Monday is the beginning of a new reading week.
Over at An Interior Journey, I talk about books in the mail and books read, as well as what’s up next.
The first book I tackled this week was so captivating that I already finished it. Here’s my review (Click the link and/or the picture)
Next, I grabbed the newest book by Sophie Kinsella, and I’m already enjoying the character Poppy. In the opening pages, she loses her engagement ring, a family heirloom. I have a feeling there will be many antics along the way.
This past weekend, even as I was finishing up the previous week’s reads, I did a bit of decluttering here at the home place.
My friends and family know that I’m a bit of a collector. This was all fine and good in my larger home. Now that I’ve downsized, it’s been an ongoing challenge to keep the collections in a manageable form.
One of my hallway closets was totally stuffed with “treasures,” even as my garage held floor to ceiling shelves with see-through bins containing more treasures.
I moved some of the indoor closet stuff out to the garage. And tossed some of the garage collections into the recycling bins. Alas!
But I feel better about the state of my rooms and closets…lol
I’m a chicken! I should show my actual garage with the bins stuffed to the gills.
My organization is a work in progress.
But here’s the good news! While sorting through the various garage bins to see what I could eliminate, I discovered something I’ve been looking for ever since I moved…my granddaughter Fiona’s Italian charm bracelet!
I thought it was lost forever! I believed I had put it somewhere safe for the move. Well, obviously I thought I would remember that safe place….
When you’re packing for a move, do you sometimes lose things? Do you eventually find them? I guess the moral of this story is to never leave the bins untended, without searching through them all. Because you never know where you might have hidden that special treasure!