#2,588 Goodbye Orange Bottles.
by Erin Napier
Today was a quiet, slow, lazy day that somehow still managed to be productive.
I washed all the slipcovers, put away all the clean laundry, cleaned out the years and years of prescriptions from 10 years of unknowingly living with my partially ruptured appendix, and today it was a milestone moment–almost 3 years post op, I’m finally brave enough to throw away every pill and potion that got me through the bouts of illness. I’m no longer afraid it’s going to creep up on me again in the middle of the night. I don’t need the safety net of little orange bottles. I now have a drawer that’s empty, save a bottle of Aleve and a bottle of Benadryl, a few loose sugar free cough drops rolling around. It was a day of cleaning, all around. Making my home feel pure and clean gives me joy. It’s dumb, I know.
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I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!