This Saturday I’m having a yard sale. I’m enlisting the kids’ help—all hands on deck! I was worried I wouldn’t have enough stuff to sell or be ready in time. As I started pulling things out, however, I realized that I have more than enough stuff to sell without searching every nook and cranny of my house. Whew!
I told the kids that if they let go of their old toys, we’d put the money earned toward something that the whole family could enjoy. What we don’t sell will go to charity.
Honestly, it just feels good to get rid of all this junk. Letting go of the past always does.
I would have gotten much farther on the yard sale prep but somehow I got involved in creating a patio in my backyard. Turns out laying out a new outdoor space with paving bricks a little more involved than I thought it would be. The bricks look great, but I need more. And I’ve decided to create a small garden area to accompany the new patio.
This is hard to visualize without pictures. Will post some after the project is finished (after the garage sale).
Working on the manuscript has been an up and down process. Even when I have the time to work on it, I want to write something new. I find it draining to go back into the subject matter. The current plan is to devote time to revising one poem a day, and keep up with my free writing at night. My problem? I give myself deadlines and then I don't keep them. Ugh.
My three priorities this week, in order:
- Yard Sale
- Revise Manuscript
The patio is not on my priority list; I''ll tackle that project next week.