20 more pounds-846 lbs total

four glass bowls (mainly Pyrex), a bunch more fabric, more glasses, and three shirts I’d forgotten I had. The tapes didn’t sell on e-bay, so I’m trying to figure out what if anything to do with them now. I’m starting a pile of paper for donation, and it’s growing too. Thankfully we recycle paper and cardboard at work. I should be able to sell two more chests of drawers later this week or early next week, too.

*sigh* people would get bored reading this if anyone really did, but it will sure be nice to show any auditors that question the number of charitable donations I make this year!

I’m up to 846 pounds lost. The five pounds of dust or so that I’ve removed along with the items isn’t in my total. My bed is in an 8×10 room. There was too much stuff in there, so I hadn’t rearranged  the furniture in that room for… well, too long, from the look of the pile of dust and fur I found under the bed when I moved it.

I really will shed half a ton of stuff. My house is beginning to look emptier now, and I’m enjoying the emptiness. It actually feels better and looks better with less in it, even though it does feel a little ‘bare’. And just the fewer items makes it easier to clean and organize.

Now the grand question: What does a person do with the oddities that grandparents and others have given through the years-things with emotional value? Especially when the emotional value is my parents’, not mine?

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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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