My new friend who found me in a blizzard in Harrisburg, PA and loves me because I was a truck driver and drove her safely home and we’re both Polacks and well…we bonded…she’s doing this Lose 500lbs of clutter challenge. What I’m wondering is where was she at the beginning of 2011 when I didn’t know we’d have to pack up and move in less than a month into a small house with no practical storage space??

Then I wonder, if I do this challenge, if I take into consideration how God works, if I complete the task, what will 2013 look like?  Because I can’t just do something without thinking of cause and effect.  But then God, he’s sneaky and knows I do this so He doesn’t release too much information to me at once.  I’d die of over-analyzation. I’m sure of it.

Then there’s the fact that I don’t own a scale.



I have to get rid of somewhere around 10lbs of clutter a week.  I’ll post pictures and you get to tell me how much you think the crap clutter weighs.

I did a quick sweep through the house this morning and the picture is below.

To preserve honor and integrity and in the spirit of full disclosure, that trash bag pictured came from my art room and weighs next to nothing. It’s full of the plastic wrap that comes around the huge canvases I’ve been painting on. To balance that, though, the green bag is three-quarters of the way full of magazines, which turns out, are pretty heavy.

I rummaged through my closet and on a whim pulled down stuff that doesn’t fit right (even though I love this stuff and have clung to it for years. I’m getting rid of it. Hopefully I won’t regret this major challenge!!

And yes, there’s stuffing from the dog’s Christmas presents. I swear, I vacuumed that floor yesterday.

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How many pounds am I losing this week?