Conservatively, I have two thousand items that need a new home!! Today I sent a box–via FedEx–to the buyer of four of my collector’s plates. Hallelujah!! Only one hundred (or more) collector’s plates that need a new home. ~~ It will be a “landmark” day when the buyer picks up thirteen large boxes of health and nutrition books (over two hundred). Then I will have some “wiggle space” in the room that has wall-to-wall boxes of memorabilia. ~~ Within the next month, the many bags and several boxes of items for Operation Christmas Child should be at the Processing Center. ~~ Truthfully, my depression may subside when I’m able to tackle those (wall-to-wall) boxes currently beyond arm’s reach?!?! I’m so weary of all the clutter!! I feel I can’t invite anyone to the apartment because I don’t want them to see the volumes of “stuff” I have retained (and judge accordingly).
Perhaps you can sympathize with me and appreciate why I choose to spend so much time in my backyard garden?!?! I really need to “downsize” but not a week goes by that I am not buying something for the yard. This past week, I shopped two Goodwill stores and bought planters and plant stands. (How could I pass up a large planter for $2.00??) Recently I got an exceptionally good buy, at Tuesday Morning, on attractive large planters. I had looked at them–for months–priced at $26.00 each. On my recent trip, I found them at the Mooresville store, marked down plus another 70% off. I bought the four available planters for less than one at the original price!! Hallelujah!! This week (at Tuesday Morning) I bought more garden items with “70% off ticketed price.” ~~ Because I wanted to shop the second Goodwill store, I drove to Lancaster, South Carolina (something I rarely do). I discovered the K-Mart is closing (“going out of business”) so stopped and headed for the garden department. I bought four bags of organic planter soil, and several bags of bird seed. I’m already so anxious for Spring so I can arrange planters, fill with soil, and plant flowers and Topsy-Turvy upside-down tomato plants!! ~~ After reading ideas in a book about “container gardens,” I’m eager to do something “unique” with the planters and plant stands. ~~ Chide me about this acquisition: At Goodwill, next to their dumpster, I saw a disassembled, broken baby crib. I instantly recognized the rectangular metal springs would make a perfect trellis. In my mind’s-eye, I see Scarlet Runner Bean vines twining around links (and far more attractive than the macrame rope used for a trellis earlier this year). ~~ Yes, I’m anxious for Spring!!
Another outside project: Attract deer to water, salt lick, and feeder.