Another thing she wants to take with her is a wonderful, old, large, oak card file that my mom got from Berkeley, probably from a library that was renovating, when she worked at the university there. I have had that great thing out in the shed for years, and would have loved to use it for recipe cards, except that it is way too big, probably three or four feet wide and about 2 1/2 feet high with many many drawers. No one has that many recipes. Anyhow, I am glad she wants it so I don't have to feel bad about it moldering away in storage. We are already beginning to feel the benefit of her finally, after all these years, removing her stuff from the old homestead. She took a lawyer's bookcase that was cramping my style next to the laundry baskets in the garage, and now it is so roomy that I can practically spin a pirouette out there.
I was so inspired by all her decorating that I actually cleaned up the bathroom counter this morning. I have three hairbrushes that are always in the way, and I needed something to put them in. I remembered that someone gave my former boss a really heavy cut glass vase of smallish size one Christmas, and she didn't want it so passed it on to me. I even managed to find it, and it works great for the brushes. I also threw away all my makeup and got all new stuff, since Abby told me that you are supposed to throw away eyeliner and that kind of thing every 6 months. Who knew?? So it isn't even New Years yet and I am semi-spiffed up. Abby has long wanted to dye my hair so I let her do it over Christmas, and now I am a redhead again. It is really strange to look so different in the mirror. So I have new hair and new makeup and a Garmin. I think the world is trying to tell me something.