It continues! We had a fantastic Thanksgiving with all the family, I hosted, which I LOVE doing and will miss this part of having this HUGE house! But my sis and her husband, my mom, my daughter and family and Gregs son and his girlfriend all came for Thanksgiving! It was great to all be together! Didn’t have much of that 14 lb turkey left!
We knew that after Thanksgiving, the real purging should begin. And Friday it did…we have a charitable organization here in our local town, for used clothing. So a great opportunity to get rid of clothes we haven’t worn for a while, as well as what we know we won’t be needing in the future! It was interesting…7 robes, really? Why do I need 7 robes? Oh, yea, so 2 are going to the boat, 3 stay and I got rid of 2. And really, 30 t-shirts? By the way, I don’t WEAR t-shirts! OH MY! So, yea, I did keep 9 “just in case”, and all the others went to charity. And do I really need all these winter coats? So off some went (yes, I kept a few, might need them). AND what to do with all my scrapbooking, quilting and jewelry making supplies? Well, I guess they will go to the spring sale. But I’m NOT getting rid of my yarn!
Another thing you don’t think about much is FOOD! Yea, food! Stuff in the freezer and refrigerator and being gone for 3 months! So, for the next 3-4 weeks, we have to try to eat everything that we have! No more buying groceries before looking in the freezer and refrigerator and trying to figure out what to eat in there FIRST.
Our first priority should be to clean out the rooms enough that the painter can come in when we are gone to paint the entire interior while we are gone: so furniture moved away from the walls, everything taken OFF the walls, etc. The rest we really can do in the spring when we return.
Took Saturday off and met my mom in Lanesboro to go to the play The Christmas Carol at the Commonweal Theatre. If you have never gone there, I HIGHLY recommend it! Amazing place, exceptional talent! I’m tempted to go again with Greg before we leave, if we have time.
And took Sunday off to drive over to Nelson, WI cheese factory where we felt we were already in France! Music playing, salad, bread and a bottle of wine! A beautiful relaxing end to a hectic weekend.