Thursday, August 5, 2010

Trash or Treasure??

Blogging on my phone today...

You know the saying, "One man's trash is another man's treasure.". I'm hoping it's really true, because today is garage sale day. Ha ha. Early this morning as I sat watching people slowly drive by, eyeing all my "trash," I thought, "Ah, drat it! It's their trash, too!" Then a couple hours later, when I had melted into a sweaty little puddle and begun dreading moving all the trash back into the garage just to drag it out again tomorrow, the treasure-hunters arrived! Yay! I began wheeling and dealing like a pro! ("Pleeeeeease take it! Here! Have this too! My kids will carry it for you!)

Funny how not too long ago all these pieces of "trash" were treasures to me. What is it about us people? We see things and think, "Ohhhhhh I need that!" or "I HAVE to have that!" And we do what we need to do to get it. Time passes and we find ourselves throwing it out or selling it...whatever we need to do to get rid of it.

Confession: I have some strong packrat tendencies. Know what that means? It means that I have difficulty designating old treasures as trash. Which also translates to the fact that I'm struggling to regain some order in my house. Some people are okay with being that way but it frustrates me. I want my home to be beautiful and peaceful. I think a home reflects on the person who cares for it. Right now my home says I'm a chaotic mess...not quite the message I want to send. Not the person I am or want to be. So...it's on. I WILL conquer it.

So come on people and claim these treasures!! I've got a battle to win!

6 comments:

Famaddict said...

I've really missed your blog. It's so refreshing to me, and I actually squealed when I saw that you're back to posting. :-)

Hillary said...

Thank you, Famaddict. I hope I don't offend by asking, but...do I know you or did you just happen upon my blog? Either way, thank you for reading it and I'm so glad you enjoy it. I LOVE to blog and I haven't done a lot of blogging (as you know) lately. I MUST get more regular at it again. Thanks again for reading!

Famaddict said...

Oh, silly me! After reading a blog for a while, it kind of seems like one gets to know the blogger. The strange part is that the blogger has no idea it's happening, which can actually be kind of creepy if you think about it - so don't. :-)
Anyway, allow me to introduce myself. I am a home schooling mom of 5 kids aged almost 2 through almost 10. We live in NY and just started a home business. About a year ago I wandered onto your blog during a spell of insomnia, and I read piles of your old posts. I just fell in love with your special blend of candor and humor, and I'm so glad you're back.

Hillary said...

Well, I'm glad you wandered in and I'm glad you've stuck around. Thank you for your kind comments!

dee said...

seriously, we were separated at birth or something ;) ... I am a hoarder too and hate it!

Hillary said...

Hey Dee! I think maybe we were! lol And I missed telling you Happy Birthday this year, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY!