Thursday, November 3, 2016

Binges and Purges - November 2, 2016

I'm a day late, but here are yesterday's binges and purges. I thought about just skipping the post but then I wouldn't be journaling honestly.

Plus, I'm sort of afraid bad habits will start to form and I'll just randomly skip days when I've binged more than I've purged. So, in an attempt to be honest with myself, here are my binges and purges for "today."

Today's Binges


So I dd end up purchasing that CD case for my guy's video games. I just couldn't help myself. Right now all his games are in clear plastic CD envelopes, are in a place not anywhere near the game console, and are difficult for him to access. So that he might have a more convenient storage solution, one that can be kept in a place that makes sense, I ended up purchasing this slim case.

Its max capacity is 32, so I'm hopeful if he does fill it up, before getting a new game he'll sell or give away one of the older ones.

Today's Purges



I actually love (hmmm I really need to think of another word for this, love should be reserved for people and beings not objects) this coffee press by Stelton. But after only six months of use the plunger started to fail and it allowed too many grits into to cup. While I would have purchased an identical replacement, my guy thought we should try one of the traditional glass presses. And so I purchased a Bodum French Press a couple of months ago. But I just couldn't bring myself to throw this one out.

But unnecessary duplicates are not part of my minimalism and so I finally let it go after one last use.

I purchased this thermos/tumbler from REI a few years back and got a total of one use out of it. It was too complicated to clean, too tricky to fill and use on a moving sailboat, and didn't store enough hot beverage for it to be really useful as a thermos. But instead of letting it go years ago, I've been carting it with me in the hopes that I'd have a use for it. Even after I bought new tumblers that function as I need them to.

Its presence had been plaguing me for too long. And so I finally took it out of the cupboard and said goodbye.

The Count

Binge Count: 1
Purge Count: 2