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Day 312: Chop

No, I didn’t carry water. And actually, it was more like chainsaw instead of chop. Today, I spent the first part of the day outdoors climbing–sure, the morning started off cold, but with with a bright sun and a south-facing … Continue reading

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Day 262: Consolidate

Some days it’s all about the little victories. I seem to be gaining back the initiative to dig into the last of those boxes from the move. Our master bathroom is the worst right now. I ended up leaving the … Continue reading

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Day 261: Select

Tonight, my youngest asked if we could make cupcakes for dessert. That request sent me down to the basement to retrieve the last of the unpacked kitchen boxes. I dragged the box upstairs and started to pull out stuff in … Continue reading

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Day 175: Wrap

So apparently, we own a few pieces of Waterford crystal and Haviland china. I found these pieces tucked away in the china cabinet in our dining room–untouched, and unused, since the day we placed them in that cabinet eleven years … Continue reading

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Day 114: De-gamify

Yes, I know that I just made up a word using another made-up word, and that I am not even using that word correctly…. We have two cabinets in our house with stacks of games. This one is in the … Continue reading

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Day 112: Expire

So I’ve been trying to tackle my office in bits and spurts. I have been in the same space for eight years and have certainly built up a steady accretion of papers, books, and assorted detritus over the years. I … Continue reading

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Day 61: Maneuver

Today was not really the day I expected it to be. I have a big writing project due in less than two weeks. With everything else that has been going on at home and at work, I haven’t had a … Continue reading

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Day 58: Tackle

OK, so the other day I wrote about how all of this effort to bring order to the house was feeling a bit like fighting the tide. I discovered in the midst of that frustration that if I could simply … Continue reading

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Day 42: Work

Atlanta is expecting another “winter event.” After not preparing for the last bit of snow that came through, this time it seems we’re going to overreact. Schools were shut down today, even though it stayed above freezing all day, and … Continue reading

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Day 11: Demote

A tool is only a tool if it’s something you use, right? Otherwise, it’s just clutter. Take, for instance, my kitchen tool drawer. Much like my pantry, it’s the sort of little thing that eats at me every day, but … Continue reading

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