Another Monday

Happy birthday to my friend Sue. Hope you have a great day. She has three kids under the age of 10 so she doesn’t get to rest much any more. Maybe she can take a birthday nap — that would probably be the best gift ever for her.

Well they took away my old washer/dryer Friday and now I have more space for junk. And I have more junk than I really need. There’s a book out there called The 100 Thing Challenge where this guy decides to limit himself to 100 things – including clothes and hygiene items like a toothbrush and a hair brush. You can find his list here. It’s an interesting idea although I don’t think I’d count my toothbrush or clothes or shoes. I’m not a clothes horse but I think it’s nice to have a variety of clothes if you can afford it. I’m going to work on a list of 100 unnecessary items or perhaps as a compromise 50 unnecessary items. What would I keep? Well to start with Freckles is number 1. My computer is number 2. My car is number 3. Phone number 4 and camera is number 5. Oh my television would have to be up there too — although if I have my computer I wouldn’t have to have a television.

Of course the irony of this challenge is that if you are going to take the challenge you can’t buy the book that discusses the challenge because it’s something you don’t really need. You could get it from the library or borrow it from a friend but it’s like watching a television show about how to stop watching so much television or driving 50 miles to a seminar on how to conserve gas. I should write my own book called The 101 Thing Challenge and people would join my group because they get one more thing — my book.