The Week That Was #2

I didn’t get a lot done this week either. Mostly because I was busy unholidaying. And what’s that, you may well ask.

It’s when you go on holidays to a beautiful place with good friends and it doesn’t even matter that it’s only a few hours away. And then you have dog dramas and other related dramas.  So you come home and sort them all out and go back. And then there are more dramas. But you struggle on, for a few days more. Then you come home and sort it all out again, ending it there, feeling totally unholidayed.

So this week:

I Bought – No books, but I did buy two pairs of earrings ($4) at the Op Shop which I was visiting to check on my ‘Give Away’ options (see decluttering below). My jewelry tastes are simple – I like coloured glass best. I was reminded of a blog post I wrote years ago and found it back in 2010! – My Bling and I.

I read – Foal’s Bread by Gillian Mears. It was immersive.

If a man can still ride, if he hasn’t totally lost the use of his legs, if he hasn’t died to the part of his heart that understands such things, then he should go for a gallop.

I felt a sense of country, a feeling of hopelessness, a feeling of joy, a feeling of despair, a depth of timelessness and I stayed up all night until it was read. I never thought I would ever enjoy a book with a picture of a horse on the cover.

I reviewed The Great Sock Secret by Susan Whelan and Gwynneth Jones and The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee by Deborah Abela for the Sunday Telegraph Funday (Sunday 22nd January)

I made a jigsaw with friends but I forgot to take a photo.

I caught a Snorlax. The personal grail of my Pokemon Go Pokedex.

I edited – a lot

Credit: “Snorlax!” flickr.com/photos/hyku/3130963604 by hyku CC license

I began to declutter – a lot. I tried the KonMari method (being a fan of many things Japanese) and asked myself if each item brought me joy but that didn’t work for me. Apparently I am too joyous. So I opted for the Four Box Method less one box. I piled a whole wardrobe into “Put Away’, ‘Throw Away’ and ‘Give Away’ without the need for ‘Undecided’. Here’s two useful posts if you’re thinking about decluttering:

Tips for Decluttering Your Home – Planning with Kids is a favourite go to site for anything about getting organised

Popular Minimalise Decluttering Methods

 

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