I didn't go to the studio today. First time in a long time.
But it wasn't exactly a day off either.
I went to an early breakfast at the local diner, with DH.
Then I came home and started cleaning my mother's apartment.
7 and 1/2 hours later, with help after lunch from two of my daughters, it was done.
There are at least 8 boxes of stuff in the cellar for an upcoming garage sale, and both the garbage can and the recycle bin are FULL.
I am so tired, I can barely keep my eyes open.
My mother is a borderline hoarder.
Clothes, shoes, magazines, papers, shoe boxes filled with minutiae (that's L's favorite word)
It was a nightmare.
My daughter took my mother to church, which gave me a chance to tear it apart. I found some pretty scary stacks of stuff.
She was pretty good all day about going through her things. She had to be persuaded several times to put something in the garage sale pile, but she tried to be agreeable.
Until the fake flowers.
We had everything done. Except for the fake flowers out on my kitchen counter. Dusty, dirty, ugly, OLD fake flowers.
We tried to convince her, but nothing we could say was going to move her. She loved her fake flowers, and we didn't understand, and she wasn't going to give up even ONE of them.
So finally, I took them all outside, and dusted them all. I brought them back inside, and gave them to her, told her she would have to figure out where she was going to put them.
Some battles are just not worth the trouble..
We all went out to dinner, at a local cafe, where two glasses of wine went down quite well, thank you very much.
I think she is liking her new, clean, organized place. I just peeked in and she was sitting quietly going through some mail, with the TV off.
It was a job well done, one that I have had on my mind for a while. I am glad it is behind me.
Here is the wrap I just finished. Do you like it???
It is kind of funky, and just something I wanted to do.
You know I'm a fool for color.