Friday, March 27, 2015

The Attic Trunk

I think it would be fun to go through an attic of an old house. The treasures that you would find and the stories that were never told. I can almost smell the the history as you walk into the attic. The smell of dust and musty old books. The moth balls that were left to preserve the clothing. A smell that will forever remain in the fabric, unless you know of any secrets on how to remove it.

The thrill of opening each and every box, discovering the secrets that were left behind.  Finding a small collection of this and that or maybe the family wedding gown that has long been forgotten. Picturing in your mind how beautiful she would have looked on her wedding day. You find the attic trunk that hasn't been opened in years probably decades. Filled with more stories: old love letters, family photos, a bible with a rose pressed inside, a christening gown and many more items. Each one telling it's own story. Real or imagined. It's a glimpse into the past of someones life. The best or worst memories captured in one place.

What memories are lingering in your attic trunk?
Are they happy memories?
Or do they bring up sadness?

Stop for a moment and think about what you will leave behind. What will the next generation find when they discover your attic trunk? With this being the digital age what memories do you need to put in the trunk? Take the time to put the special memories in place for someone to discover. Let them use their own imagination and create the stories that you will leave behind.

My parents have discovered a new passion in their life. They are having fun going to auctions and estate sales. Finding the things of the past that need to be dispersed. Someones story being sold off piece by piece. Giving each item a chance to belong in someones story. Look at the following pictures an see if there is anything that you would like to give new life to. Is there an item that you would like to have part of your story?

Until next time, have you SeenIt?


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Starting Over

Wow, I quit my job. What was I thinking?

Have you ever been so bored that you just had to shake things up? Well that is where I was when I made the decision to quit my job. Plus the job was making me into someone I didn't like. It was like I had an evil twin that I had to face every day. Watching her go to work in a place that was unhealthy and out of her element. I needed my life back. I needed 'her' to go away. I wanted to be free from the stress of trying to appease someone that didn't even know what they wanted. I needed to find my own passion and be happy.


So where do I go from here? Good question. I can honestly say that I am on my way to new discoveries. During the day my grandson helps me in that area. When it gets warmer outside we will be discovering a lot of things with his sister, outside. No electronics for the summer. Now that will be a shock to them but a blessing in the long run.

3 to 4 nights a week I work for my cousin at the Alger Freeze. I think she is glad that I am back but some days she doesn't show it very well. It wasn't shortly after I came back that I convinced her that she needed to make some changes. And changes we have made. We painted over the ugly brown paneling and painted it a nice turquoise. The diamond plate still needs to be put up and the chair rail. And the decision on how to replace the floor is still up in the air. But progress is being made and In time it will look like a brand new place and I'm excited for her.

In this line of new discoveries I am also helping my parents. My dad has a new building that he has put up. He is filling it with antiques and items that maybe old but can be re-purposed. Just like my life always re-thinking the things that I could be doing better. No I'm not perfect nor do I want to be. I enjoy being the one outside the box creating my own kind of CHAOS. It sure keeps life interesting. 

I hope you will join me on this crazy adventure of new discoveries. I may even tackle a few old ones that need some TLC. 

Until next time, have you SeenIt?