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  • Writer's pictureWendy Elizabeth

Drawers, Debates and Decluttering

Just in case you didn’t know, this week (Thursday, September 12th, 2019) brings us yet another round of scintillating Democratic Presidential Debates…

It seems like just a few days ago that I watched the first twenty Presidential hopefuls (or was it more?) fill the stage with their boring, new suits and their desperate need to be seen and heard.

Last time, I taped all six hours; determined to be involved in deciding the future of our country, and wanting to make sure that I was good and ready for when I stepped behind the dark blue curtain at the local polling booth next year. But, four minutes in, I found myself staring at a tall man, vaguely aware that he was speaking, but had no idea what he was saying, or who he was. If you had put him in a line-up shortly afterwards, I couldn’t have identified him or remembered what he said. Yes, it was that bad.

So, I paused the debate, grabbed a drawer from my kitchen, and tipped it out onto the coffee table. As I sifted through the contents, I began to watch the debate again. Random thoughts about why I had three sets of measuring cups (doesn’t everyone who bakes?) combined with amusement at some of the answers on stage, and the not-so-subtle “dog and pony” show that had them all trotting out together, on their best behavior, but still wanting to be the shiniest star.

I have to confess, even with my decluttering distraction, I still couldn’t quite watch all six hours of the debates. But I watched most of it, and in just two short nights I was able to contemplate our future and organize all my kitchen and living room drawers.

So, if like me, you’re kind of dreading this Thursday night, but you also can’t quite stop yourself from staring at the screen, just grab a glass of wine, empty out some overstuffed drawers from the kitchen, and enjoy some good, old-fashioned decluttering with your debate…

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