It was really just the most frustrating thing. At one point I asked S, "If we were not Christians, what would we do about this?" I was just wondering is all. He quickly and without hesitation fired off about 5 ideas that were anything but non-violent and most of which would end up with him in jail. Kind of frightened me. I had only been dreaming of wrapping a zip tie around the little bugger's mouth. Hey, this was 2 hours in so I'm not blaming anyone. We were both feeling a little violent at that point.
But we are Christians so we did not do any of those things.
Our girls are outside playing right by that neighbor's fence right now and I am not telling them to be quiet because it is early. Passive much? Have fun girls!!!
What I was GOING to tell you was I am getting rid of stuff today. Or I was going to back when I had intentions of sleeping through the night. Nester had a post about stuff the other day and I got interested and followed every single link and oh my word:
1. I want to stop shopping for anything right this very second.
2. I want to get rid of 1/2 of our belongings.
3. There just happens to be a garage sale at our church this weekend.
Sounds perfect if not a little drastic. I probably won't get rid of as much as I need to, but I was thinking about decluttering while I wasn't sleeping last night. (Along with zip ties)
I think of the stuff in our house like this:
Our book club is going to read Gulliver's Travels next month. WHY did they have to make a children's movie with objectionable content? Clean it up Hollywood!! (Can't find the review Carrie sent me...Carrie? Link?)
OK I may not be physically tied down with stuff (although that is a phrase we use, interesting) but I feel that way. I don't feel free to just run out the door and do something fun because all this stuff needs to be moved, cleaned, put away, organized, or attended to in some way.
Look, I'm not quite ready to live in a Tumbleweed House, but it's looking pretty free right about now, OK?
Hey! Maybe my sleep-deprived state will actually assist me in throwing stuff out without a second thought?
|Hello. This is me with 2 hours of sleep. I am going to make drastic decisions about our belongings today!|