While I am totally still down with this thread where we GET IT ALL OUT. And I probably have not done a enough of that, I think we need to counter it with things that bring us joy.
So this is going to sound really stupid. Stupider than I normally sound! There are certain physical objects that that batshit closet organizer would say “spark joy,” I am going to tell you what mine are and then you can all back channel each other and say “Tamara Is Batshit Crazy” or go join the Tamara Sucks Sites or whatever. It’s l kind of two things at the moment.
First I have these four spoons that I really love. I’ve looked online to try and BUY ALL THE SPOONS! but apparently they are way more expensive than what I paid. But really not really expensive. I also really love my black and white salad bowls. I bought them both at a garage sale with my mother. It is her fault that I have 97 sets of dishes. When I was a little kid growing up in Tripoli, Libya, my mother would drag me to the souk. And ROSENTHAL was the mission.
For those unaware, a souk is like the mall in some countries. Except in Tripoli the “stalls” for lack of a better term are packed with STUFF. And this one stall had lots of Rosenthal. And we would go into the back room and look for the pattern Mama wanted. I say this to say I was raised to like dishes.
So I am genetically required to get all the feels from dinnerware. I feel like I have already told you about the four spoons I love. So I’ll shut up and stop being weird about the spoons.
But here is the thing. Maybe it is because my momma liked dishes (and flowers) a whole lot but I am kind of obsessed with these three little tiny bowls I bought at Ollie’s. Ollie’s is this kind of newish thing. I don’t know how to describe it. It is not for rich people. But they have A MILLION RUGS FOR CHEAP. The rug selection is what gets you in the door. The bizarre array of everything else reminds me of the souk.
So I was there replacing rugs because Banjo had fleas. And Also I love this store.
ANYWAY the point of this story AND I DO HAVE ONE is that I bought this little trio of tiny bowls. Like condiment bowls or something. They are very small. They look like pottery. I think I maybe paid two dollars or so for a set of three. I love them. They bring me joy.
What small things bring you joy during these sucky times?