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The Tale of the Soothing Silverware

I snapped this weekend.  The silverware drawer finally got to me.  Something had to go.  I decided I’d try an experiment, so I got knives of the THREE different partial sets of silverware and asked Steve to put them in order by which one he liked best to least.  I planned to do the same thing, with the hope that we would agree in the middle.  Steve looked at his assignment for a minute, then turned and said “This is the only one I really like.”  I looked, and was amazed and relieved to see the same one I would have picked.

And the winner is...

And the winner is…

We emptied the drawer, separated everything by design, and learned that the set we liked has 6 forks, 8 spoons, and 2 knives.  Hmmm…  In an act of bravery (or desperation), I took the rejects to work where they desperately needed some new options.  It also prevented me from being a weenie and keeping silverware I don’t like any more just so we can have enough.  This decision, oddly enough, has had the benefit of forcing me to wash the dishes immediately after I use them.  (That’s never been a problem, has it?)

But there is another benefit that I’m enjoying even more.

What I noticed when I looked in the drawer was how uncluttered it looked.  There weren’t any decisions to make about which design I wanted to eat with today.  The slots in the silverware holder weren’t piled high.  It was simpler, almost soothing to look at.

We will eventually get around to buying a new set that we both like, but I’m guessing it won’t be a set for 12!

Keep smiling!

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April 1, 2013 · 9:07 pm