I lost 40 pounds!!

OK, I’ve been wanting to say something like that. I don’t actually know how many pounds of stuff I donated today, but it was quite a heavy bag and a probably five pound box. I wish I’d started weighing things at the very beginning and could total how much has been donated so far. It would have been fun by this point.

Today I took the silverware and plastic table cloths for a wedding that never was to the church for donation. They were quite happy to get them. I should have thought of that before. I also gave the hangars to the laundromat. They have the regular laundromat plus a “pay per pound” wash, and the woman at the counter was THRILLED to get the hangars. My parents were upset that I’d given away wire hangars because “someday they won’t make those anymore!” Good grief, they don’t make rotary phones anymore either, but that doesn’t mean we should hoard them.

My parents really don’t understand the concept of living with less, living more sustainably, or living in a smaller space. I was raised in an approximately 800 square foot house. There were four of us. Why am I living by myself in 960?

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About thrugracealone

I'm a country girl raised city. I prefer open windows to AC, love a good thunderstorm, and enjoy hearing the owls and seeing lightning bugs. A bit old-fashioned, maybe, I can recognize many trees by name, resent elms and weeds, wish for a large garden and canning skills, and hope someday to downsize and get a few acres in the country. I am blessed with a terrific church, a good job, a sturdy house, two cats and a yard full of strawberries and mulberries in the right season. Some of my other favorite things to do are spoiling nieces and nephews, reading, swimming, biking, long walks, and blogging, of course. One of my favorite stories is creation. My abbreviated version goes like this: 1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth wasa formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters... And God moved... And God said... And it was very good. If God can speak to darkness, to an earth without form and void, and make something like this that we see everyday, and make it very good (and it was even better before the Fall!), He will surely make something wonderful out of the dark, void situations I sometimes find myself in. He has, and it's been very good. Two top posts: Can a Person Lose their Salvation? http://wp.me/p1CY5z-1R Baptism! http://wp.me/s1CY5z-baptism

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