I've been pretty quiet for the past week or two, and even when I've posted things, I haven't actually written much. Part of the reason for this is that I have been really busy both at work and at home. I mentioned Monday that our granddaughter has moved in with us, and while this has been a great blessing, it has initiated a fury of rearranging, and sorting through way too much stuff.
If you've read this blog for a while, you may remember this chair. I'm quite attached to this chair and the room in which it sits; however, at the moment, my granddaughter is living in this room. In order to be able to reclaim my room, I had to clean out the rather large closet, the door of which is directly across from this chair. It has been my habit to never open the closet doors because of the horror which lay behind them, i.e. approximately 100 cubic feet of too much stuff. So, after fortifying myself with visions of future chair-sitting, I sorted and threw away and packed and rearranged and vacuumed.
Now I am in the process of emptying all my stuff out of this room. Some of it had to go in the closet which I had just cleaned out--which was why I had to clean it out--and some got thrown away, and some was moved elsewhere, although elsewhere is pretty full of stuff, too. I'm almost through with this stage, but now I've gotten down to the stuff that I can't seem to make a decision about, so it's slowing me down. I have, however, emptied bookcases and am actually going to sell one (unheard of!).
After I finish emptying out this space, my husband has to move all of his stuff out of the room that formerly belonged to my youngest daughter, and then we can paint the room and clean the carpet and then my granddaughter can move into it and I can have my room back.
The main reason that I haven't written, though, is that there are so many unexpected changes going on in my life at the moment that I haven't been able to still my thoughts enough to write anything that's reasonably cohesive. I think that in the end, all of these things will be good, but at the moment some are very difficult, and even the best thing is very scary, and out of all these things, there's really only one that I can write about, but not until tomorrow afternoon or evening.
Well, it probably displays a great deal of hubris to think that anyone is interested in such a self-centered sort of a post, but I will excuse myself by saying that what I am really doing is asking for your prayers. I'm not sure, really, if I am going to keep writing this blog. We'll have to see.