Ripples look great if it’s water splashing against a sandy beach, not so much if they are in your carpet. So tomorrow, we have guys coming over to stretch our upstairs carpet and get rid of the waves; sounds easy enough..right?
Well our place this morning looks like a bomb went off. There is stuff everywhere as we remove knick-knacks, lamps, books etc from shelves, nightstands and tables so the men can move the furniture.
To make things just a tad more difficult, I am taking this opportunity to get rid of things I don’t need, including a stack of about 70 partially read magazines that I received (with airline points) over the past three years. I have been flipping through each one tearing out interesting looking recipes and articles, putting them in my special box for such things and tossing out the actual magazines. Now that I’m almost done, this is what I’ve concluded:
Clearly, there are a finite number of topics that can be covered in ladies’ magazines: diet, positivity, work/life balance, decorating, relationships, exercise, organization, creating the best Thanksgiving dinner EVER and of course wrapping Christmas gifts with anything other than regular wrapping paper.
And oh yes, wrinkles.
Funny enough, as I was ripping and tearing away I came across this 2016 feature in Oprah magazine.
“Spark joy” anyone? Seems the “O” was way ahead of the Kondo craze..
Obviously life doesn’t change ➤ as much it cycles.. ♻︎ ..and some challenges (dry turkey, flabby bellies and messy closets among them) are eternal struggles-rippling through time, lapping up against our shores again and again.
Now that I know this (and have a nice, fresh pile of Bed, Bath & Beyond coupons) I never need to subscribe to another magazine- ever.