Sharpening the Saw

My Sweetest Distraction ❤️

More than eight years ago now we moved into our home.  At the time, we had two children and my marvelous middle boy – who was my youngest then – was in 2nd grade.  I unpacked and took my time getting everything just so.  I had one room left to unpack – my office.  But life threw me a curveball and I didn’t get that office unpacked and organized as planned.  And then life threw me another curveball and after years of hoping, my darling youngest finally joined our family.  So my office was still not unpacked and organized.  My husband unpacked most of the boxes and just put stuff wherever, which he thought was helpful.  😉

Fast forward through lots of normal busy life moments to today.  I am happy to report that my office is finally unpacked, dejunked, and organized.  And it’s a completely different space today than it would have been eight years ago.  You see, eight years ago I hadn’t yet inherited all of the boxes from both of my Grandmas.  So now all of those treasures are in one place and more easily digitized, archived, preserved, and protected for generations to come.

My husband occasionally suggests that it might be time to stop working on something and “sharpen the saw” so that all tasks happen more quickly.  That is exactly what I have done for myself.

Here is a little of the completely-unusable-“before”-chaos:


And here is the beautiful after (for now):


There are still plenty of things to do, but it is now a wonderfully workable space, also known as Genealogy Heaven!  And yes, that is closet completely full of completely full boxes of photos, scrapbooks, journals, albums, histories, documents, and other memorabilia.  Like I said, HEAVEN!  ❤️


Happy Tuesday, if you need me, I’ll just be in that room ☝🏻 working away!  xoxo