Saturday, July 4, 2015

First Week of Real Summer Vacation

The first two weeks after school ended I taught kids camps. First sewing, then vacation bible camp. But this last week was all about getting out and doing summertime things.




From the Science Museum to berry picking to a visit to the sandstone bluffs at the junction of Minnehaha Creek and the Mississippi River, it was a great week with great friends. 
On top of the fun stuff, we have decided to try to sell our house, this home of ours for the past eleven and a half years.
Our lovely realtor advised us de-clutter and to paint anything paintable and we should be good to go. 
So this week has seen a major toy cull, and we painted the majority of the front porch and about half of the kitchen cabinets.
All of that painting has left little time for knitting, but someday soon I can jump back into that.
I'll do a proper house post tomorrow, the light has gone tonight.
Wishing a peaceful night to you and yours,
Jess

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Jess, there is a popular book out called The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo. The St Paul library owns it. I have read it and plan to use the techniques to simplify my life and try to downsize in case I move in the near future. I don't know how practical is is for an active family like yours, but you may find it interesting.