Letting it Go

I don’t usually drive home from book club in the dark but it was a long one. Not that we talked about the book much…it was a mediocre read. I think we all just needed a sense of normalcy even though we were sitting outside in a park for book club. We all had a lot of things to report so we were not lacking for conversation. I read the first half of the book  last night and the last hundred pages after work. I had to skip some things but I’ve been busy.

I can’t say that my photo organization was complete until late Tuesday. I did receive a photo storage box from Amazon on Sunday but I needed two. I didn’t know I needed two when I ordered it or I would have ordered two the first time. When I went to order another the price had gone up so I picked another color and when it came on Tuesday, it was dented. The Amazon box was fine but the photo box was not usable. So I grabbed the Girl and we ran to Joann Fabrics. I ended up finding the perfect thing which made me happy and I was able to check “organize all photos” off the list! It was until Wednesday afternoon…after pool time at the neighbors…when I rearranged things under my bed so everything has a spot.

I read the words, then burned the words. I touched the memories and then filed them in acid free compartments in a bigger box. So I shouldn’t have been so surprised to have had the dream I had last night. I was standing in front of a toilet full of poop. I remember saying ” I hope all of this flushes, it looks soft enough so here goes” I flushed the toilet and it swirled for what felt like forever and slowly, very slowly, it all went down. I woke up this morning and said to myself “I guess I needed to let that shit go.” It wasn’t a mystery but it was still a weird dream to have.

I also worked more on a project from the book Spirit of the Home. Since I found that sale on prints, I basically printed my Pinterest board on home style. I laid it all out in the home journal and almost all of it is French Provincial. There is also a little bit of shabby chic with more chic than shabby. I took one of the pictures to work and said “this is what my house would look like if I didn’t have two kids and a dog” My kids are in their early twenties so it is mostly about the dog at this point.


With everything on the page in front of me it’s easier to see what I like. I should be lucky enough to find pieces that I need at garage sales and or thrift shops. I like to fix things up so I can do it one piece at a time until I have it the way I want it…in theory.

Tomorrow I am going to buy the fabric I need to upcycle my Beauty and the Beast chair. Don’t worry…I will post pictures…as soon as I delete some old ones. I wanted to do it last year but after the Ren Faire things just seemed to go so fast. It is my number one “to do” item this weekend. Thankfully the retired guy who is a whiz at upholstery is still available!

I am getting braver with my to do list…now that I know I can conquer projects like 49 years of photos…if I can do that, I can do anything….Zia


About dragonflyzia

I am just a woman finally accepting that I was never meant to be in the box. I don't fit into any stereotypes, please don't try and label me, that doesn't work either. I am embracing my uniqueness in ways that are new and challenging to me, so that I may continue to grow and never stop learning.
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