Keep or Purge :: Cardboard Soap Box

One of the problems that messies, clutterers, chronically disorganized people, and hoarders have in common is a difficulty figuring out what to do with specific items. This is a weekly post in which I display an item I’ve honestly had trouble discarding or don’t know what to do with.

For more info on these posts see the explanation here.

This first item may seem ridiculous to some of you, but believe it or not, I hesitated several times over whether to throw away this empty box. In the future I’ll be exploring the specific reasons for my difficulty throwing away an item like this. If you feel like it, leave a comment explaining your opinions about this item or items like it.

Item #1: Aubrey Organics Cardboard Soap Box

Aubrey Organics Soap Box


Reading the NYT With Baby

I’ve recently realized that the bloggers I respect and admire the most often post actual photos of themselves. In the six years since my husband and I met, we have both steadily gained weight, and we’ve been inching out of the photos. 🙁

You know how Nora Ephron feels “bad about [her] neck?” Well, I feel bad about my double-chin. I am happy to report that I’ve lost all of the baby weight through breastfeeding. Yay!!! But now that I’m back to my pre-baby overweight self, I need to actually start trying to lose more.

Anyway, here I am with Sebastian, trying to read a New York Times article about “functional foods” (about which I’ll post more later). In the last photo I finally resorted to bouncing him on my knee on his tummy, my go-to position for eating as well.

In the end I didn’t get to finish the article. I’ll try to find it on-line so I can read it on my iPhone while breastfeeding or something.

Cutie Patootie Baby

How could I forget to post the number one best pic of this past weekend?!?!?!

Sebastian's Cartoon SmileI was holding Sebastian and letting him press his little teething gums into the cup I was drinking out of (he is just four months and the first tooth already poked up a week and a half ago). Tim was laughing and took a few pics with his iPhone. When he showed me this one I actually did a spit-take!