We had a cool spring with lots of rain. The lilacs loved it.
A few weeks ago I read a NY Times article about Marie Kondo. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/10/magazine/marie-kondo-and-the-ruthless-war-on-stuff.html. I think I will read her book. The question: should I buy an e-book or the real thing? The real thing (paper book, hardcover or not) will add to my stuff. I could, pass it along, spreading her wisdom. Dilemma.
I applied what I learned from that article as I sorted through my clothes. Ms Kondo recommends handling each possession, evaluating for the "spark of joy" and if absent, thanking the object before disposal. I was all about disposal. I handled each object, found no spark and tossed the item. No gratitude for its service from me. I ditched two thirds of my clothes. I even discarded those "Oh but it might fit someday again!" jeans, skirts, shirts, pants.
Let's see what happens when I go to the Sewing Machine Repair Shop where most of my machines now reside. I think I will find too much joy out there. Shoot.