Friday, May 4, 2007
And a point for the city...
In this never-ending point battle I have in the "City-Versus-Not-The-City" duke-out, the city comes out ahead today.
I get an online scrapbook 'zine that posts weekly challenges. This week's challenge was to use something that you have not used in a while. Something that was collecting dust.
Here's where the city comes out ahead.
I live with husband and toddler in a small space. We pretty much have a room to sleep in, and a room to be awake in. Often, this very reason deems the city less than ideal, but not today.
See, not having a ton of space, means you cannot have a ton of stuff. Everything you have, you have for a reason. We are constantly determining and re-determinig what has enough value to stay. A shirt I didn't wear all winter? Give it to the Salvation Army. That cord that neither of knows what it goes to, or where it came from? Throw it away. I love that. I love that things are fairly well organized. I know where things are. And I love not being afraid to get rid of stuff. We don't have space for the Maybe-We'll-Use-It-Someday or the Someone-Might-Want-This. There is something lovely and simple to that. It's nicely freeing.
So, I thought, I don't have any scrapbooking things collecting dust. What I have I use. Right?
In the middle of my Pats on the Back for Being Organized, I found a box. I thought it was just ribbon. But floating around in the ribbon were forgotten crafting trinkets. oops. I found these little metal-edged squares, and, if I were pressed, I would admit that I didn't know I had them.
So, I guess, even those of us in small spaces, still find spots here and there to stash the Things We'll Get To Someday.
and I look forward to the Day to Get To Them.
Posted by Dave at 2:48 PM