will turn in ten books – more than that and they tend to undercut your funding for future books. I also set aside a load for the thrift store. And in addition, a load for the landfill. Some things I own I have worn out – the thrift store would not want them.
This is a good thing to do during the holiday season – usually this is when stuff comes in rather than goes out. I already feel lighter – and also more organized. As I am writing this I am eyeballing the corner bookcase to my right. As soon as I finish this dispatch I am going to go through it – this may be more of a reorganizational effort than toss out effort because there are books on the subject of gardening here – and they belong in the lower bookcase.
Archival material, like old calendars with dates on them. These are not throw-aways. I will put them in my lower cabin and in the spring find a suitable storage place for them. I also want to go through the DVDs and figure out which ones I want to watch this winter.
Pete and I have been working on plans for a standing desk for me. I have been working with my computer on the bookcase in front of me. The problem is that I write on a lap top so there is no way in which I can get my hand and eye height standing. So we think that somewhere, we have an extra keyboard.
Standing while working is going really well. But I am bending my neck to see the screen and this is why the area between my scapulas is so tight.
Less is better. Today this is my mantra.
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