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Todd is a funny name. Sorry if it is yours. It’s just kinda funny to me. Always has been. It’s the fake name I give for Pablo when asked by a creepy stranger what his name is. Doodles’ fake name is undetermined, but I think I’ll go Toby, a kid who eats paste. Todd n’ Toby. Terrible names.

But let’s put the fun back in Todd with:

T.O.D.D. – Toy Organization and Distribution Day

Trying to get the boys fired up about the project of sorting, organizing and donating toys we don’t use/need. I am sick of stepping on certain ones. It’s hard to keep up with these little pieces I have been hiding away in the attic or basement. I rotate the toys to keep them fresh and interesting, but the backfire when trying to give away “baby” toys is that then they love them again after not having seen for a month or two.

TODD – would also accept Toy Org Donation Day because
there is nothing better to kids than OPT
– other people’s toys.

Anyway, we’ll see how it goes. With rainy and 60 degree August weather it seems like the thing to do.

Oops, Toby is eating paste again. Gotta run.



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Minimize – play along with me?

are you a packrat or a purger? do you have clutter or clean lines? do you need to do a massive spring cleaning in your house and/or life?

ever since moving into a house and moving again, been trying to become more of a minimizer and less of a collector.

i read something somewhere that seemed to make sense regarding my wanting to have a spring cleaning and purge the house of the clutter and junk.
modifying it for my own challenge, i’ll throw it to you and see if you want to play along. especially those of you with a house and kids.

get rid of one thing a day,
whether you give to a friend, donate, recycle, trash, or sell it.

one a day.

if you bring something new into your house/life, get rid of two that day.
one for each new thing you add. (not counting food/groceries, obviously)

interested? want to chronicle it? maybe i could – along with regular blog posts –
list the item i got rid of each day or even list it here to see if anyone wants/needs it first?

already i got rid of caps in this post. but they’ll be back, i just wanted to try something new.

ok, we’re about to buy a new item to reward doodles for using the potty (first poop on the potty, sorry to you non-parents, but a big day here). so that means today, two things at least have to go out.

this is not as easy as i thought. i just looked around and felt like steve martin at the end of the jerk. i’m gonna take this lampshade…and the dog…walking out naked from the house. couldn’t find the clip on-line yet. you may know what i mean.
anyway, ok, sound interesting? you wanna eliminate your clutter? streamline your life? play along…


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