Good night's sleep, little chocolate-creamered coffee, things look a little happier now.
OMG, were those Pay it Forward contests SO FUN!? I do indeed seem to have a little case of what Michelle aptly terms "post-holiday letdown," but I think it will pass. It was just so fun to wonder who would win each contest, and then so fun to put together a box for SaLy, and then.....now that part's over! Sad! No more gifties to buy!
I am reading a book about clutter-reduction by that guy who was on Clean Sweep. I don't know if I can give him my full attention, since one of the episodes I saw of that show had him mocking a woman who was saving handmedown baby clothes. She had a toddler and they were planning to have at least one more baby. He made her play some stupid competition game for the privilege of keeping such a ridiculous, frivolous, space-hogging item as perfectly good baby clothes for a soon-upcoming baby.
Still. Clutter. A problem. So, I'm giving the book a chance. Paul doesn't always understand about saving baby clothes, either: he's all, "These take up so much space! Why do we even HAVE all these clothes!? You're only 6 months pregnant! Is it really worth it to save the clothes when we're not going to need them for SO LONG?"
I can already tell that one of my biggest problem areas is going to be "stuff that's too good to throw out, but I have no one to give it to." I might have a free yard sale: I HATE managing regular yard sales, but I can put stuff on my lawn and let other people take it away. Or I can do Freecycle, but it drives me crazy the way people will say they're coming to get something and then they never show. And I think in the future we should do another batch of Pay it Forwards, this time for "stuff that's too good to throw out."
Gift ideas for an 8-year-old, part 1 of 2 - I have TWO 8-year-olds to buy for, so I’m going to split it up into two posts. Today will be the things we’re getting for Edward. I dislike saying “Gift id...