9,000 things gone, only 1,000 things to go
I’m so excited about my last 10 days of the project that I’ve got a bit of a roller coaster tummy. Being this close to a goal is unusual and a bit terrifying for me. So, I came up with a plan to calm my anxiety while making sure I make the most of the last 1,000 things.
That’s right, I’m going to bore myself right across the finish line by taking inventory!
Nothing like a tedious job to settle an elevator tummy. Besides, the idea has kind of jolted me out of my recent apathy. The last thing I want is to wake up on Day 101 wishing I’d gotten rid of a few more things.
I shared the plan with Squirrel this morning and he was a little less enthusiastic than me. Perhaps because I asked him to part with a few beer steins we seldom use. He wanted to know:
What difference do a few glasses make?
The difference is that the back of the cupboard, bottom of the drawer, second choice things will always be in the inventory – staring us in the face when the dishwasher is full or we didn’t get a chance to do the laundry or someone ate the last vanilla cookie. I, for one, would prefer to wash a glass, toss in a load or shop more often for the pleasure of always using my favourite things.
Oh well, if you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that I don’t think it’s necessary that my husband (Squirrel) and I always agree.
I think inventory is a great idea and I will soldier on for the pleasure of arriving at Day 100 with a house full of useful and beautiful things.
Ok, that’s a bit lofty. I’ll settle for things that I recognize and don’t wholeheartedly despise.
Thanks everyone for being such an enormous support. Your comments and commiseration keep me going!