We are now into the first week of 2019.
I am hungry for chocolate 🍫
& thirsty for wine 🍷 but I sit with
my water 🍶 reading through my favorite blogs.
Four of them extolling the virtues
of starting the New Year with a
Whole House / Whole Head purge.
There is even great fanfare for a full reality show
Tidying Up with Marie Kondo 🧹 on Netflix!
I am here to tell everyone to 🚦slow down a bit.
Over the summer 🏖 my sister sent three boxes 📦 of
items my mother carefully saved 🏛 over the years.
My sister did not want the “clutter” any longer.
The boxes were full of Grandmother Eleanor's glassware 🥛🍷🥂
wrapped in yellowed newsprint 🗞 from 09/21/2003, long after her death.
There were photos of my Grandmother Jenny, whom I never knew
and of her mother left in Sweden 🇸🇪 when Jenny immigrated.
There was a teacup and saucer ☕️.
Then shoes ---
And my mothers
These treasures I shall never purge.
So go to your closets, junk drawers, garages and proceed
with . great . care.
I will purge the need to purge and eat my 🥦 instead.
XO ~ holly