God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
A Garden Window
This area around the computer is a catch all...so many little piles of papers that need to be put away. I think that most of us tend to put things down saying, "I'll put that away later." But most times, later never comes. I am planning to neaten up this place that I spend so much time in. Today is the day...and I'll show it tomorrow. I've had this itch ever since I read the short story for our book club. It's about a couple who are buried by their "stuff" The husband hires a professional organizer to come in and clear out their "things' We talked at length at book club about people today needing more room that their houses provide for their belongings. Some rent storage units or pods to hold their treasures. The librarian said that the library has a professional organizer come in each year to go through things that are not needed anymore.
I have never been able to work with clutter around. When I was doing artwork...I would have to tidy up my workroom before I could start for the day. I have had embroidery projects going and I find that I need to keep my sewing things neatly in baskets. I could never leave the sewing machine out. As I age...I am finding that this doesn't bother me so much anymore. I tend to put things close...so they are handier for me. We have containers with pencils, scissors,rulers in many places around the house. Phones are next to reading chairs with books piled near. Magazines in baskets under the coffee table, kitchen counters have appliances that are used often, bins with potatoes and onions are kept right around the corner in the kitchen...not downstairs anymore. Even the freezer is convenient...we have already to thaw meals in the upstairs freezer, snacks, leftovers, little baggies filled with frozen vegetables, all these to make it handier for us.
So this window garden that I am making, is going to be a way to keep things convenient. My plants will all be in one place upstairs.I do, however, still have my orchids in the mudroom on lighted shelves. I think that I can make this window attractive. So, tomorrow, when I gaze out my window....I'll see the bird feeder hanging just outside and I'll have a view of my plants and bulbs growing on this side of the window.to make me happy this winter. I'm hoping that the birds won't fly into the window when they see a bright color. Right now there are some titmice, a nuthatch, english sparrow, a cardinal and I hear a blue jay in the tree... It's a wonderful place to spend some time. I hope that I'm not making it more attractive...so I spend more time here. Computers are so addictive. One thing just seems to lead to another and I am just the follower:)