"Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more."
I have been stewing on this one for almost two weeks now. 11 things I could do without. Initially I thought I am so content with everything I don't need to get rid of a thing. And then it hit me, I am a bit of a control freak. I am ready to loosen my grip because I have had a revelation: I am not a maid, I am not a short order cook and I am not the toilet paper fairy. I have been dreaming up the chore board that will be on full display and use on January 1. I am ready. I am ready to shed the idea that only I can do the laundry, dishes, cooking. I am not sure how it happened but one day I realized I was not sharing the joy of housekeeping. That was selfish of me. Very. I don't want my kids to not be able to feed themselves when they get older. I am pretty convinced that I am the only one who knows where the toilet paper is kept and the only one with the skill to place the toilet roll on a holder. I look forward to 2011 and sharing these fun tasks!
I also have many "things" that will be finding there way to Goodwill over this winter break. I have cute skirts that never get worn, tshirts, books along with some craft supplies. I am hoping the school will take a large donation of yarn and some small fabric scraps.
Not quite eleven but it will be wonderful to shed that which is no longer serving me. :-)
My goal is to really settle into our house this year. We have yet to hang anything on the walls. This year we will make it happen with things we love.