Let’s not waste time with apologies for not updating in forever or promises to do better (I always try.) Instead, here is my flask.
I found this while going through boxes in the garage today. I hadn’t even realized that I had not already unpacked this and put it on display in my office. It is one of my favorite things I own. While opening boxes, I found several other things that I was sure I had already unpacked. We moved into this house in 2010. Admittedly, it has been a rough time in certain aspects of life. But if there is one way to tell that you have too much stuff, this would be it: not realizing you have not even unpacked some of your favorite things after almost seven years.
I have about ten more boxes to unpack in the garage and then I’m getting back to the konmari project. I’ve finished cooking/ food-related stuff. Next will be the cleaning supplies closet or yarn/ knit/ crochet supplies, depending on when my son wants to help me move all of my yarn (some of it lives in his room.)
About my flask. I bought this in 1984, while on a school science club trip to what was then Yugoslavia– one of the highlights of my life. When I found it today, I brought it up to show my son, who asked what it was. I have always called it a canteen, although it obviously doesn’t hold very much liquid. I didn’t realize until today that my eighth grade self had bought a flask on a school trip!
This flask is one of my favorite things– one of the things that would be in my car if I had to pack up quickly and take only what would fit in my car. And yet my accumulation of stuff has overshadowed it. Every day I need to relearn the lesson not to keep so much junk that I can’t even see (or miss) the things I really do like.