I have to confess I love to be organised, not that that happens all the time though. I like to have things tidy before I go to bed, to arrange things in order and to put things back into their homes. Perhaps it is a bit of a compulsion of mine, a quirk of sorts, but I am happy when things are like that. I suppose it's one of the few things that can be controlled unlike the rest of life. I also like to hold onto keepsakes too, all of those precious bits and bobs find a home in plastic containers where I can look upon them and reminisce. My first born was a lucky little one, the first grandchild born (on both sides of the family) into a family of crafters and knitters. My mother in law I am sure but can't remember by now, was knitting away as soon as she was told she was going to be a grandmother. I have a container filled with handmade knits; baby booties; a blankets as well as the baby clothes that my two came home in; the bassinet sheets they both used and a poncho knitted by my Mum. I think at the time I felt blessed but I feel it all over again. My oldest kind of rolls her eyes a little, Mum she thinks is keeping all this 'stuff' whatever for, old people.....I keep telling her though she will appreciate it when she grows older and will love looking back on all of the things she once wore and made. So you can imagine my distress this morning when I looked up into the cupboard to find ants had made a home in the container where these precious knits are stored. I climbed up the ladder and madly dusted and cleaned and thankfully there was no damage to the precious bits and bobs I had stored neatly in the cupboard. I do miss my two being little with little hands and feet, those smells and the innocence they possessed. But that time has come and gone and it's on to a new chapter of watching them develop into young adults and create their own paths in life. It's a tough gig being a parent, bitter sweet at times but a blessing for which I am grateful.
Are you a collector of bits and bobs too?
Maybe I'm not the only quirky one who likes things just so;)
Any natural remedy ideas for those pesky ants?