Saturday, September 4, 2010


The other day, Dennis and I were at a meeting where the gentleman we were meeting with was going to e-mail us some information.  Thus ensued the debate: whose e-mail should he send the info to? I, of course, thought mine; Dennis overruled and said his, because he doesn't get nearly as many messages as I do. I had to agree.

So, when I got home I took a long hard look at my e-mail messages...all 3,751 of them.  Really??  3,751??? That made me think...was I ever going to read all those messages?  So I spent almost an hour deleting them all.  I've made a promise to myself that I will not have more than one page of messages. In Google mail, which is the program I use, that means 50 total.  Currently, I have 17 unread and 45 total messages.  I unsubscribed from tons of lists and advertising offers.  It actually feels good...sort of like after you're done cleaning house and before you mess it up again.


  1. Simplifying in any way has to be a good thing in my book.

  2. Amen, sister! I find myself opting-out of many of the websites I used to subscribe to (mostly quilting sites). I don't mind getting an e-mail from them every couple of weeks, but when they're sending one every day - and it's full of a bunch of nothing! - it's just too much.

    Long live simplifying!!


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