Yesterday I was DETERMINED to hit some garage sales since the weather was nice. It was after 9 am when the kids and I finally got on the road (and then there was the spectacular poop), but we managed to pick up a few things.
9 blue ball jars, about 50 zinc lids and 10 other old canning jars. (The kind with wire and glass lids).
A cute vintage rocking horse for Sammi.
And a pair of wool, made in France, hot water bottle covers. They were kind of pricey ($10) and not so useful, but cute. I might regret them 6 months from now though when I go on another "nothing in this house but crap that is useful" kick.
In fact, I have decided that my recent purging is part of why junking has lost it's rosey glow right now. I spend a lot more time waivering about what I will do with stuff than I used to!
About the comments thing from yesterday - it isn't that I think no one is reading (I do still occassionally check my blog stats), it's more about the frustration of feeling like you've finally managed to make something really interesting and then hearing crickets. As many of you know, blogging is WORK. It takes time to take the pictures, time to type the posts, time to think up the ideas, time to make the "projiks", and I feel very much like 2 years ago if I had made something great I would have heard it was great. Now? Not so much. Which is okay, I would still make stuff for us because it is part of who I am now, but there is definitely no motivation to blog about it. In fact, half the time that I do buy something at a thrift/yard sale I just put it away instead of "wasting" time taking the pictures and blogging about it. I NEVER used to do that.
Now, I don't want anyone to feel like I am putting all of that off on the people who read my blog. I certainly am guilty lately of reading and not commenting. I am usually stuffed into the chair balancing nursing Sammi and the laptop and the boppy and I just find it hard to type. Or I will click through and find that there are 67 comments already on the post and not bother.
Anyway. I have been blogging so much longer than many of these ladies who DO get 67 comments every time they burp, and I am not likely to go anywhere anytime soon, but it has been on my mind. And I can tell from some email conversations on the topic lately that it has been on other people's minds too. Blogging obviously goes through phases, but with the big boom in iphones and ipods and ipads and twitter and facebook it's good to have some conversations about where blogging is going. I think. :-)