Sunday, March 15, 2009


What's that song by Frank Sinatra? Regrets, I've had a few. Well, I'm really having problems letting go of the stash I culled several months ago. I keep thinking of things I put in the boxes and wanting to rescue them. I see patterns at work and go to buy them only to remember that I already have them in the giveaway boxes at home. Then I want to go get them out of the boxes and put them back in my file cabinets. Excuse me, that is now one file cabinet. The other resides in Brian's old room waiting to be given away. I promised myself I wouldn't go back and retrieve anything out of the boxes. But, man, is it ever hard. In the long run, I know I'm right to get rid of things I haven't used yet in 15-20 years. At that rate, I probably never will. So this is a good thing I'm doing, right?


Cindy said...

I am having the same problem. I have decided that I am going to tuck away my giveaway box in the closet or basement for a while. If I specifically go to look for a pattern, then I can pull it out of the box. But, I am not allowing myself to sift through the box and make decisions about everything again :)

karen said...

Bette, you can just bring your "gotta get them outta here box" over here to me and i will keep it safe and sound for you! LOL

Rachel S said...

It's hard to give it up.

Maybe look at it again one time, if it's breaking your heart to let it go, keep it.

It was hard for me to let some stuff go at a GTG, but it was going to a home that ADORED it, vs my house that just liked it a lot.

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