March 24, 2007

spring cleaning

My apartment lost about 20 pounds this afternoon. I got rid of a whole box of clothes, and several boxes of junk I can't believe I still had. I'm a no-clutter kind of girl. But I still end up accumulating too much stuff I don't need and will never use.

When I was little I used to keep everything. I even had a pair of tennis shoes called Pack Rats. They had little pockets on the side where you could keep stuff. You know like a penny, or a jellybean, or a moth. Did I mention I kept everything?

Now I can't stand to have things around that I don't need or use. It feels heavy. It feels wrong. It makes me anxious and unorganized, and when I feel unorganized my Life seems like one leaky shingle away from overhead disaster. Occasionally I even bereave the decorative items. I look at them with the disdain of a Superior Purposeful Useful Human. What are you, oh ornamental bowl that holds no matter? What say you, inferior green topiary? Have you nothing but the minor power of aesthetic enhancement to contribute to my life?

Post Time-Out: (The) Ohio State is leading Memphis by 6 pts. This unnerves me. I don't think I can take one more 1-point loss this weekend. But I fear those Tigers may disappoint today.

Post Time-In:
Actually, I think I was done with the whole spring cleaning theme.

I do want to make a special shout-out to the local Nashville Thunder little league soccer team. Way to go kids!! My niece is on this team and I couldn't be more thrilled. I hope she enjoys this and will continue to play team sports every opportunity she gets.

On the schedule for tonight: a beautiful New York Strip on the grill, homemade banana pudding, fellowship with good friends, and maybe a little more basketball.

have a great weekend!


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