Since my mom moved into an Alzheimer’s home, I’ve been cleaning up her house and organizing her papers. Today I found a really cool set of stainless flatware, still in its original box. A little poking around the Internet, and I learned that the pattern was discontinued in 1996. I remember when she bought them, because she showed them off to me.
But finding the service for six still sealed in the original box made me sad. I hope that I do not become that person that buys pretty things and then puts them away because they are too nice to use.
So I’m declaring today “Use your Fancy Stuff Day!” Dust off the china dishes, get out the fancy dresses. Today we’re having a party for no reason at all!