Taking the Edge off Work

In my last post, I promised to get rid of 127 things. And they are gone! Well, 122 are gone. The remaining few are special deliveries yet to be made. And, you’ll be happy to know, I resisted the urge to buy more books with the credit I earned at the used book store. That’s no […]

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Swearing Off Sweaters

This cardigan looks pretty ordinary, right? Like a little something you might have bought at Cotton Ginny back in, say, 1990. It is anything but ordinary though, I assure you. It is made of, get this, 65% cotton and 35% steel. I kid you not.  See for yourself: Pretty amazing right? Its a bird, it’s […]

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Easy Re-Entry

I am a book-lover. My whole family are book-lovers (granted, my older daughter may be more accurately described as a magazine-lover). We buy books by the arm-load on a regular basis. Consequently, this is an easy point of entry for any de-cluttering project. What books will I read again? What books will serve as useful […]

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Getting Back on Track: the Repost

Since it is spring I have de-cluttering, cleaning and redecorating on my mind. Twin visions dance in my head. In the future, I’d love a smaller, more manageable home, here in the Great White North i.e. being in a position to sell our current home in the years ahead. For now, I’d love to create a […]

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Little Tikes Kitchen: Pass it On

Today saw the passing on of a much-loved Little Tikes kitchen set, complete with dishes and real fake food. Sigh. When the kids were toddlers, playing make-believe with pretend foodstuffs (or worse, Barbies) made me see double, made me want to lie down on the carpet and go to sleep.  So you’d think maybe I […]

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Things I Gave Away: Today’s Shortlist

• Parenting books, some of which I never read. In some cases, the title alone was lesson enough: “How To Behave So Your Children Will Too” by Sal Severe. Well-put Sal. • Booking appointments back-to-back, especially if any of the timing is contingent on my teenager getting out of bed on time. • Multi-tasking in […]

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From Thermos to Whine

I dare not bore anyone to death with today’s toss list of torn lunchbags, old sunglasses and half-burnt birthday candles. The sheer agony of trying to decide – should I keep just four or five Thermoses – given their different sizes and accessories, just about puts me over the edge. Seriously? The left side of my brain […]

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Things I Gave Away: Today’s Shortlist

to the Goodwill: a bagful of my clothes including some distinctly unsexy flannette pajamas (I think I can hear my husband cheering somewhere off in the background); a bagful of kids’ clothes, unexamined by myself, chosen and gathered by my older daughter — thus energized, she then went on to rout out and re-organizer her younger […]

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