Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I inherited a gene I like to call the minimizing gene from my mother. I like this gene a lot, most of the time. I like to go through our house at least one a year and clean out all the junk, and I have little problem recognizing and eliminating items we haven't used in the past year. It's a very satisfying feeling. But sometimes the inclination to clean and put things in order is challenged. Take the holidays for example. I have ordered four or five things online (and I can think of one more I need to get), and I like to keep the emails that Amazon or whoever sends me in case there are problems. I delete the emails after receiving the product and making sure they are in good order. Currently, my inbox has about five times the amount of emails it usually does, and I confess it's a little stressful for me. I just want my items to get here so I can delete the messages that are piling up. Truly, I care more for that than getting the actual gift and wrapping it. Oh come on, you have a similar idiosyncrasy, I know you do. So what's one of yours?