Started a post almost an hour ago and then the power flickered and went out long enough that all of the clocks had to be reset because most of them were flicking 12:00. At least they would be right twice a day.
I am decluttering needles and pins of all things. I had SO (sew?) many needles that I will never re-use. Thought briefly of taking them to Cuba the next time I go, but that might not be for a very long time. Dh has so many other places he wants to go and he only gets 3 weeks a year of vacation time. So the needles were all wrapped very securely in tape and then a few layers of tin foil and then put deeply into the garbage. I only kept the "gold" coloured ones which I stitch with when I do actually stitch.
While I was deeply into needles and scissors and thread, I quickly repaired a seam on the edge of the couch/sofa/chesterfield. We have had that piece of furniture since September of 2014 and it took me this long to make a repair that took less than 15 minutes.
Now I have a film canister almost full of straight pins. I will just tape the entire container shut and then wrap it in tin foil and dispose of it deeply in the garbage near the needles. They are all old and not worth thinking about trying to donate or save. Why did I keep them for so long?
"You know, how does it smell? How does it look? How shiny are my floors? Are my surfaces "touchably" clean? Am I actually removing the dirt from my house, or just spreading it around?" (Quote from a famous cleaning company) HA!