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Friday, August 29, 2014

Winter Clothes Cleaning Bonus

Another plus side to cleaning your kids' clothes out?

Discovering that all you need for the coming winter is one little hat for your four-year old.  Score.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I'm Not Perfect (and neither is he)

Laurie Berkner, a children's singer and perennial favorite in our house, has a song that goes,

I'm not perfect, no I'm not!
 . . . . I'm not perfect, but I hope you like me that way.

That's all I could think of today as I struggled with the last of the moving and packing up.  This item I struggled with for a long time.

Do I want it? Not really.
Do I need it? No.
Can I decorate with it? It really isn't my style.  It's like, um 20 years old.
Can someone else I know use it? I'm the only Laura I know nearby.
Ok, so it's time to get give it away.

In its defense, I will say that it was made for me by a very special neighbor of mine when I was a little girl.  But I already have an item of his that will stay with me forever. So this, though unique and treasured, wasn't necessary.  It was a battle to finally put it in the "giveaway" pile, but in it went.

On a lighter note, I also found this in the dregs of dresser.  In case you ever wondered what a Redbox movie case looks like a couple months after it's due, this is it:

No, I'm not perfect, and neither is my husband. I still like him though.  And if anyone hasn't seen Anchorman 2 yet, we own it . . .

Monday, August 25, 2014

Work to Become, Not to Acquire...

According to Elbert Hubbard.

But also,be aware that what you acquire--or hold on to, or give away-- helps shape who you become as well.

Sure, one extra cat dish isn't going to turn you into crazy cat lady, but what about all the toys you're saving, "just in case"?  What about that seventy-two piece china set you can't part with because "there might be an occasion someday"?

Refusing to part with something because of fear, or guilt, doesn't add any dimensions to your character worth having.  Are you acquiring virtue--or dust bunnies?