Where did the week go? Seriously - how did it get to Friday already? Oh how I love Mondays. I start every week with such wonderful intentions. I decide that "This is the week I will do every Home Sanctuary challenge!" If you've had any interest in becoming a Company Girl, this is the time to do it! Rachel Anne is holding our hands and teaching us home organization skills step by step. Take a minute and go read this post and see what you think! It's something that even I can do! We'd love to have you join us.
I have been living 2009 as if it's my last year. No, I'm not picking clothes to be buried in - but I AM looking at my "stuff" with new eyes. What MESSES would I leaving behind for my family to deal with? I know I have at least 100 yards of fabric. Wouldn't they rather find completed quilts instead of a stash of fabric? What about these skeins of yarn? Maybe baby blankets for future grandchildren? Do I really still need papers from the homeschooling days? Notsomuch. A dear friend is using this in her email signature line:
Make it do; clean it out; use it up; do without!
I think I've unofficially adopted this mentality. With a 10% pay cut now approved for my husband, it's time to get creative and be careful about what we need to spend money on.
UPDATE ON THE MACY*S SAGA:
I sent copies of my blog to Macy*s in New York. Funny how quickly I was contacted. They *finally* sent me a bill. It was even for the right month. I even walked into our Macy*s and paid it. With a check. I was too lazy to go to the bank and request $39 worth of nickels. Farewell, Macy*s.
Have a blessed weekend,