If you wanted to de-clutter where you live, what room / space would you start with? (And why, if you’re feel like admitting to it.)
My mother used to say we spend half our lives collecting things and the other half getting rid of them. I have to to agree with that sentiment. Over the last year I have begun to get rid of the excess that takes up space in my closets and on my shelves, the collections that I no longer care to collect. My husband is loathe to throw things away, always fearing he will need it for something someday. If I had forgotten I had an item when I come upon it, I really no longer need to keep it. Our basement became the repository for all things not needed but not ready to be thrown away- so I started there. I made a pretty good dent in cleaning it out over the summer and when I have a free day will continue
If you want to remember something important, how do you do it (sticky note on the fridge, string around your finger, etc.), and does it work?
It gets written on the calendar in my kitchen and I usually write it down on a list. I am a great keeper of lists, adding, crossing off, and finally throwing away when a task is complete or the shopping is done.
If you could create a one room retreat just for yourself, what would be the most important sense to emphasize: sight (bright natural light, dim light, etc.), hearing (silence, music, fountain, etc.), smell (candles, incense, etc), touch (wood, stone, soft fabrics, etc.), or taste (herbal tea, fresh fruit, etc.)?
Sight. I need a view, I need natural light and at night prefer just one small light on, and I need the room to be aesthetically pleasing to the eye- photos, pictures. plants around me. My favorite place is working at my kitchen table with a view out my garden window.
If you could interview one of your great-great-great grandparents, who would it be (if you know their name) and what would you ask?
I can only go as far back as my grandmother’s mother, she was a dressmaker and I would like to learn more about her life. She died young at age 52, the year my mother was born, from un diagnosed diabetes, and my grandmother also died young at age 62 when I was 17, so I never learned about her mother from her.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Grateful everyday for everyday, and looking forward to meeting my Aunt for lunch- I haven’t seen her in close to a year!
My Aunt and me in the selfies we have taken every year since 2011!