I was feeling a little better this morning so I decided to start working upstairs on clearing out books. It is like a small library up here. I have a hard time getting rid of the books we read to Marianna and Sam over the years. Now they are 18 and 17 and I still have a sizable collection of Junie B. Jones, The Meaning of Poop, and the entire series of Amelia Bedilia. My thoughts over the years have been to keep them for our grandchildren, which, hopefully, will be a while!
The thing is we are about to place our house on the market in order to build a home that suits our stage in life. Marianna is off at college, Sam has one more year of high school and we also have a pretty big house out of town. Knowing that the kids will come back, bring friends and one day, families, I am ready for space that will accommodate the years ahead.
Back to editing.
The upstairs areas of our house contain the most stuff, so by tackling the most difficult areas first, the downstairs will be easy. The annual Masters clean up has made the downstairs spruce up a breeze compared to the upstairs. There is lots of storage space upstairs for seasonal decorations like Valentines Day, St Patty’s Day, Halloween and Christmas. And books.
Marianna’s room is almost just as she left it. She is a reader like her daddy and has a tremendous collection of books in that room. I suppose I will send her the list or a photo of the books so that I don’t sell or giveaway something she wants to keep! It is still not easy for me to spend much time in that room. Immediately after she left for UGA I cried for about 2 weeks just missing her being around. Even though when she was still living here she was hardly ever here! There are books and lots of clothes in that room that I have to do something with–edit.