A Little Sleep, A Little Slumber…

Why is it that some lessons have to be learned over and over again. You would think in my many years I’d learn that moaning about a task, over thinking a task, avoiding a task is not the way to success and peace. We decided months ago that we would have a garage sale on Memorial weekend. We’ve set things aside for those months leading up to Saturday. So today I moaned and groaned and avoided the task of organizing the stuff. And then I reflected on my laziness and put on my grubbies and headed out to the shop.


All these bags and boxes of stuff started out looking like this but within a couple hours things started to look real organized.


I had to chide myself again that it’s better to put one foot in front of the other and get moving and do something instead of sitting on my duff moaning and complaining about the job.

Proverbs 24:30-34 (Contemporary English Version)

30I once walked by the field

and the vineyard

of a lazy fool.

31Thorns and weeds

were everywhere,

and the stone wall

had fallen down.

32When I saw this,

it taught me a lesson:

33Sleep a little. Doze a little.

Fold your hands

and twiddle your thumbs.

34Suddenly poverty hits you

and everything is gone!

Photobucket replaced all my photos with ugly black and grey boxes and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

16 thoughts on “A Little Sleep, A Little Slumber…

  1. Hi Ellen B.,

    As I was reading this scripture I had an image of my back yard garden…I think I may be that lazy man, but praise the Lord, my husband gets up and goes to work everyday. Well, so do I really and maybe that’s why my garden looks like the lazy man’s or woman’s.

    Oh that I lived in Washington for I would come help you sort and organize. Hopefully in this case the thought counts ;-).

    I hope you’re having a lovely week my friend.

    xoxo cori g.

  2. You go, girl! I know exactly what you’re talking about, and the only thing to do is put one foot in front of the other and get going. Hope you have a great sale. Just think of all the new dishes you could by with the money you make!

  3. Oh I so understand…how many times I have whined but when I finally jump in things come together faster than I had thought they would.

  4. Your post took me down memory lane! I had a garage sale once! Priced things so very low, I was nearly giving them away. Did actually give stuff away to someone who looked liked she was deciding between two things because she couldn’t afford both. But when someone wanted a 50 cent Tupperware pickle container for half price – I decided then and there that I never want to have a garage sale again, lol! I’d rather give it away than dicker with someone for a quarter! Hope you had a successful sale!

  5. Oooooo – I think I saw some dishes! I wish I could see them up close… 😉
    Just think once the weekend is over, your house will have more room to house more lovelies from your thrifty adventures. 🙂


  6. I hear you…Who wants to work on a Long Weekend? I did nothing but work like crazy…my kids were all gone having fun and I’m at home looking after their yards and stuff and everything else…..
    I was supposed to be in Turkey by now….Oh well…Turkey will always be there…but our parents won’t.

  7. Ellen, the before and after photos tell the work of an organized non-lazy (smile) person !!
    I hope all that stuff disappears on your garage sale …and your next job is counting large piles of money !! smile

  8. So true, the anticipation of a task is often worse than the task itself. Hope the sale goes well (when is Memorial Day anyway?)

    Thanks so much for voting for me this week, I really appreciate it!

    I’ve entered a major international photo competition (details are on my blog) and would be most grateful if you’d click through and rate my portfolio (just click on the stars at the bottom (preferably the 5th star – “fantastic” – LOL), easy peasy, no registration or personal details needed). Thanks so much!

  9. Atta girl! Fantastic sale items!
    I’ve taken a big basket, lined it with a heavy trash sack, and popped potted flowers into it for my front porch. Just a suggestion to do one or two to inspire those baskets to sell, sell, sell!

  10. You really know how to celebrate your holiday weekend!

    It looks like you are getting it all under control. Good luck with the garage sale.

  11. I hope you’re going to do soemthing really fun with the $. Like an all day spa retreat – wouldn’t that make your work worthwhile? Or maybe you’re like me – paying down bills 🙂 One way or another, you’ll feel better getting rid of that stuff and others will feel great getting a bargain!

  12. I am so there with you!! How I majorly dislike getting items ready for garage sales. Maybe if I had one more often, it wouldn’t hurt so bad!!

  13. Way to go Ellen, on getting a big job done. I know all about putting things off – you are not alone. Doesn’t it feel good to get some of that clean up done!

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