While Stu has been chipping plaster and cement off the fienile and reinforcing the window openings, I have been tending tomatoes, cleaning bricks and de-cluttering.
I am cleaning bricks for two reasons: to move one of the piles of old building materials from behind the fienile and to prepare them to be laid as two wheel-tracks on the driveway. Regular readers will remember that I spent every day in November and December last year chiselling and scraping old bricks for re-use in our lounge room voltini. Well, the chisel and hammer are once again out and in use.
I am de-cluttering for two reasons: to clear out the rustico and fienile and to give to charity. A few hours buzzing around the house resulted in 8 book-boxes of donations. There is a lot written about the value of de-cluttering to our mental health. It apparently removes the distraction and worry of materialism and has a strangely freeing effect on the mind.
It does feel good to remove excess from my life and help others at the same time...
Please, as long as Stu is not clutter.ReplyDelete