A few years ago we moved two potted pathos plants to a countertop to move them out of the way for a party. They "rooted" in that place until a couple of days ago. They have flourished and even interwoven themselves. Today is the day I am going to repot them – finally, and get them off the kitchen table where I placed them to clear the counter.
As a matter of fact, I have been on a countertop clearing binge this week. Isn’t it amazing how big a mess one can make when cleaning and clearing up? You move things to clean an area then you have to figure out where to put the stuff to get them off the area you dumped them on. I am bound and determined to take care of this today.
Unlike when the kids were younger, we, as a family, have moved away from eating at the kitchen table together. There is always too much "stuff" on it and schedules vary. Also, The Boy is a picky eater. Well, I have decided that I am going to cook for Himself and me. If The Boy doesn’t like what I make there is always peanut butter, eggs, cereal, etc. Getting Himself to go along with the program has been a struggle but I think he is finally getting in the spirit, so to speak. (He would give our son money to buy dinner elsewhere. )
With The Girl and Bells moving back I definitely want the little one to have the routine of family meals. She needs routine.
Speaking of Bells, The Girl and I met with the Child Study Team and Bells starts school on Wednesday! I am really impressed with the individual lesson plan they have developed for her and I believe she will respond well to the people who will be working with her.
Getting back to decluttering, I think the key is getting rid of things you don’t love and don’t need. The next step is not replacing the stuff! It’s been said that when you break a habit you have to replace it with something else. Just don’t replace it with something equally bad like overeating for smoking. In the long run, from what I hear, it may be just as bad, although I think dying from a heart attack would be preferable to suffering from emphysema for years.
It’s the same thing with spiritual "clutter." I’ve been blessed to have people helping me to get rid of negative beliefs and negative thinking. For example, thinking that I am not lovable or that something in my past has the power to make my life miserable now. I realize now that neither is true! However, if I don’t replace those negatives with positives, they are going to creep right back into my mind and affect my life negatively.
Therefore, I am looking for ways to change my old ways. Instead of thinking, "I’ll never get the countertops just right, I am now trying to think, and act out, "One step at a time. It doesn’t have to be done in one day and it doesn’t have to be perfect."
Positive for negative. God’s truth against satan’s lies. God’s love vs. satan’s hate for us. That enemy wants us to hate ourselves because it takes away from God’s glory. Don’t give in!
Are you a naturally organized person or do you have to work at it? Truth be told I was a very organized, neat person until I got fed up with my sister, whom I shared a room with, leaving a mess all the time. Now I am not all that neat and she is a neatnik. Love you sis.
Is there anyone in particular who makes you want to be a better you? Besides God, I believe it would have to be everyone I have contact with. I have a yearning to share the love of God with as many people as I make contact with. He has transformed my heart and, like not being able to explain a grandparent’s love to someone who is not a grandparent, only the experience of God’s love can fill your heart with His joy!
Do you take advantage of the day after Valentine’s day and other holiday half price candy sales? I’ve been munching on dark chocolate mandm’s as I type this.
You spot celebrity you admire whilst on a plane trip. What, if anything, do you do? Usually I don’t do "what if" questions but, since this did happen to me, I can answer it. Many years ago, I was flying back to the US from England and I spotted Cliff Robertson (Spider Man’s uncle). After arguing with myself as to whether or not to bother him, I walked to where he was sitting, confirmed who he was, then put out my hand to shake his and introduced myself, first and last name. I told him that I admired his work and we chatted about what he was doing in England. When we deboarded, he looked for me and gave me a wave. It was a good thing. I don’t anticipate that kind of reaction from an actor happens very often.
Do you use sunscreen? Definately. Because of how it keeps vitamin D from being absorbed, I supplement.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Please stay safe. g