Looking at the above photo, are you feeling claustrophobic? Or unhappy at all those books and not enough time to read them? Maybe your own home looks like a microcosm of that glorious library. Or you have a minimalism mindset and three books, total, in the house.
To paraphrase Dr. Seuss, “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive that is Youer than You.” And your Sun Sign can give us hints as to whether you’re a bone fide packrat drowning in old bread bags, or an ascetic with one shirt. We’ll do this review in a spirit of showing you – to you.
Aries: March 21-April 19
Hurry, hurry, hurry – can’t find the car keys – where is that ridiculous report?! Who took my tennis trophies off the shelf and why? Yes, it’s my favorite sweater and no, you can’t use it for the dog’s bed. There’s nothing to eat in this refrigerator. I drink coffee at midnight because I choose to do so. I do not argue.
Taurus: April 20-May 20
I invested in these paintings twenty years ago but they haven’t really increased in value. I’ll give them another ten years and then just pass them on to my nephew. Maybe I should take an appraisal course. Or move to Italy and buy an old house to fix up. I could buy artwork there and flip the house for a profit on both.
Gemini: May 21-June 21
I might need this someday but I don’t want it taking up space so I’ll throw it out. What warranty card? Do people even buy warranty extensions nowadays? It’s not clutter. I’m a very creative person and I use visual aids to remind me of the next thing I need to do. Haven’t you heard of horizontal filing?
Cancer: June 22-July 22
Oh, there’s Great-Aunt Esmeralda’s favorite shawl; I remember seeing her wear it while she was sitting in her rocker that’s in my living room now. I’ll darn those moth holes this weekend. That dented tin measuring cup belonged to your great-grandmother – don’t throw it out. Look in Photo Album 11 to find your 2nd cousins.
Leo: July 23-August 22
I don’t think I can enjoy thrifting. What if someone saw me coming out of the thrift store? They’d think I was broke. I don’t need that rumor started. Let’s go to that estate sale this weekend; they’re supposed to have antiques.
Virgo: August 23-September 22
I’m not a Yankee but I do believe in being thrifty. You know, ‘use it up, wear it out’ makes a lot of sense in this economy. I don’t have a coupon for this restaurant so I’ll just get a salad. Vinegar and baking soda will clean nearly anything with no toxic fumes and pennies on the dollar for a good supply. I’m learning to knit.
Finding some amusing little tidbits about a good friend or some irritating remarks about yourself? We’ll look at the other six signs next week. Until then, see if you can throw out 23 things this coming week to lighten your shelves, reduce the dusting or clear a bit more of the floor. You love a challenge!