I lost another 50 pounds!

I got rid of two large boxes of books and several popcorn, cookie, and other tins today, plus a few smaller items. I still have more books to get rid of, but I will sell those if I can, and I still need to list some furniture. It seems that I find something else to get rid of every time I look, and I’m glad of that. The tins needed to go.

For several years I did battle with flour moths. Exterminators swear that once they’re in your house, you can never get rid of them, but really you can. It just takes a long time and a lot of perseverance. I put all my dry goods in the freezer, refrigerator, or tins, and eventually starved them out. Today when I opened a few of the tins, though, I found food from 2008 and 2009 that had to be thrown out. So I got rid of all but a few tins, and from now on I won’t buy dry goods in quite the bulk I have in the past.

I’m not certain what I can get rid of next. More fabric? afghans? pots and pans? curtains? baskets? I think I’ll pack a few things and discard as I pack. My tactics will definitely have to change as I reduce, both because there will be less to get rid of and because it will be more difficult for me to let go of some things. Not because I need them or even want them, but just because I might… someday. Getting past that mindset will be liberating in itself.


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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