Sunday, December 20, 2015


Ruth Ayres has a link-up on weekends where people link to posts that are celebrations about their week. I love this reminder to celebrate every week.

I am celebrating good health. Two doctor visits and numerous medications later, I am finally feeling better. Yay! Three weeks really isn't that long in the great big scheme of things, but it seemed way too long to be coughing and feeling yucky.

I'm also celebrating tidying. I read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo and was inspired to begin a tidying project. So far I have dealt with my clothing, books and a few miscellaneous items I bumped into along the way (like two sets of dishes we never use). This involved filling the garbage bin to the top and donating many boxes and bags of clothing and books. We also finally said goodbye to the ping-pong table that had been folded up in the garage. My husband posted a picture of it on Facebook to a local buy/sell/donate page and it was gone in less than thirty minutes to a young family who were thrilled to take it off of our hands.

During winter break I'm going to dive into our piles of paperwork. The filing cabinet and desk are staring at me right now trying to intimidate me, but I will tackle them soon. This little whirlwind of tidying truly changed things up in our home. My husband even got involved and went through his books too. Now we're plotting and planning to rearrange our home office since there is more space and improved organization. It's rather exciting. I will get to have a table in there for writing and crafting. I look forward to seeing the changes. What we've done already makes me feel better. I keep opening and closing my drawers because they look so amazing. My heart is happier even if my back is complaining a bit.

I hope you have lots of things to celebrate in the coming week!


  1. Crystal, it is always a great feeling to declutter. You inspired me to tackle more of the piles. Happy Holidays!

  2. I am impressed with your tidying. Clothes I can handle. Bookshelves and kitchen cabinets scare me. Your tidying has clearly brought joy to you. Wishing you energy. Take care of you back.