Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Strict Orders

I took my mother to the airport last night.
Her two weeks, 3 days visit sped by too quickly.
She left me with strict orders
that I sell the stuff I have and not acquire anything "new".
Or if I get new clutter, to list it immediately for sale or
DO something with it (!)
and not let it stand around in boxes and bags forgotten.
She totally supports my etsy-ing.
I am really going to try to abide by her wishes.
Tell your friends that I'm destashing!
I'll be listing handwritten pages from natural science assignments,
postage stamps, quilt pieces and sewing trims, buckles, and unique buttons.
The list goes on.
If you are looking for something in particular,
let me know.
I may be able to fill your special request!
Marlynn, I haven't forgotten your request for old sheet music. :)


Malisa said...

Your mother, my mother, my husband and sons...all wanting us to do the same thing! They just don't understand the junking urge, do they? :)

femminismo said...

Amen to Malisa! (It's only my husband urging me to "dejunk" however.) But it sounds like maybe your mother sees all your treasure and knows you might make a tidy profit. Postage stamps sound good to me.

Margaret said...

I love the influence your Mum has had on you, more exciting stuff for us! AND I expect to see a few creations of your own going on too, we're not going to let you get away with just selling it all!

La Dolce Vita said...

well, it IS time for spring cleaning!!!

bad penny said...

your mother sounds ruthless ...

Would she like to come and help me ? !

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

I agree with Margaret, hope you have some time to play too!

Jeanie said...

Ha! I think she is in cahoots with Rick! I am trying very hard not to buy new supplies (unless, of course, I can't pass them up!) and do art with all the things I have (OK, glue is permissible.) We'll see!

daysease said...

Yup, my husband has hinted a few times as well. I keep telling him that every toilet paper roll, every ribbon, every THING is really important, to which he just keeps saying, "Throw it out!" He seems to think that my packratting is because I feel the need for stuff. In reality, I just want to make due with what I already have so I don't have to hear complaints about how much money I am spending on "needless" frivoloties. :-) Hey, doesn't packratting come with being a homeschool mom? should we take a poll? :-) okay, for me it is just normal, but... it really has come in handy so many times, I tell you. My hubby won't admit it, though. :-) hahahaha