Thursday, December 30, 2010
Are you making resolutions?
For the past few years, January has brought out the urge to purge in me. This year is no different except that it began a month ago. I couldn't really go through things in the midst of holiday prep, but I did set things aside as they got in my way, things that will be donated or possibly put up for sale. I hope I can get my husband to do the same. He has a habit of receiving new items as gifts but still using the old. I bet I could find two new wallets in his drawers and he hasn't been given one for at least three years now. The phrase "Use it or lose it" doesn't have to apply only to mental and physical agility. I've made a point of telling my kids and nieces that except for heirlooms (do we have any?) they should not worry that they'll hurt my feelings if they decline a hand me down, rid themselves of a no longer useful or wanted item or exchange a current gift.
I began this post a few days ago and saved it when interrupted. Since then, the tree has been taken down and put out for yesterday's trash pickup. All the indoor decorations have been packed away. Only the outdoor lights are still up and in use. Bill and I talked about getting rid of some of the unused stuff and he was all for it. Let's hope he still feels that way when I actually have the stuff gathered and ready to go.
Posted by Knitty at 9:42 AM