On embarrassing situations

October 31, 2012 § 2 Comments

“Your help will be needed in an embarrassing situation.”

That’s the fortune I found at the bottom of my dresser’s top left drawer, underneath way too much other stuff. I don’t remember getting that fortune, or deciding to keep it, but there it was. And it seemed somehow fitting after my post about all those paint cans, and how embarrassed I felt about having wasted so much paint.

One side effect of having this blog is that my embarrassment about all the extra stuff we have has decreased. After all, I’ve shown ‘before’ pictures of our dining room and office at their most cluttered. Or maybe my tolerance for feeling embarrassed has increased. At any rate, I’m willing to open the doors – and drawers – in our house and point my camera at the mess. It keeps me honest. And if what I’m doing helps anyone else look at their stuff a little differently, I’m thrilled.

But back to that top left dresser drawer. Here’s what I saw when I opened it.

And here are the drawer’s contents when I emptied them out onto the top of the dresser. Yikes! (The fortune is near the bottom, in between the twist tie and the pile of gold origami stars.)

Do you want to know what was in the drawer? (I won’t be offended if you say no.)

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