Out with the Old, In with Nothing New

My birth month is almost over. It has been a mix of exciting and domestic. My hubs and I went to the casino! I have never been and after his stories of Vegas, I wanted to check one out. And he told me about great food he had and I was dying to go to a Ruth’s Chris Steak House. It was delish!


Somehow I forgot to take a photo of my steak. I was beside myself with excitement!

Let me just say, I am a terrible gambler. I even listened to everyone at the table and managed to lose a couple hundred dollars. Thankfully, my husband had the foresight to take our initial monies aside after winning them. And the casino even gave me $10 for signing up for their “Player’s Club” and it only took me an hour to lose. I did win some off that but played it all and have definitely realized I am not a gambler and like to hold on the the real money I worked hard for.

Speaking of work, we have spent the last two weekends cleaning out our house, specifically the basement and kitchen. After watching a documentary on Nextflix, “Minimalism”, I promptly started looking around and wanted to throw it all away! The whole “if it doesn’t bring you joy” mantra. Lots of hours of work and reminiscing. It has only taken us 8 years to get to get to going through all our stuffs. After the whole clean out, I silently vowed to not by anything more unless it brings me absolute joy.

I even had a half-notion to (gasp) part with some of my yarn stash. Partly to get nicer, luxe yarn and partly because I have – dare I say it!?! – so much yarn with more offers from my lady friends to give me their stashes. Should I make room? The yarn closet overfloweth.

I did go to my LYS. A friend of mine wanted a scarf that was soft and I wanted to make it out of nicey, nice yarn so I bought some Cascade 220 in Aran weight. It is so plush! I found out it was on sale because she is going out of business. Sad, sad. However, yay for me because I will be going back with more cash and buy more yarn. Hence, the thought of parting my some of my stash.

Reasonable idea right?!

Oh, so fun night! My oldest went to his first formal! When did he grown up from my little boy into this young man!!

My little guy did something fun as well. We got crafty together! He had a school project to make a snowman and that is just what we did. He put some great embellishments. Doesn’t he look pleased? He was so patient while I was sewing all the pieces together.

Well, that’s enough for now. Hope you are bringing in the new year with gusto!

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5 thoughts on “Out with the Old, In with Nothing New

  1. salpal1 says:

    Happy birthday!!! Sounds like a fun evening at the casino, if not profitable. As for clearing out stash- yes! If you don’t love it, pass it on – goodwill or a local thrift shop might be glad to take it. And don’t accept any more stash that you don’t love. You won’t use it all. 😖 A shame about your LYS though, I hope you have another source of nice yarn.

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