Thursday, January 22, 2009

Life is too short...

Well thanks to Joanne I came home last night and organized 3 kitchen drawers, one cupboard and the top and side of my fridge. I threw out lots and have a bag full for Sally Ann! I was a little bit overwhelmed with it all yesterday because there are some area's in my life that need to be de-cluttered. I decided to do the timer for 15 minutes and attack each one slowly but surely. Thanks again Joanne I will still never be as good as you but I started!

I have been worried about what to blog about until Randa pointed out that it is my blog and I can blog what I want to. She also suggested printing it out every year though a company that makes it like a book...so my journal problem is solved!

Today I really miss my mom ( she died 7 years ago much to young). I am very frustrated with my family we really aren't close. I have tried to reconnect with some of them that I was really close to my niece in particular...but that isn't going so well. She came and lived with me and it didn't go well to say the least. Well I want to re-establish a relationship and work through it but she isn't willing. Today I got a scathing letter letting me know she doesn't want to even be my friend on facebook! Well back to de-cluttering....I can't have these feelings stay with me so I need to do all I can on my part and leave the rest up to her and the Lord. Sometimes we just need to get into a different place in our lives before we can see the other side of the situation!

Thanks my friends out there for letting me vent...it was a good therapy session today now I just need a good cry and 15 minutes with my bookshelf and I will feel better!

8 comments:

Stephanie said...

AMEN!! to that.
Good luck with the bookshelves.. make sure to let me look through the books before you donate them. I'll grab some gooders then I'll donate them for you!!
I'm sorry that the situation with your niece isn't going as you would like it too, but I think you have a good attitude about it and really.. there is no one better to have on your side than Heavenly Father. Hopefully in the end it will all work out.

Kathy said...

Family hmmmm.... The ones we love the most are almost always the ones who are the hardest to love....

Just never give up - someday WILL come!

:)

Joanne said...

I am soooo proud of you ( and not just for the decluttering ). Things will come, maybe a little more slowly but keep your sights on what matters and remember- you get to go on vacation really soon AND you look FABULOUS DAHLING!

Mona said...

From one therapy expert to another #1) Never take anything personal. It's never about you, just the other person's baggage. My mom's only been gone two years and there are still some days I catch myself picking up the phone. I wish I had the answers but I don't. I guess that's what enduring to the end is all about.

Randa said...

Okay so I am hoping your neice returns to being the lovely girl you were so close to and puts an end to her ongoing temper tantrum. AND i am glad that you are decluttering what you feel the need to and not being overwhelmed. The point of organization is INCREASING your happiness in your home which should be a refuge from the world and not an increase to your stress level! Yes could you tell that was a lecture to myself? Feel free to copy and paste it on my blog =)

Kristen said...

I've seen it first hand with Kaye's family and the way they are with them to know how terrible it is when your family doesn't want to be close to you. I hope that things get better with family.

broberts said...

i've never really been close to the nelson side of my family ...even with my own father...as i've lived so far away. and i've missed it. i've been so grateful to get closer with my dad and g-pa and that we've got to see you guys a few times. lawrence says that out of all my family...he thinks you and sean are the most entertaing...ya, his way of saying you're the coolest! i think him and sean have a lot in common. so...we definitely need to put our desires into action so we can get CLOSER!

Wyatt said...

Hi Kim, I am loving reading your blog. I don't know too much about this sort of thing, but I am seeing that I would love it. I don't know if I could share as much with the world as you do, but there is still stuff that I would share.

Sorry about your neice. I am not close with my brothers, or family either which makes me so sad. I am close with my mom, which I think I should make clear, but hate too say it anyway. I'm so sorry about your mom passing, that has been such a sad thing. So sad for you,us girls need our moms I think.

So, are you moving to the Hat? Congrats on Sean's big calling. I would be so proud also.