First things first. Here is a sentence I've been wanting to put here for a while: Sent my favorite cousin her birthday earrings today!! With much love I might add.
On the topic of clearing, today was a day for small things. I found a basket into which I placed the contents of a shadow box I used to have hanging on the wall of my bedroom. I let go of the shadow box itself long ago. I know that each and every thing in it had some meaning at some time but today as I picked each thing up I realized that I couldn't even remember the origin of many of them. So I sorted into two piles, things that hold meaning for me and things that don't. After that first edit I then took the "meaning - less" things and decided if I even liked them or not.
These things didn't make the cut:
1. A little angel encased in acrylic - like a worry stone for your pocket or something
2. A small wooden chicken
3. A carved camel - I adore camels but this one isn't very interesting
4. A pewter bull - skinny and with huge horns
5. A usb to firewire cable (not a shadow box item but in the same basket for some reason)