He: "I'd like to burn some logs and boxes." He wants to clear things out for a big retirement project.
Me: "You can go ahead and burn my bale, too, while you're at it. I'll never get around to ever finishing it. I admit defeat."
He: "Don't think of it as a "defeat." Think of it as a "learning experience." (He's so positive!)
I've been thinking of getting rid of my bale of wool for awhile now...especially ever since I read Marie Kondo's book: the life-changing magic of tidying up: the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing. My husband wanted to burn my bale 28 years ago and save me a lot of work. I'm stubborn; I thought I could finish it. But, hey, I'm a Taurus! What do you expect?
There is a sadness to letting go of things, a grieving period...but also a great sense of relief. Now, I can focus on other interests that seem to spread more joy...to others, as well as to myself.
I told Daughter #3 about burning the bale...but saving a small amount. Her reply: WHY???????