Of Eyes and Stuffed Animals

Yesterday I had the pleasure opportunity to have my eyes dilated for the first time. As many times as I had been to the optometrist I always said “no thanks” when it came to the dilation. The assistant put me in the room and left me to my own devices, not necessarily a good thing!

For as long as I can remember I’ve had a fascination with buttons, knobs and dials. It’s a bit odd, I realize this, but I still get an overwhelming urge to touch, poke and prod such devices. Well…

Oh, yes, I did and it was great fun! Thankfully, I had finished my inspection before Ms. Galos came in to numb my eyeballs (very odd experience, indeed).

On another note, I’ve decided to start cleaning out my house little by little. My husband and I have accumulated quite a bit of “stuff” for just being the two of us. Part of my problem is holding on to items that have sentimental value. It doesn’t matter how many times I read “The item is not the memory. If you throw the item out you’ll still have the memory”. Yes…most of the time this is said during an episode of Hoarders and I don’t want to be a hoarder! Well, I’m finally learning to let go.

First up is Susan and Tasha, my favorite stuffed animals I’ve had for 30 years. I love y’all but it’s time to say goodbye.

Next is Valentine Chrystal. Can I pick names or what? lol…I was quite young so shut it! My mother and I waited in line for Toys R Us to open the day the Cabbage Patch Dolls were released. My only stipulations were it needed to be a girl with red hair and green eyes. No, I wasn’t picky at all…Mom was my hero that day, fighting off another woman trying to take my dream doll. I sent in the name change request so I could get a “birth certificate” with the name I chose. So many memories with these three dolls!

This Saturday they will be turned in to Goodwill for some other child to enjoy.

What type of items do you have trouble letting go of?

 

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