gone through all my different stuff I can actually start getting rid of some of it on eBay or in a yard sale. And I have projects that I have been wanting to do but “don’t have the supplies for” or the space/time to do. I think that is one of the things that I just need to make happen.
Needless to say, as random as this post and day kind of was I do feel that it was productive. And that makes me happy.
Have a good day, night, morning… Whatever time it is for you. 🙂 I never know what I’m really going to be writing about that’s why my new posts are so inconsistent.