Magificent day

Today was a magnificent day. My colleague Val Green, Pivot Organizing, and I spent a few hours organizing a supply shed for the Seattle Animal Shelter. We had fun AND made a significant difference for the immensely compassionate and dedicated staff and volunteers. The shelter is a menagerie – dogs, cats, birds (one serenading us…

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Homeward Pet Adoption Center Oh frabjous day!

Cats in Casual Uncluttering work gear

Homeward Pet Adoption Center is open for drop-in donations! YIPPEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s probably been true for a long time again now but I’ve been sooooooo going in a 1,000 different directions for 1,000 different reasons I (1) kept forgetting to look; (2) was scared to look in case the answer was “still closed to walk-in donations.”…

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The Story of Stuff Project

The Story of Stuff Project is an awesome, stubborn, effective San Francisco USA-based non-profit which strives to open eyes and minds to the dangers of common consumable pollutants such as plastic bottles and junk mail. Launched in 2007 with an online documentary, The Story of Stuff, its product list now includes 12 more titles. And…

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Go Huskies! And Cougs! and WWU and CWU…

My son is a student at Western Washington University. Proud Mom of course signs up for the newsletter. And is stunned and delighted when there is a quiet mention of a career clothing bank. Intrigued, I took a look at University of Washington. DITTO. Washington State University -score! Central Washington University – wildcats roar with…

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Christmas in August sorta

In 2018, I posted about feeding Christmas trees to goats, which is now my favorite way EVER of disposing of Christmas trees. And now I get to urge people to dispose of landscape trimmings by bringing them to PAWS Wildlife Center, a rehabilitation agency currently in Lynnwood and moving to Snohomish as soon as construction…

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Puget Sound Pronouns

Last chance on Saturday June 17 to see my adopted softball team the Puget Sound Pronouns play FOR KEEPS!! They’re at 9 wins and 10 losses and they want to pull ahead. Go cheer them on at North SeaTac Park (NST 2), SeaTac, 9:00AM. I’m going to my first drag show EVER at the celebrated…

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Humble Design Seattle Do-Over

Humble Design Seattle just lost its home. Humble Design “change(s) lives and communities by custom designing and fully furnishing home interiors for individuals, families and veterans emerging from homelessness. We assist the transformation of lives in Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, San Diego, and Seattle.” – quote from the national home page.   I was sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited:…

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I Went Out to the Ballgame

I’m a proud sponsor of the Puget Sound Pronouns, an Emerald City Softball Association C Division team, “founded with a mission of creating more inclusive spaces for trans and non-binary athletes. (quoted from the team’s website home page.).” I know you’re gonna ask “WHY?????” Easy – Brittney Miller, the team’s founder – so doesn’t that…

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Animal Hoarding – meager resources

Animal hoarding is considered somewhat distinct from “typical” hoarding. The behavior is even more poorly understood than hoarding involving things, is not under the same level of scientific study, and the results more often, even more quickly, come to the attention of government agencies than the results of a person hoarding possessions. Sadly, animal hoarding…

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