Sunday, October 25, 2015
And I have finally started pulling out a few boxes from the basement. Of course, now it is more of a mess than it was before. But I've already discovered that some of the 'treasures' I was holding onto for resale have been chewed by mice, so I am trying to get my mind set to just Get Rid Of anything I am not using now. I have bins and bins and bins of photos and honestly, I am not even sure who half the people are. I'm hoping to scan the ones I know and ditch the rest, although it is hard for me to turn my back on all those people who only exist in boxes in my basement. I remember when my sister went on this De-Clutter Journey several years ago, and discovered that, once through the Valley of the Shadow of Materialism, she was able to move from a big house to a one bedroom apartment with room to spare. I don't ever expect to become that efficient, but would be very happy to cut my belongings in half!
This was a nice weekend, with lovely weather and time with a friend. My family has been down with a virus so I've put in quite a bit of Grandma Time over the last week, and there is nothing sweeter than a only-slightly-sick child. I know, that's awful, but it is so, so true.
I also replaced my phone, a task that I think I put off as long as I could. My iPhone 4 started really acting out this weekend, shutting down completely, refusing to take calls, simply unacceptable behavior. I don't mean to be harsh, because more than one person has pointed out that it might not have developed such habits if I, for my part, had not taken it to the bottom of the Au Sable river. No hard feelings on my part. Anyway, I got a 5S this week and I am not sure yet whether I am happy with it -- or rather, whether I am going to be happy with the much (much) cheaper Boost service now that I've cut ties with the more pricey Verizon. I just can't justify spending twice as much, but I am truly hoping that I haven't cut my service in half, too.
But best of all, the weekend is not over yet for me, because my schedule changed this week because of a computer-training requirement involving new software -- so I have Monday off! I see a movie in my future. :)
A coworker told me once that the perfect weekend would include something productive and useful, something fun, and time with someone you love. For me, this has been a perfect weekend. I hope yours has been as good as mine.