As from 6pm tonight I'm on holiday for ten glorious days. Just think of all the A to Z bloggers I can visit. As Old Kitty would say, Yay!
Mr. G and I aren't going away. We're having a major de-clutter and then ripping out the carpets, ready for the new ones in May. Now I don't know about you, but Mr. G and I are clutterbugs. We have a habit of hanging on to everything. However, I don't have a problem with being ruthless when it comes to de-cluttering. Mr. G, on the other hand, doesn't like throwing anything away. He has boxes of stuff that he's not touched in the last 15 years. It drives me crazy.
So, I've made a deal with him. We're going to buy lots of plastic boxes and then he can transfer his 'but-I-might-need-it-someday' things to the garage. It's not going to be easy but I'm determined to do it. I will win the war against clutter!
I want to mention a special blogger today who inspired me to start writing Haikus. If you've not visited Madeleine at Scribble and Edit, please do. She writes beautiful Haikus and I'm always in awe of her talent.
A few weeks ago, after reading her Haikus, I decided to write some of my own and enter The Haiku Calendar Competition. There were a record 1138 entries and the standard was high. I didn't make it into the calendar, which I was expecting, but I was shortlisted. I never expected to get that far. So, I want to thank Madeleine for inspiring me to write something out of my comfort zone. You are a star!
Here are the two Haikus I entered:
Lambs to fledglings finding voices
Hope of life today
Trees shedding their leaves
Sweep them up to start a fire
Swirling like amber
Do you have any tips to stop the clutterbug habit? Do you write Haiku?