Welcome to this week's list of likes...
It may not make sense, but letting go of things is like letting go of the loved one. Loss is hard.
When I changed the clothes closet from winter to summer clothes and packed away winter for the season, I culled out all the ones that no longer fit or were not attractive. This is also hard for me... letting go of the time I was thinner, letting go of the hope that item would make me feel beautiful, letting go of hard earned money spent on it.
Storing it isn't the answer though.
I took some to a consignment store, and some to goodwill. Now on to the I Likes...
*I Like having more room in the closet and knowing all the clothes are ones that fit and I like. Same with the ( Tote Bag ) culling, and the pantry clearing. (Pantry Moths needed to be evicted)
*I Like a new bookcase and organizing my books.
|yep, just a bit too tall|
They look very nice on a shelf!
Now they are tidy on a shelf, not in the studio as I planned as the IKEA bookcase is too large. Apparently they no longer make the ones like my studio Billy cases... they are taller or shorter and the shelves fall in odd places for magazine holders. Still, DH put it together, so we found room for it in the family room.
Do you find when you put things away in a tidy way, you don't use them? Once a book is on the shelf and all I see is the binding, I forget the projects I wanted to try.
I also went through my copied free patterns and let go about a third I no longer want to make.
The magazine holders are still full after that. I'd like to say *I Like having more space but they expanded to fill the holders!!!
*I Like, no, love Netflicks.
They suggested I would enjoy the Scottish show Shetland and we do!!!
It is somewhat on the order of a sophisticated Midsomer Murders. Current day, believable characters, great scripts. The only negative is there are not a ton of them. Still waiting for Murdoch new season to come out.
*I Like actually reading then recycling magazines that also piled up over the year.Between recycling whole Entertainment weekly's and parts of quilting magazines, I've pared down considerably!
After Cole passed I kind of gave up. It feels good to sort and recycle and let go of some things no longer needed or wanted.
Don't you find, if something lays around for a critical period of time, you start to ignore it and not notice it? I do, and then it takes a big effort to sort and throw away, and recycle, and release.
I'm good at collecting, not so good at releasing. There is some kind of backward guilt (money or time) or remorse but one gets used to clear space too.
* I Like more space.
We needed to make space for this...
*I Like Amazon. How convenient they make ordering items. We needed a new kennel that was going to cost $149 at petco and we found on Amazon for $45.
|go ahead... it's big enough for you to crawl in!|
Cole used my labradaughter Chelsea's old crate but it's now rusty.
I have to let it go...
PS this is an addition... Just saw my friend Joann's studio re-do... the link is http://teatimegardening
So on to your posts! As always if you did an I Like post of things you liked this week, let me know.
These fine people did, so please visit them and see what they found to like this week.
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