Thursday, February 25, 2010

Losing the Stuff Update #3

Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas - 1990
We started with a tent....

1. I sold another Prairie Schooler cross stitch pattern - this one, also out of print, went for $35. There are bids on another 30 charts on ebay.
2. A woman from the county schools office came and picked up the two bowling balls and bags, so I didn't have to take them to the thrift shop.
3. I realized that I also have STUFF at the office - several tubs of teaching materials, yearbooks, student work, and more. So I first threw away the student work. It was hard. But I was able to keep telling myself I don't need it. I don't need it. I don't need it. The teaching materials are going to go to a couple of colleagues who are still in the classroom, and they can do with them what they want. The yearbooks are either going to the library at the high school or the dumpster. I'm on a roll here.

One Day Closer...

1 comment:

Rustedgranny said...

I'm on a countdown myself (to retirement and travel) and am working on "downsizing". Loved reading about your trials at getting rid of things. One of the best pieces of advice I've heard on this came from my next door neighbor. She said that if the thing you want to keep is all about the memory it invokes, then take good photos,thus saving the memory, and get rid of the thing. I'm creating a wonderful scrapbook just chock full of precious memories.