MONDAY POTPOURRI — READING THOUGHTS — JAN. 9

Monday is the beginning of a new reading week. 

Over at An Interior Journey, I talk about books in the mail and books read, as well as what’s up next.

The first book I tackled this week was so captivating that I already finished it.  Here’s my review (Click the link and/or the picture)

Next, I grabbed the newest book by Sophie Kinsella, and I’m already enjoying the character Poppy.  In the opening pages, she loses her engagement ring, a family heirloom.  I have a feeling there will be many antics along the way.

 

This past weekend, even as I was finishing up the previous week’s reads, I did a bit of decluttering here at the home place.

My friends and family know that I’m a bit of a collector.  This was all fine and good in my larger home.  Now that I’ve downsized, it’s been an ongoing challenge to keep the collections in a manageable form.

One of my hallway closets was totally stuffed with “treasures,” even as my garage held floor to ceiling shelves with see-through bins containing more treasures.

I moved some of the indoor closet stuff out to the garage.  And tossed some of the garage collections into the recycling bins.  Alas!

But I feel better about the state of my rooms and closets…lol

 

A Good Way to Organize

 

I’m a chicken!  I should show my actual garage with the bins stuffed to the gills.

My organization is a work in progress.

But here’s the good news!  While sorting through the various garage bins to see what I could eliminate, I discovered something I’ve been looking for ever since I moved…my granddaughter Fiona’s Italian charm bracelet!

I thought it was lost forever!  I believed I had put it somewhere safe for the move.  Well, obviously I thought I would remember that safe place….

When you’re packing for a move, do you sometimes lose things?  Do you eventually find them?  I guess the moral of this story is to never leave the bins untended, without searching through them all.  Because you never know where you might have hidden that special treasure!

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “MONDAY POTPOURRI — READING THOUGHTS — JAN. 9

  1. OMG…truly truly delightful and funny…the charm bracelet part and your organization and I am indeed shocked that you can part with anything…I am reading the new Val McDermid book…veddy veddy English and veddy veddy yummy…from Netgalley!!!

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    • Oh, I love British novels…I can “hear” the accents as I read!

      I didn’t part with a lot; mostly I put my “treasures” in bins in the garage, but got rid of some of the stuff that I know I’ll never use again, or even showcase.

      I did keep dolls and bears, though! And I am so happy to have found the charm bracelet. Thanks for visiting, Patty.

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