“Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.”  Albert Einstein

A few years ago I set myself the task of getting rid of half of my possessions.  I had/have too much stuff.  It was on sale.  Isn’t this lovely!  I might want to have it for …  Oh, the places my rationalizations would go, until I was part of western civilization that owns so many things that things began to own me.

The process goes in fits and starts, which is way too slowly.  But it’s going.  Progress, not perfection.

And then I got on this new eating plan that is going well and providing me with a staggering amount of energy.  I knew it was time to hit the decluttering project with a bit more vigor.  And what better place to start then with the food that’s cluttering my cupboard.  Time to get rid of the items I’m forced to dig through in order to find the great foods that will nourish my body and allow me to eat simply.


Cupboard, mid culling project

The above picture shows what’s left after a few bags have already been removed.  Some of the items were appropriate as compost. Some were only appropriate to flush.  The whole process is making me feel lighter and more organized.  That’s probably because I’m getting more organized!

Today it’s the spices.  It’s the opposite of putting a little spice into my life!  It’s a good thing.

Loveya – The Grandma

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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