No matter how thorough I am when I pack up the Christmas decorations, there are always a few which hide and then show up weeks later. I'd like to say I have discovered them all, but only time will tell.
It is nice to restore order and give the house a more streamlined countenance. Saturday was cleaning day, Sunday was for baking - both nice on a cold and snowy winter weekend. I added pomegranates to the apples in the pie crust which was yummy - next time I want to add more. Reducing saved paperwork upstairs, most of which could be pitched, felt good. Why do I save so much? Every time I purge, I think of Chris having to go through this stash someday. I wouldn't want that chore and I certainly don't want her to have it either. There are plenty of minimalist people in the world - you'd think I would have brushed up against a few in my lifetime. No such luck.