In the quest to prepare my house for sale, and with the commitment I made to get rid of my stuff, it is a constant personal battle to keep myself motivated. Everywhere I lay my eyes at home, I see things that need to be weeded out, categorized into subjects or thrown away. For example, … More Can’t rush my heartstrings – July 12, 2015
It was embarrassing to open the doors under the sink in my bathroom with my daughter-in-law, Ashley. For years, I have been shifting around the same old bottles of products, not wanting to throw them away. There were collections of creams in jars that had since turned a weird yellow color or smelled bad. Little … More Under My Bathroom Sink – May 9, 2015
Yesterday, after going through all of the napkins I bought or have been given, I decided to use the ones with a British flag on them that Marion Stone brought me years ago as a souvenir from her trip to the old country. The napkins also commemorated David Cameron’s re-election as Prime Minister of the United … More Napkins – May 9, 2015
I made an executive decision…. For years, my friends and family have been trying to persuade me to size down, sell my house and move closer to them. MINE is the “family home” and the only home my kids remember well. Our community and house are our roots – the place where we belong and … More When I Use and Distribute all the “Stuff” in my House – I’m moving!
Some things “give me charge.” After much mental debating, surfing and self-convincing that I couldn’t live without them, I finally decided to order two Moody Blues disks via the Internet. (Day-to-day stuff for many, but not for me.) Quite some time ago, the thought dawned on me that part of the ownership of a … More Can You Dig It?
After a long day at work, I simply wanted to fill-up my car and go home. Everybody was probably tired and in a hurry to fill up, then drive to their destination. Slowly, inching my way to the gas pump, the man behind me was clearly nervous as he began honking his horn in irritation. … More Gas Pump Behavior
How many times have you received a telephone message from your secretary or personal assistant, and from the message, you had no idea who was calling? It has happened to all of us, but please don’t shoot the messenger. Even though the world has gotten smaller, the range of names has grown. In one day, … More “Mr. Whatchamacallit Rang”