Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Urge to Purge and Other New Year Ideas


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 πŸ– my sister sent three boxes πŸ“¦ of
items my mother carefully saved πŸ› over the years.
My sister did not want the “clutter” any longer.
The boxes were full of Grandmother Eleanor's glassware πŸ₯›πŸ·πŸ₯‚ 
wrapped in yellowed newsprint πŸ—ž 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 πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺ when Jenny immigrated.
There was a teacup and saucer ☕️.
Then shoes ---
Mine ….

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 πŸ₯¦ instead.

XO ~ holly


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