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How I lived 9 lives in only two days into 2014…
A hot water tank leak! Welcome to the New Year! I can hear my mother’s voice telling me that when the world gives you lemons you make lemonade. It wasn't a bad leak ...just enough that the cardboard boxes on the bottom are a bit of a mess and need tending to right away. Of course everything needs to be moved to get to them and I had boxes stacked to the ceiling. Perhaps what is most significant is the contents of these boxes and why I have been avoiding going through them. Remnants and reminders of a life that seems a million years ago. My childhood ... my mom and dad’s stuff, grandparents and my sister’s. Oddly orphaned at 50. And then there is my children’s stuff, artwork and handmade gifts and late night projects. All those memories and reminders; they are not children anymore. But what was inside those boxes is my connection to them and the arduous task of sorting through what is important to keep and what to get rid of. All quite difficult to part with. But the angels have spoken through the oddest mechanical device, my hot water tank. Once I sink my teeth into something I try not to stop and I knew I’d have a great reward coming when I was done, more on that later. Now normally I am a regular purger, so much so that we received a lovely customer appreciation gift from Dan our "bin guy ". So the bin gets ordered and many thanks to Dan it’s here in no time. In two 14 hour days of nonstop sentimentality and connecting with my family through the holidays in the oddest of ways, I have one full bin and have reduced things to 9 boxes.
As difficult as it was I feel lighter, more free, and inspired to gain this freedom in every room in my house, cleaning, purging, a pre-curser to decorating. Maybe I’ll reward myself by giving myself a colour consultation. Yes I know redecorating in my house is an ongoing thing but this time I think it will be different. After my "cleansing" I see the things I’ve hung onto just a bit differently. Some things are precious and take us back to a wonderful time or person in our lives, the memory triggers. These few items will hold significant places in my new decorating approach. It’s something I try to do for clients, edit and honor, but it is an emotional journey and not always an easy journey. Parting with things is part of process and having recently lived the great feeling after the pitching has inspired me to reap this reward throughout the house. Part of the rush on the project was because we had a new puppy coming so "puppy proofing” was a must. Some of my long standing clients will remember my prior pup Cashmere. Who after 11 years 6 of which were insulin dependent past away in August. Pets are invaluable in a household and give us so much more than they take. They put you in a loving frame of mind and refocus your energy, which for me is really important. After 4 lonely months the new puppy, Willowby is a very welcomed addition, 7 weeks of pure mischief. And absolutely adorable!
This seems like it’s the year for me to get some things in order! Stay tuned
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