Our dining room is directly off from our back porch, and is one of the ways to enter our house. It is the wrong way, according to my wife, who would have you walk by the double french doors that lead into it, to the single door that leads to our back foyer, but that really doesn't make sense to me, so I come in the "wrong" door often. Point is, however, the dining room is an inconvenient place to pile things as any company coming over is bound to see it through the french doors, but it is the most convenient place to pile things that need to go back out of the house quickly, hence the frequent piles that end up there. But what would I pile up in a room like that? It depends on the season.
In Spring, the dining room floor tends to get littered with boxes of tortillas and wraps from my job. I have samples sent to me on a regular basis and it's too cold to store these in my car and the garage can get a little
|This week's collection|
Towards the end of the spring, we start to gear up for the family golf tournament and as Chairperson, I end up with a lot of the clutter. Most of the long term storage for the event is upstairs in my garage in the
|What cases of tortillas look like|
After the tournament in early June we have a series of birthdays, holidays, and anniversaries that create a better kind of clutter in that room (I know right, what could be better than piles of golf balls, cigars and tortillas?) .
|Oooh presents !!|
As Fall approaches we tend to get Scouting related piles in that room. That's not to say we don't have piles occasionally in that corner during other seasons, as a matter of fact there are boxes of flags sitting there right now and I remember tripping over some tents that landed there already this year, but in the Fall it gets worse. We do Scouting for Food in November and try as we might, we inevitably miss picking up a bag or
|The pineapple stain in the dining room|
As the winter comes and we start to prepare for Christmas, inevitably the boxes of Christmas decorations start coming in. We put the Fall decorations in the same boxes so they stay there for a few weeks as we slowly start converting each room to a Christmas theme. We generally don't store our Christmas presents there, as Santa doesn't bring them until Christmas Eve. That generally ends the year for us collecting stuff in that room and we celebrate each year by inviting some close friends and family over for cocktails and to inspect the clean floor. As I said when I started this blog, my wife prefers it this way, as she hates clutter, but I have a different view. You see, each pile that comes and goes from that corner represents some activity or organization that we are elbow deep into, and the piles mean that we are keeping busy doing what was intended, that is, giving back to this community that we are so blessed to be part of. It's as simple as that, so yes we have a collection in our dining room, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Author's Note: Next week I'll pen and post my 100th blog. I'm thinking of doing a clip show, but if you have suggestions for a different theme, feel free to comment and share it. Thanks for following!