Oh mismatched sock. You make me look so sloppy. Why do you come in so many hard to match colors and patterns? I wake up too early in the morning to think about complicated things like tan socks with stripes versus tan socks with argyle pattern. I just do not understand where you ran off to. Are you hiding in a closet with all the pacifiers and good pens? I bet you all are having quite a party in there because you certainly do not want to come back to my drawer with your happily coupled friends.
I know I should just throw all you lonely singles away but I feel wasteful and mean. So what do I do with you? Maybe I will hang you up around the house as a warning to all future pairs to stay together. Or else.
Truth of 2011 (or my version for resolutions): Throw away, donate, store or Craigslist all unused items. After 6 months of lying around and not being used, unless they are not seasonal items, away they go. I hope to have closets cleaned out in the house in the next 2 months.
Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.
Reprinted from my weekly column at Southern Mommas