Friday, December 12, 2008

Is there

to life
than getting
and then getting
of it,
BIGGER of it,
FASTER of it,

what you can't use now

so you can use it

If this is so...
what a sad routine.

How really very, very sad

On the other hand...

Know for sure
that you are

when your
hunt for alternatives

I bought a card with that written on it, about 10 years ago. At that time we were still living that kind of life. Mark and I approached everything from our "traveler mentality" and so it was really easy to refrain from collecting stuff. When your "home" is a backpack, the lighter you live, the better.
How I would love to say that we live as simple as that now. We don't. Unfortunately Mark and I still haven't quite figured out how to handle the amount of stuff that owning a house requires, not to mention how much stuff 3 children can generate in your life.

With Christmas coming, I can't help but get a bit stressed thinking about even MORE stuff entering our small home. I do love to sort, organize and declutter, (its actually something I'm VERY good at), but I can't keep up. It takes so much more time when you have to do it for 5 people, a lot more time than I have in my life right now.

Mark and I are both taking time off around Christmas, so this is going to be at the top of our "To Do" list. I spent my drawing time yesterday...
(one part of a "Thank you" to Nora for helping Mark with our kids while I was in North Carolina)...

...while listening to this amazing song
from one of my favourite movies....

1 comment:

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