Later, I went through the bottom drawer in my chest of drawers. I had kept several bits and pieces from my daughter's childhood in that drawer, including the banners we had used for various birthdays. My mother insisted that we celebrated daughter's birthdays in a big way. Each birthday had a theme (Sesame Street, Barney, Pocahontas, Barbie, etc.) with the decorations and cake to match. I had given away my collection of cake pans, but had saved some of the banners in an attempt to hold onto memories. But today, I asked daughter if she wanted the banners kept and she said no. So, I have decided the time is right to toss them.
|June 8 Decluttering|
6 Happy birthday banners
2 packets of leftover party favor bags
1 pile of holiday cards (from 2012)
= 10 items
Total so far: 80 items decluttered. It doesn't feel like it, though, because most of what I've decluttered have been relatively small items. Hopefully, I will start to see a difference by the end of the month.
Today seems to have been the day for phone calls! First, my niece called. Then, her mother, my half-sister, called. Later, a friend called. And two of my aunts called.
I went through this week's grocery ads, but I tossed most of them. I only need some bread, cans of coconut water, and maybe more bananas, for next week.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to let go of a little bit more.
- Phone calls from family and a friend.
- Being able to work from home.
- A steady salary.
- Another comfortable day, temperature-wise.
I didn't spend any money today, either.
Tomorrow, I will go to the lab for my blood test in the morning and daughter will come home in the evening.
How was your day, today? Did you have a good day?