I've been thinking about birds lately. In particular, migratory birds and the way they relocate twice a year, sometimes hundreds of miles, and never have to pack a bag, much less a household full of furniture, dishes, and all those other things we can't get along without.
Our plan to combine households with Larry's mother is becoming a realty. We plan to move in about six weeks, and oh my! It is daunting to look around at our 32 years of accumulation and decide if we REALLY need to keep all those things. The kindergarten papers (and first grade, second grade, etc) are adorable, but do we need them? The toys and games we've been saving in case we have grandchildren someday.
The clothes that were in style 30 years ago, and the hundreds and hundreds of books we may want to read again. Someday.
Of course we all know that we can't get along without the guitars - I don't even know how many there are. Same with fabric and yarn.
The piano we've had for 30 years that no one plays. The trombone in the attic, along with the bowling ball and golf clubs no one has used in years.
I'll be spending the next six weeks sorting, packing, cleaning, and making lots of small decisions. I hope you have a great summer!