Sometimes when I write I have a definite idea as to where I want it to go in my head, but when I get it out and re-read what I had written, something entirely new emerges. Something that was ready and waiting to get out sort of crowds out the words I intend to write and shove their way out instead.
Which is what happened to my Moon Hollow post. As I re-read it, I can see that my mind and my fingers were dueling it out for two completely different posts. And so, if my fingers play along nicely, I will finally get out what I wanted to share instead.
Back to the whole 4 months thing. Specifically the living out of boxes thing. What I meant by that was that we had a lot of things still in boxes that we would have to awkwardly sort through if we wanted to get something. Sometimes searching through 3-4 boxes without finding it, our arms getting scrapped by the sharp cardboard sides when we didn't want to open the box completely. Because we are lazy like that.
Saturday, I decided I had had enough.
During the wonderful sessions of General Conference I began the cleanse. And for me to clean, it typically means it gets a lot worse before it gets any better, but when it gets better, it is perfect.
I cleaned out those boxes. I organized all the baby clothes and the outgrown kid clothes. I put away my maternity clothes. There were books to shelf, papers to file away or throw away. There were boxes to break down. And there was food to put away. Cases and cases of food which had been placed in the middle of my craft room area. But to put the food away, I had to clean out the fruit room which was a jumble of boxes and bags and things on the floor. There was no room for the food.
I worked all day, and long into the night.
Around 2:00 AM I finished my laundry/craft room.
It is gorgeous now.
It is one of my favorite things about this house, and the fact that I can actually use it now because it is clean and organized makes me over the moon happy!
The family room, on the other hand, that was another story. All of the boxes and bags and trash that had been in the fruit room and my craft room had made their way out to the family room.
Jeffrey and I have most things packed up and put away in the shed now. There are a few lingering things, but nothing that I couldn't do in a day or so, assuming the stars are aligned and the kids are good and I am not tired from dealing with problems the kids had in the night (sick all over the floor. Thankyouverymuch).
In the grand scheme of things, 4 months really isn't that long. Especially when I have this loveliness to create and play in for a long time to come.