I have not worked outside much lately. Brutal heat first, then daily thunderstorms that have me not want to be outside on the hill. Hopefully that will settle down in a few days.
I have taken the opportunity to go through my possessions and simplify.
For a non shopper (except books) I have a lot of unnecessary stuff. The neighborhood is waiting for decent weather for a combined garage sale, and we are all going through sorting out the accumulation.
A gal in Seattle who was a manic clothes shopper loaded me up with boxes of clothes just as I moved to New Mexico. Size okay but our taste in clothes is so far off that I have never worn the stuff, no matter how well made. I am a plain plain plain and she is a flaming flamboyant. She would so like me to get flamboyant but I like plain… redhead or not.
I still have bric-a-brac from my good friend in Texas who covered every surface and every wall with fiddly little cute items I would never enjoy cleaning, and which over the years she gifted to me. They are cute but I am so very plain plain plain… in comparison.
Now my older neighbor has started bringing me things….
I have my final cabin design and the small size means I will need to size down again. I am delighted with it and excited to get started building, hopefully in the spring. I have more lovely things than will fit inside, so here I am, sorting and downsizing. I do love beautiful things but just like them spaced farther apart.
As small as my home will be, I included a Japanese style art display niche in the bedroom. Simple and satisfying for me.