Friday, November 04, 2011

From My Archives

 
 From My Archives


This afternoon I spent some time on my computer sorting through and cleaning up old files. It was high time too!  Oh my, what an odd assortment, and what a great relief to press DELETE on some of that motley crew!

That's when I thought I'd also dive into my blogging archives to see if there were any pieces I could use as springboards for new postings. It was a little like opening an old cedar chest of treasures as I browsed through old writings. Little squeals of delight as I'd read something that had been so much fun to write, or be reminded of the joy of meeting yet another kindred spirit in blogland.

That's when I uncovered an old piece I had enjoyed posting just a few short weeks into my blogging experience. It seemed sufficiently amusing to dust off and post again; it also seemed appropriate in light of today's cleaning efforts. So, if you don't mind another go around, I invite you to read "Dust Bunny Conference", originally posted in September 2008.

On that note, here's wishing you a cozy evening
and a wonderful weekend ahead!

Brenda
xox


From the Archives -- "Dust Bunny Conference, September 2008"
I'VE BEEN BUSY dusting this morning. You see, while I was away at an inspirational Women's Conference this past weekend, it appears that the local Dust Bunnies Society used my house as its venue for their own meeting place. As the sun streams into my living room, I can see that a good time must have been had by all -- very visible signs of their presence are in every corner!

I'm reminded of Dorothy Cannell's musings on spring cleaning in her mystery novel entitled The Spring Cleaning Murders: "Oh, the joy of routing woodworm from the back-bedroom bureau! (What a recharging of the female batteries at discovering enough dirt under the sofa to plant pansies!)"

I can relate... I, too, feel a great satisfaction in discovering layers of dust and erasing them with a stealthy swipe of the hand. The thicker the layer, the more recharged and satisfied I feel!

There's a certain beauty in getting rid of the excess clutter, putting things back in their places, and adding a gleam of polish to furniture pieces. For me, bringing order out of chaos in my cupboards, closets and corners plays a key role in making my life more beautiful...I'm happier when things are in place, and I find I'm more creative and energetic too.

On that note, I'm off to round up more dusty bunnies....it seems they used every room in the house!


 

10 comments:

  1. Well, I win the prize for the most dust bunnies...lol!

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  2. LOL.... surely not you, Lin, with dust bunnies! You seem too well organized for such. But then you are doing lots of other wonderful things, so who's got time for dusting.

    Turns out I can live quite comfortably and tolerantly alongside dust bunnies. I have no allergies to their presence and, except when the sun doth shine too bright on their antics, I'm happy to live and let live! (well, most of the time) LOL!

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  3. Delightful older post. And a delightful idea, for times when our blogging muse has flown away. :-)

    Gentle hugs,
    "Be like the sun and the meadow,
    which are not in the least concerned
    about the coming winter."


    ~ George Bernard Shaw

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  4. Dear Brenda, yes the little guy (in my Header pic) is our latest Grandson (Gabriel Michael) and he is held by my husband. Known to the Grands, as "Pop."

    We have 6 Grands, the oldest being 19 now. But family never wanted me to post recognizable pictures of their faces. I agreed, for safety sake, but -sighhhhhhhhh-.

    Then I was allowed to post pics of the older girls, going to Proms. And with Gabe, since he was just a baby, and never out of his Mommy's sight... I was allowed to picture him. Which I've thoroughly enjoyed, for near a year and a half now. :-)

    Don't know how much longer, I'll be able to do so. But I'm enjoying it, while it lasts. :-)

    Gentle hugs,
    "Be like the sun and the meadow,
    which are not in the least concerned
    about the coming winter."


    ~ George Bernard Shaw

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  5. Auntie, Thanks for sharing about your family. (I do understand people's concerns about the publicity)

    Enjoyed the George Bernard Shaw quote -- a good tip, I'd say, for the coming season. I know many dread it. I like winter -- well in truth I love each season in its season.

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  6. That is so very cute. I too love to wipe dust off when it is good and thick. Then I can see when I'm done. (I hope this doesn't happen too often.) I also experience the joy of getting everything in its place.

    I have just now begun to think of using my old posts as springboards. Love the way you did yours.

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  7. .. i love your blog... it replenishes me. Love Helen and her Darcy and Bingley xx

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  8. Love this...probably because I love to get the dust cleared away and leave behind the subtle scent of Murphey's oil soap.

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  9. Love the way your written thoughts are like word pictures for, us, your readers.

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  10. Lovely post, and what a good idea to get into the nooks and crannies of the computer to do some serious cleaning!

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