As you may have noticed, if you occasionally look at my 101 in 1001 list, we got rid of a bunch of dvds. This picture is the top tier of one dvd tower. We were able to get rid of two of these. It's nicer having shorter towers, and we didn't need that many dvds anyway. Since it's the start of a new year, we are on a little minimization kick that we hope to do every year. Each Monday has been a new project. So far we have done two Mondays. The first one was minimizing the bathroom (a half of a box). The second one was the kitchen (a full box). Future Mondays: Bedrooms, closets, and living/dining area. In addition to everyone's token "lose weight around the midsection" goal, how about trying to lighten your possession load this new year? It's a freeing feeling, simplifying our lives.