Monday I began the chore I have put off forEVER - cleaning up the enormous number of books I own which seem to multiply like rabbits. Tuesday I continued the labor of love and today I hope to finish the job.
office, my library, my sanctuary and refuge is my favorite room to come to but not when it gets so cluttered and books are stacked ten deep in piles all around my chair. My chair is the only chair in the room and that is because this real-estate is mine alone and there is no one to blame for the mess but me. Precious Husband's office is pretty much a mess all the time but the big difference is that when he decides to clean his real-estate he can do it so quickly - amazing to me.
This cleaning challenge this takes me days because honestly I am slow and I get so easily side-tracked. I pick up the stack of my mom's journals and read through the one dated 1975 and read about what she was doing the year after Daddy died. I read about what we did together to prepare for my wedding in '83. I am glad she journaled because I read about things I have totally forgotten. She quit keeping her journals because I think she feels her life is a little boring now - that is sure a shame.
I pick up a book and to my delight realize that it is one of my very favorites and that I have two. In the box it goes to share with someone special that will undoubtedly be blessed with it like I am. I sit in my chair and leaf through another book that I had forgotten I had and also forgotten how good it is. Yes, these are all reasons I am still in the process of over-hauling my books. It will feel so good when I do get done - maybe today : )
If you need a good book I do love to share. I will even bring a chair in for you to sit and take your time. We could have tea - I would like that.