I'm typing at you from a new corner of the Little Yellow House on the Hill.
One of my goals this year was to get the kids transitioned from doing school in my formal dining room to desks in their room.
I really wanted to move the computer out of that room too.
So this weekend I did it.
And the dining room looks like this.
That table has two more leaves, which makes me happy. There is nothing I like more than a crowded table of happy faces.
Speaking of the table...this one was given to us by our amazing neighbor and friend, Helen. It is handmade out of exceedingly hard and heavy wood (I think she said it was Walnut). The craftsmanship is amazing. I need to find some dining room chairs, but I can hodge-podge seating if (and when) I have friend over to break some bread.
As I was reorganizing I realized how much I take for granted in our home.
Although I call our house "the little yellow house on the hill", it is actually good sized (especially for a small family of four). There is more than enough space for our family. And yet, I found myself thinking that I didn't have a "place for this" or "I need new shelving for that", when the truth is we have PLENTY of space here... I could get rid of some stuff and move other stuff around...making room for the things that needed to be put away.
So that is what I did.
I emptied out both of the linen closets up stairs and got rid of three bags worth of things we didn't use: receiving blankets and cloth diapers, just to name a few. I also gave away those sweet board games my children aren't using anymore. So long CandyLand.
I was able to empty three shelves in the linen closet, making room for school supplies and curriculum.
And it makes me feel every so grateful for this house...A home we have had the privilege to call "home" not once, but twice.
So very thankful.
What are you thankful for today?