The past few weeks, David and I have been working on decluttering our house. I’ve seen a cluttered house, and ours is nothing close to that, but to us, things are cluttered. We had a bookshelf full of books that were collecting dust and that was bothering us. I’m a book lover, especially children’s books. I took a children’s literature class in college and I was immediately hooked. But, this cluttered bookshelf was full of books we’re read and collected over 12 years of marriage and we were ready to say goodbye. I kept craft and decorating books and David kept a few books, the remaining books filled 3 big boxes that I somehow need to haul to a local donation center. Just completing that task makes me feel like I can breathe again. On a side note, I didn’t get rid of a single children’s book. Just can’t.
Here’s some other happenings…
Yesterday my dad headed to Long Beach to take pictures of the shuttle. He originally attempted to view the shuttle from Griffith Park, but all of Los Angeles decided to do the same thing. So, he headed to Long Beach. He snapped this shot and a few others I plan to use in Eli’s new room. Which, by the way, is coming along nicely. On a side note, if I do nothing else this weekend, I am determined to find the charger to my Nikon camera so I can be back in the business of taking good shots daily. On another side note, Dad, do you remember when I was pregnant with Eli and the two of us escaped our office work and headed to Long Beach to look at a job and pick up plans? Remember how we ate at that restaurant on the pier that overlooked the ocean? Good times. I miss you.
I was chatting with a work friend yesterday via Yahoo IM and I said, “I’m upset at myself for not having my Halloween decorations out yet.” She replied, “Melissa, it’s mid-September. Are you crazy???” I replied, “yes, I actually am crazy AND I loooooooooooove Halloween and need the decorations out for a full month.” So with that, I am determined to not be upset at myself anymore and pull out my Halloween decorations this weekend. Am I the only one in the world who insists on completely cleaning my house before I decorate for holidays?
And finally, in the spirit of fall, I bought these little beauties and they are my new favorite shoes. I am a flip-flop type of gal. I’ve been that way since high school. Living in Southern California all my life, I seriously could wear flip-flops year round and I of course miss that. But these little piggies would freeze in the winter if I didn’t cover them.
Happy weekend. Have a great one.