Our current house is half the size of the previous place we had up north, and I struggled at first to make everything fit. So I started seeing the need to declutter. Life here in our peaceful valley is slow and simple too. Which helped me rethink my values and priorities.
Tag: simple living
We’ve had thieves strike. Twice. In the first instance, they were real thieves, but in the second, they were sort of fake thieves. As many of you know, we have a summer home. And in our absence thieves got in, taking our bedroom mirror and a small step ladder.
“Merry and bright? With all the economic woes, inflation, and instability? A bright and merry Christmas seems unlikely this year. Even celebrating in the midst of all this seems crazy, let alone trying to make it merry and joyful! And Christmas gifts, now?
I’m fond of saying that Hubby and I should have received a financial stupidity award in our early marriage. Armed with credit cards and few brains, we shopped foolishly and extravagantly. Even buying a dog on credit!
I once read of a missionary family in difficult circumstances and with limited finances. Worry, discouragement and unhappiness followed their footsteps. Until one day when their young son prayed over lunch.
Do you have a problem with smelly towels? We always did, but no more! Over here, especially during Italy’s rainy season, towels take a long time to dry. So unless washed after each use, they turn sour-smelling, and so unpleasant to use!