“You’ll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind”


There is an Irish saying that goes like this;  “You’ll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.”  This is a truism. An absolute. I’ve done so many incredible things in my mind! If only…

I am making a list, prioritizing. It’s about purging the clutter, things that no longer get used, items in triplicate taking up space. Like spring cleaning in fall. It could be that the season of outdoors every minute of every day is over. Now that I am in my house I’m noticing what a bunch of unnecessary stuff there is. My office is a disaster! It’s no wonder I’m not getting my writing done. Clutter clutters my mind.

And then there’s the closets, particularly the front closet. What is that baby stroller doing in there? Why are his golf clubs crowding the coats? Who’s shoes are those? Who’s coats are those!

And so it goes. I won’t even get started on the cupboard under the kitchen sink. I’m scared to go there. But I’m going to because it’s number two on the list, right after the front closet. Send good vibes my way. I’m going to need them!



3 thoughts on ““You’ll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind”

  1. We hear you. You have such a nice way of saying it. We too have the same issue and we need to purge. Thanks for your encouragement.

  2. Your front closet needs to have all those jackets and hats for the weather…and for your friends who don’t bring theirs when they visit! Lol

  3. I certainly identify with your post, and am pretty certain most women will. Only solution I’ve found for a house that’s overloaded is to move. Just be certain that the house you move to has a large garage or other suitable space to store lots and lots of boxes–all marked with DO NOT DISTURB. Jerry & I moved fairly often and I can testify that this works every time as long as no one gets curious about what’s contained in those boxes.

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