Nate will be serving in the Canada Edmonton Mission. He enters the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah on September 17, where he will spend approximately 3 weeks before going to Canada. He will serve for two years. We will be able to communicate with him only through e-mails and letters. He can call home two times a year -- Christmas Day and Mother's Day.
And thank you, Jen for your nice comment that when you first met me you didn't think I looked old enough to be the mom of a soon-to-be missionary. You made my day!! :)
And on to today's post....
Hi, my name is Margaret and I'm a packrat. Sad, but true. I have a hard time throwing anything away. This is, I believe, an inherited trait that goes back for generations. My sister Jan and I are definitely the recipients of the packrat gene.
There's a great book Jan bought a while back called "Eliminate Chaos". It's all about dejunking your life. It's written in a fun-to-read, non-condescending, you-can-do-this style. I really do want to eliminate chaos from my life, and Jan and I have come up with a plan to do just that. We will switch off doing de-clutter projects...one week at my house, one week at hers. Wednesday is our official day. Today was our first meeting. Our project: My hall closet! Yea! And the best news is, we threw away two big bags of junk and took one more bag to the D.I. By the way, it's amazing what you can fit into one itty bitty hall closet. When we were done, we went out to lunch. This is going to be our Wednesday morning routine now that the kids are in school.
I can't believe I'm actually sharing these photos, but here goes.
The closet before:
The closet after:
I keep opening it to admire our work. :) Can't wait to help Jan next Wednesday. It's so much easier to throw away someone else's stuff than my own! :)