My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Simplicity Trek


My fun mother's day gifts included some hot pink earrings from Adam and Natalie, two giant bags of peanut m and m's (my favorite munching item) from Kendall, and Natalie gave me the fabulous book "Secrets of Simplicity" by Mary Carlomagno. I am loving it and trying to apply more of it in my life. One of the firt assignments in the book is the closet. For every item, run through the "should I keep it" checklist:
Does it fit?
Is it worn or torn?
Is it out of fashion?
When was the last time I wore it?
Will I wear it again?
And, perhaps I should add - is it nice and snuggly for Cricket? She loves to sleep in my closet.
(Sorry bad picture but you get the idea) Thank you, Natalie, for your fabulous help in letting me know what had to go ... it is amazing how the years fly by and you realize you still have a clothing item from long ago. My closet fills so good and definitely felt a little less cluttered. Anything you have been doing to simplify your life?

5 comments:

OSU 98 said...

If it doesn't make you feel fabulous, it does not belong in your closet. I put on a shirt that I love but does not seem to fit right (guess I should be more careful about what I put in the dryer). It was sad to realize the shirt probably needs to go....good for you!

K and K said...

I got rid of a HUGE load of stuff from the past that I DO NOT need to carry around any more!!!! Thanks Becky! I couldn't have done it without you!

K and K said...

Good Luck on your review today Cricket! I know you will do GREAT! Love, Kibby

Dan and Suzy said...

I will join you in the simplicity trek today
Love, SuzyG and Mirage

2 labs 4 me said...

Gosh, maybe I should fly Natalie up here to help me go through my clothes. My closet is a mess & it's very hard for me to part with some of my things........HELP!