BOHEMIAN VALHALLA... My Love Affair with Found Treasures and living the Bohemian Lifestyle...
Saturday, June 7, 2014
The Not So Lazy Days Of Summer
One would think that as things heat up to furnace levels that the Lazy Days of Summer would set in and I'd just kick back and Gel. But the fact of the matter is that it becomes the Not So Lazy Days of Summer for me. Because I devote more Time to Housekeeping, Editing, Purging and getting things in Order around here during the Summer Months because it is too damn Hot to go galivanting around outside now.
Things are completely opposite in Desert Environments... our Fall and Winter are so Glorious that you never want to stay Inside or Work if you can help it. So I spend much more time galivanting around during our more temperate Months. Even Spring is still pretty Spectacular in the Desert and Hosts a bounty of Events, so it's hard to knuckle down and do any drudgery during those three Seasons. But Summer... puts the brakes on... FAST! Nothing can drain Energy, Stamina or Enthusiasm quite like high triple digit temps Outside... so Desert peeps spend more time Inside.
Now... around here Inside can be pretty Entertaining too... but being very Outdoorsy like we all are... we have to keep busy and Attempt to get everything done that we put off all Fall, Winter and Spring for the most part. So that we don't go Stir Crazy being cooped up Inside or never get around to the drudgery of Cleaning and Clearing up the Interior Spaces. Yes, I began the Great Edit and Purge long before Summer, but until Summer it never quite gears up into hyperdrive. I can make too many Excuses during the other Glorious Seasons to ditch it all and go Play and do almost anything else! *Winks*
And my Trusty Sidekick keeps me very Accountable and Focused upon The Mission Statement. I swear she seems to be doing her Apprenticeship here to be a Professional Organizer or Stylist because she absolutely Thrives on Cleaning, Organizing, Styling and doing the mundane tasks that I only get around to when I absolutely have to and don't have other more Enjoyable Options or the weather is too Hot to do much else! *LOL*
At the break of day each Morning she's eager to begin and wants to roll me out of bed prematurely to get going on the next day's Projects! Today's Projects were the G-Kid Force's Closet Spaces... and now I'm almost too Tired to Work my Shift Tonight at the Antique Mall... she was that Relentless! *Whew!* We had a massive Goodwill Run with what we'd Purged in the way of their Wardrobe... but at least now I know exactly what they have outgrown and need more of as replacements.
So, while I'm dropping Donations off at the Goodwill I decide my other Mission Statement for the day, while I'm already there, will be to get the Young Prince some more Jeans and the Princess some more Jean Shorts since that is what they were now short of. So, I buy this pair of Jean Shorts for Princess T and I feel something like paper in one of the front pockets... which turns out to be a Twenty Dollar Bill folded up and forgotten in there!!! *Can I get a Whoop Whoop!!! Insert Happy Dance!!!*
So... needless to say, that Pleasant Surprise paid for all the Jeans and Jean Shorts that I bought for the G-Kid Force whilst Goodwill Hunting, with Change left over for Lunch! *Still Happy Dancing at my Good Fortune!* This is not the first time I've found forgotten Cash in the pockets of Donated Clothing or in Purses or Boxed Items, but it is the single largest amount I've found to date!
And since the Budget will be lean in June due to Medical Bills, Father's Day, The Son and a Grandchild's Birthday all falling this Month... extra Surprise Cash is a nice unexpected Bonus Blessing!
So... what have YOU been up to my Friends now that Summer has rolled in? I know that for many of you in other Environments it's the chance to finally Escape into the Great Outdoors again after a long Cold Spell and virtual Hibernation.
And I'm also Enjoying spending Resting Spells, inbetween all our Editing and Purging Labor, online visiting your Blogs to see your Lazy Days of Summer, Seasonal Adventures, Vacations and all of the Gardens looking so Glorious!
I can live vicariously thru you all for a while 'til the weather here begins to Cool off again... whilst also basking in the results of the Projects we're undertaking this Summer to get Bohemian Valhalla Cleared Out, Cleaned Up, Edited, Purged, Simplified and Made-Over.
And if you find yourselves in the Far West Valley and wanna stop by and lend a Hand... I've got plenty of Wine stocked up for us all! 'Cause Lord knows I'm not gonna try to get thru all of this Sober, right?! *Winks*
Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian