Thursday Evening List

Instead of bursting into tears from sheer overwhelmedness tonight, I have decided to instead compile a list of things that I can eliminate from my life. A Great De-Cluttering of sorts, if you will. In no particular order:

  1. Cleaning. Totally overrated. I don’t give a damn if there are little dust bunnies under the furniture as long as I can’t see them. (This will change when the school year ends and I can scrub my house from top to bottom.) 
  2. Email. I just went through and unsubscribed from about forty mailing lists that I don’t absolutely love, and I feel better already!
  3. Almost all makeup. I didn’t think it was possible to get any lazier about my personal appearance, but surprise! I can.
  4. Laundry. Who needs socks? Flip-flops for all!
  5. Grumpy people. I will henceforth avoid consistently grumpy people at all costs. The occasional bad-day mood is all right, but if you’re grumpy all the time, I shall choose not to be in your vicinity. Ditto for homophobic/racist/misogynistic/mean/angry/constantly politically cranky people. I just don’t have the mental energy to deal with y’all.
  6. Road rage. Replacing the bird with a big goofy smile and a wave, at least until I forget again.
  7. Hair items. I own a hair dryer. I think I may even own a curling iron. I use these items approximately once a year. It may be time to donate them.
  8. Any “one-trick” kitchen item. If I can’t use it for more than two things, I don’t want it taking up space in my house.
  9. My dog’s de-stuffed, pitiful looking “toys.” He’s got half a dozen floppy fuzzy things that used to be stuffed toys, and now he just leaves them all over the floor. Time for some of them to go.
  10. The seven pairs of jeans with holes in them that I keep thinking “I’ll sew patches on these!” C’mon. They’re beyond patching; now it’s time to just admit it.
  11. Reading the news every day. I’ll switch to every other day and probably still get my fill of “people being horrible to each other” updates.

What would you get rid of?

Love, peace, and simplification,

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  1. Diane Tadehara

     /  March 15, 2013

    If I had one of those ‘pampered cooks’ contraptions that resembles archaic torture devices, has 3-4 separate parts to do one job: peel apples….. I think I would get rig of that. It’s a good thing I don’t have one. 😉

  2. I’m trying to get rid of pants. I prefer skirts and dresses. And, (sorry
    Sumiko because I know you will hate this) I’m trying to get rid of coffee. It’s not going that well.

    • Every once in a while I try to get rid of coffee, but it never lasts very long. I need to figure out a way to wear a dress on a motorcycle, then I too can get rid of pants! Especially work pants. *Shudder.* Business casual is the devil.


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