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{Clearing out the mess}


There has been a lot going on around here these days. The holidays came and went but were packed full of so much joy and love that I’m still feeling the wake of. This year Mr. Farmer Jones and I made all of our presents. Some were planted, harvested, and preserved. Others were melted and modeled with little white wicks peaking out of the tips. And others were labors of love yet to be completed.

My handy hubby completely gutted and built me a new pantry space. Suddenly I’m not so overwhelmed to make dinner when I don’t have to push past the canned items that expired in 2008, or the mystery items growing in jars, or balance items on the edges of the bookcases that were holding everything up.

I always feel so much better once things are organized and in place. But if you’ve ever lived with me, you know I’m a collector {some call it hoarding} and I am a professional neatly-stacked-pile-organizer and stuff-it-all-out-of-site cleaner. It bugs the crap out of me! And it definitely isn’t that relaxing for those living with me who actually are trying to find something I have so neatly hidden in a nice looking pile.

Lately I have been overwhelmed with the burden of this farm business. And the overwhelmed feeling leaks out into my personal space and I put myself and my home and my desires on the back burner. I am good, real good, at just not dealing with the little things when the big things are swallowing me up {hence why I still had canned items that expired in 2008 in my pantry…}

So to say I haven’t been motivated or inspired to share the my happenings here is an understatement. I’m praying for joy to fill my vision of my daily mundane as I offer up a sacrifice of praise- for the good, the bad, and the cow-pies. I truly appreciate the encouragement to keep blogging that I have received from so many of you that I saw or emailed over the Holiday break. It has put a little bit more air in my sails and I’m looking forward to soaring through my life and sharing the things I truly have to be thankful for.

Thanks for sticking it out with me. I appreciate you spending some of you day here with me :)

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Roberta Donaldson permalink
    01.07.13 7:07 PM

    Man the pantry looks great! Can’t wait to see it.

  2. Wendy Feller permalink
    01.08.13 4:47 AM

    It’s great to see your post! I bet your pantry must look amazing! Living and working on a farm has a way of doing that to a person. Sounds like you just need some inspiration.

  3. Crista permalink
    01.08.13 6:54 AM

    LOVE your pantry!

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