Let the record show …



Scrap heap in the bedroom?  Handled, biotches!


No worries, you know those person-size Rubbermaid tubs that are a hoot to fill and then can’t be lifted except by committee?  We have a selection of those from the move … lurking … blaming … shaming …

Just kidding, I’m not losing sleep over it, but I don’t want our sons to have to deal with see what we leave behind in thirty years or so.  Starting early and staying dedicated to the task strikes me as a wise plan.

And there’s always every kind of sorting to be done.  Since taking a semi-sabbatical from Facebook recently, I’ve spent hours dumping folders full of junk, document files that were spilling their guts, emails by the thousands, including my FB stash back to 2011, and a lot of things I apparently saved in the middle of the night after “wine tastings.”  I’ve consigned so much drama to the irretrievable past I’m feeling light-headed and may float away.  Sounds all right …

TGIF, kiddos — enjoy!

Dragging out a couple more boxes after breakfast.


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. maureenjenner
    Mar 15, 2015 @ 05:30:11

    I echo your sentiments. I’m just getting round to the idea, that if I haven’t used ‘it’ in the last year then I probably won’t ever again. Sometime, the wrench is too hard when it comes to items with the added weight of vintage sentiment accumulated over the years. Books I find almost impossible – but I know that when the big down-size comes next year – they will have to go, but my children will have first refusal – because they are just as sentimental as their mum.

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    • Judy Smith
      Mar 15, 2015 @ 10:42:29

      The sentimental things are what trip us up, yes, and as the eldest on one side and almost sole survivor on the other I ended up with more “sentiment” than most — it’s been a process to give those things up, farm them out, sell some of the nicer antiques, the whole thing. I just want to go out owing no one, and expecting no one to pick up the pieces after me. 😇



  2. Carrie Rubin
    Mar 13, 2015 @ 10:46:00

    A couple years ago, we spent our spring break going through our home and getting rid of oodles of stuff. Like you, I don’t want to burden my kids with it. But it’s amazing how stuff piles up all over again. Sigh.

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  3. Kay Pirtle Carmody
    Mar 13, 2015 @ 09:54:50

    Judy – It turns out the purging, shredding, getting rid of, donating, dumping and deleting can be even more fun and satisfying than the accumulating. Who’d of believed it in this “I need more ______”, advertising, buying and running up credit card debt world we live in? We all downsized to move in here and a year or so later often realize how much more can go to make our spaces even more enjoyable. Travel lighter, enjoy more. Enjoy yourself…..

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    • Judy Smith
      Mar 13, 2015 @ 10:14:18

      I’ve always gotten deep satisfaction from purging things — I was one of those little schoolgirls with the neat desk and the sharpened crayons. And lately my energy has been coming back, which makes all of it so much more enjoyable! You’re probably directly above me as I write … we really should get together for wine some afternoon …



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