Did you really think I wouldn’t declutter this weekend? My project for the week was two shelves with boxes of memories – cards, maps, programs letters, etc. I went through them and while I didn’t toss everything I did get rid of 82 cards (you heard me), 8 theatre programs, one menu and assorted other things that I had no clue why I was keeping. Was it hard to ditch these precious memories? Um..no – especially the thank you card from my grade 6 teacher Mrs. Melanson. She was a real 5 letter word that rhymes with hitch. Never liked her, and frankly, I don’t think she liked me either. Good thing I don’t hold a grudge huh? I realized as I was going through these items that there wasn’t one thing in that whole pile that I had an attachment to. I still have a huge amount of cards that people have given to me – they are the things that I’m sentimental about and I’m ok with that but if I can’t remember who the person is why hang on to it?
In other news, I took Dr. Oz’s Breast Cancer Awareness Quiz – try it for yourself http://www.doctoroz.com/quiz/breast-cancer-awareness-quiz I’m humiliated to say I only got 70% on the quiz. You know which question stumped me?
How many minutes should you spend on each breast in order to correctly perform a breast self-exam? I won’t ruin it by telling you the answer, but it’s WAAAYYYY longer than I ever assumed or could imagine myself examining one of the girls. I know that it’s a serious matter, but I don’t know how you spend that much time on just one boob. I’m glad I took the test, because it reminded me that I have to schedule my second annual trip to the doctor and to schedule my mammogram.
Last, but not least, on my list, it’s time for my moment of gratitude. Today, I’m grateful that I had an ok day. It was nothing special, but it was just fine and sometimes, that’s absolutely enough to make me happy.