Come along with me for a completely different post than I usually photo-journal. I don’t remember where I first read or heard about Marie Kondo, but I do know I became intrigued. A short synopsis is that you should rid yourself of items that do not spark joy. When I explained this to Pig-Farmer, I made sure to give him the stink-eye, with raised eyebrow and wicked grin. I often crack myself up much more than I crack him up. If you want to learn more, follow this link:
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I have an unusual, free Saturday today. The weather cooperated, i.e. it is cold and windy, so I decided to bite the bullet and tackle my closet. I knew it was going to be deep in there and call for lots of coffee.
Clothing is often a good place to start; so I am going to share with you a never-seen-before rare image of my closet. Shhh, we must approach quietly lest we awaken the wild, untamed beast.
Yes, I am a having a very different Saturday …. but Kondo’s book, Spark Joy, assures me I’ll be much more joyful after I accomplish this Herculean feat. Pile the clothes up and sort by: Does it spark joy? Do I wear it? Does it fit? Is it in good condition? Then, KEEP, PITCH or DONATE. Bubbles better not get in the wrong pile!
I gave a little jump when I removed the last items from my side of the closet and got to Pig-Farmer’s side… Throw back to an 80’s party!
Oh, in full-disclosure, I am allowing myself a “grace” pile, as well. I like that term better than what I initially called it: The 10-lb Club.
If When I lose 10-lbs, these clothes will spark some joy again…. They will receive a special spot, where I see them, to provide motivation and encouragement along the way. They will also receive a date to try on again and cross my fingers, zip my mouth, work-out faithfully: they will re-enter my wardrobe! Hey, a girl has gotta have hopes and dreams.
Lunch is over (butternut squash) and now, I’m going back to the