In honor of President's Day, I would like to make this post as patriotic as possible. . .
Thank you Fergie for asking everyone the question, "Whatcha gonna do with all that junk? All that junk inside your [GARAGE]?" Does anybody else feel like they move one pile of mess from one place to another place only then to have to re-move the mess from it's new spot to another place? I feel like I spend a lot of my time re-moving our stuff. And what is it? Stuff. Random, gotta have it, love to have it on hand, might need it one day, but never really use it often enough STUFF! Nothing says holiday like cleaning out the garage and mine is a thorn in my side. I hate walking though it, we can't park any of our gigantic cars in it, and it's always full of our re-moved piles of stuff. When I drive through my neighborhood I have garage envy of the garages that are pristine without anything except the cars and maybe a few shelves with some storage containers. That's what I aspire to, neat, clean, simple. UGH! But . . . we have all this stuff. Bins upon bins of decorations, Christmas tree boxes, box springs and frames for two beds, an extra fridge, an extra freezer, an eliptical machine (that we use oh-so often), camping crap (I mean gems), school junk (because after I've kept it this long I might as well keep it until I teach again), bikes, sports stuff, gift bags, AND MORE! Oh, I didn't even mention the bins of outgrown clothes and the tools. I am so close to calling a shelving company to come over and splurge and build me some nice shelcing unit that fits our needs. And don't even get me started on all stuff we have INSIDE the house that I move from place to place.
So, what does this have to do with America? It's the blessing and right (and pent-up generations of horders from the Depression era?) of all Americans to have it all. It's in our blood to shop at Target for one thing and bring home seven. We have a predisposition to fill up any open space that we have (think how wide open the wild wild west once was!) and then we get to complain about it on random open forums on the internet. Maybe that's a stretch for a patriotic post, but I can't help but think there are other Americans out there who, on this President's Day, are sick and tired of spending their holidays moving and re-moving their piles of junk!
I will have to write more about the weekend later, and even try hooking up some pictures, but I'm off to make dinner for the fam. First, however, I probably have to re-move the junk that has accumulated on our counters throughout the day . . .SIGH.