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Order & Harmony Restored in Texas

I had a wonderful weekend in Texas helping my friend fairygodmotherdee (Dee) organize her home. Her family is adopting a teenage boy from their church and their spare room contents were spread throughout her house, primarily in her bedroom.

She was desperate, but the good thing is, she was not in denial and asked for help. Asking for help and doing what it takes to make the changes is the first step in creating the life you imagine in your home and in all aspects of life.

Now, Dee has a professional job, her hubby too, and two teenage children to keep up with. To say her plate is full is an understatement. So, having a haven to come home to, a place where the stresses of the day melt away is very important. She has made the first step in making her home a place that when people walk in to it they say, “boy, it is good to be here”. With God’s unconditional love and promised strength, (and a little nudge, well big push from The Park Wife) she is going to be able to manage her home more efficiently.

So, we got started. This is the view walking into Dee’s bedroom. We purged and purged. We took out things that did not reflect the life that she envisions for herself and her family.

And, ahhhh! Serenity. A bedroom that gives her a place to breathe!
We then worked on the living room and then before I left, I helped her with her pantry. This girl has more potato chips than the Pringle’s man. But, her potato chip problem pales in comparison to her candle addiction. We have talked about a 12 step program to help her with the 63 candles that I gathered in her house. So, on to the pantry re-organization.

Wow, I am not sure she realized what all she had in there. The grocery store clerks are going to be calling in a week or so to make sure she is alright because she does not need to go there for a while. Stock in Brookshire’s will be plummeting, so you better sell now.
Thanks Dee for being a good sport and letting me put this on my blog. I have done some organizing jobs in the town close to us. Mostly for people at church and for free. But, I think I have found my niche, I travel out of town to help you guys reorganize, I get a weekend away from dinosaurs, Diego, and diapers, and you get to really know The Park Wife. I work cheap, just ask Dee, all it took was the promise of Dr. Pepper and Ranch dressing and I hit the road.

Now, in actuality, I missed my boys. When I talked to Little Buckaroo on Saturday, remember he is 5, he said “mom, everything I see around here reminds me of you” and all the “I miss you so much” pulled those heart strings. I only cried once, probably because I was knee deep helping price Yard Sale items and did not have much time to think about what was happening back at the Park.

O.K. all you that know me know, that is an exaggeration, I thought about my guys all the time.

Big Buckaroo did a great job with the boys and they had a great time together. However, I do think that he was happy to put on his park uniform and head into the Park this morning.

So, get on my calendar early, The Park Wife Organizer is open for business.

Happy President’s Day,

The Park Wife