After yesterday's re-realizations, Roy and I decided to spend our Labor Day working.
We cleaned out the garage, wrote out a meal plan for the coming week, and went through our books for the eleventy-billionth time. We now have a nice big stack of books to post for sale in our Amazon book store.
I put all the books that I want to read on a separate bookshelf and was shocked to see that they filled the entire bookshelf. At the rate I'm going, I'll be working on reading these for the rest of my life.
It feels great to get rid of things. We tend to do a giant purge at least once a year. It's amazing how much junk you can accumulate in just a year. What's also amazing is how perspective concerning a certain thing (book, knicknack, etc) can radically change in a year's time. What was once hard to get rid of is now easier to leave behind.
I've decided that I'm going to do a monthly book giveaway here on my blog. On the 8th of every month, I'll host a book giveaway for all my readers to participate in. It'll be a great way to celebrate another month of Charlie's life as well as spread my love of reading (and get rid of some more books). The winner will pick his/her book of choice from our Amazon bookstore. I'll do this for as long as there's interest in the books we're getting rid of.
It just so happens that Charlie is turning three months old tomorrow, so watch for my giveaway post!