Friday, December 12, 2008

Is there
not
MORE

to life
than getting
stuff
?
and then getting
MORE
of it,
BIGGER of it,
FASTER of it,
and
THEN
STUFFING

what you can't use now
somewhere

so you can use it
later
?

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

How really very, very sad

On the other hand...

Know for sure
that you are
rich

when your
hunt for alternatives
becomes
sincere
.


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.


...how 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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