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This is pulled over from The Walrus' journal, where we have been talking tidying/tossing.
The categories Marie suggests for tidying by category, are a little too broad for me. I don't mind starting with clothes, but as that is not much of a problem for me, I don't think I would have more than 8 items to toss. I did a big clear out of my wardrobe a couple years ago, and have kept it up.
But that miscellaneous category, boy howdy, have I got a lot of that.
Here is my break down of things that fit into miscellaneous:
General personal crafting stuff
Family crafting supplies and tools
Plus, the other categories she allows for:
And there may be stuff I have forgotten about!
I am deciding which of these has the LEAST amount of emotional baggage attached to it, to start there. One of the difficulties will be gathering it all, in one spot, while Eldest and Middlest are here.
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." -U.S. Constitutional Amendment
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." -Benjamin Franklin
This weekend I went to see 'The Interview'.
I had seen the preview a couple of months ago, and had only the slightest desire to see it. I thought I would probably check it out in a year or so, after it hit the library shelves, as it wasn't really my type of film.
Then the hackers had a go at Sony, and major theater chains declined to show the film, due to security concerns.
It became a patriotic duty for me, that I see this film, and pay money to do so.
The theater showing the film had a selection of North Korean cartoons and a bit from a British documentary about North Korea playing beforehand. Very interesting. One of the things that blew me away was that in apartments in Pyongyang state-run radios are installed in the kitchens, and are made to be permanently ON.
I'm so glad we have the freedom to express ourselves, and the ability to not listen to others expressing themselves if we choose to turn away. Both important, though I hope I will continue to challenge myself to listen to views outside my normal purview. On my long drives taking Middlest to and from college, I usually hit up some radio stations with diametrically opposed views from my own. Pretty eye-opening, at least in small doses.
And although 'The Interview' is not my normal kind of film, I did enjoy parts of it. Intriguingly enough, the 'death' of the North Korean president does not come down to an assassination(the characters decide against it, led by a North Korean) but rather to a fight/self-defense situation.
Also, some funny Lord of the Rings commentary, with a 'Frodo' who succeeds in destroying his ring! Woohoo!!