Moods: up and down like a roller coaster

Moods. Who needs them? Not me. Wish I could be a very even-keeled kind of person who doesn’t fluctuate between depression and rage, and everything in between.

Ha.

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Stuff and clutter: what we own, what we store, what we’ll inherit

Have you read the list of 49 things about me I posted the other day? Numbers 6, 7 and 8 touch on my desire for order in this house. Frankly, I could come up with 49 items just on that topic, but that would be a boring list to read. 😛

But the accumulation of stuff is a prevailing topic in my life.

For instance, my parents are housing stuff that belongs to us. Even though we have our own house, you understand.

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#NaBloPoMo – Division of labour

I wrote this post to publish on Sunday, November 5, as part of my commitment to publish a post every day in the month of November. My app wasn’t working properly while out of the house all day, so I am posting the Sunday post on Monday.

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There are things that preoccupy me that don’t seem to even register on the other household members.

Things like clothing. Their clothing. Continue reading

The toll of hallway closets when the seasons change

If you live in a country with seasons, you understand instinctively that at some point at least twice a year you will go insane.

We live in a country with seasons, and the transition from cold, wet weather to warm, dry weather takes a big fat toll on my tiny hall closets, my attic and my sanity.

Attics are a blessing for storing seasonal things.

Attics are also a curse for storing seasonal things. Especially clothing and footwear. Continue reading