Monday, February 28, 2011

  • one completely worn-out bra. nice to get your money's worth.
  • one completely worn-out purse. ditto.
  • one pair of tweezers, pink. prettier but less effective than the black ones.
  • five clear glass vases. about time i got rid of that inventory.
  • ten children's books. going to good homes.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

  • one switch plate cover. they are starting to rise to the surface like dead fish.
  • one can of pepper spray with accompanying leather holster. i will never have the presence of mind to use this should the need arise.
  • the pieces to a lock and knob set, minus the doorknobs themselves. hmmmm.
  • a bottle of castor oil. i was too scared to use it.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

  • five children's books. just the beginning.
  • all the pens in the house that no longer work. i still have two jars of pens and four of pencils.
  • one three-drawer plastic organizer.
  • one beautiful shirt.

Friday, February 25, 2011

  • three votive holders. if i use my entire inventory simultaneously, i may burn down the house.
  • one votive candle. weird shape, doesn't fit.
  • one package of photo paper for the printer. some day i will take pictures...

Thursday, February 24, 2011

  • a glass ice bucket. i really want to use an ice bucket this year.
  • a piece of a wooden puzzle. somewhere there is a train missing its caboose.
  • a set of twelve powdered pigments. i am so glad my kids never found this.
  • a package of red pom-poms. seems like an unlikely purchase, but here they are.
  • a package of trading card binder pages. really?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

  • five children's books. originally published in:
    • 1940
    • 1963
    • 1926
    • 1939
    • 1985

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

  • a pair of shoelaces. still in the package.
  • a pair of towel rods. taken out of my bathroom one and a half years ago.
  • a light fixture from the same bathroom.
  • all of the hardware from the cupboards and drawers in that same small bathroom.
  • an unused switch plate. i think there may be a lot of them knocking around.

Monday, February 21, 2011

  • one piece of orange-painted metal. i've accepted that i am not going to figure out what it was once a part of.
  • one almost-empty tub of hardened joint compound.
  • one small paintbrush. no longer flexible.
  • one calculator. non-functioning.
  • one thin piece of metal. a threshold? cornering of some sort? it looks too short to be useful. even if i could figure out its purpose.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

  • three pillowcases. almost down to a reasonable number.
  • one Ikea timer. sometimes things really are too cheap.
  • zinc lozenges. too horrible to contemplate, even if they work.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

  • one collapsible laundry hamper. collapsing.
  • one refrigerator magnet. ugly
  • one vegetable peeler. i have another much better one.
  • one nearly empty bag of hot cereal. we have two other kinds we don't seem to eat, either.
  • one crappy aluminum pie tin. should i ever decide to bake a pie, i will purchase a much nicer one.

Friday, February 18, 2011

  • one subscription to an online dating site. harder than it sounds.
  • four books:
    • Confessions of a Slacker Mom. funny. tiny. wonder what she got paid?
    • The Explosive Child. enough said.
    • My Dream of You. read.
    • People With Dirty Hands. i am not actually a gardener, i just like gardens.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

  • one wooden basket with ducks on it. much nicer than it sounds.
  • two kids' dvds. everyone here has outgrown them.
  • one electric drill. with power cord. and rust.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

  • three small sheets of vinyl flooring. all different patterns.
  • one long-sleeved t-shirt. i finally wore it, and promptly stained it.
  • one pajama top. trashed.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

  • a gift box of three bars of soap. not nice enough to regift.
  • the box, charger, cord, and manual for a phone i no longer own.
  • and another charger. these are very hard to throw away.
  • cords to two printers i no longer own.

Monday, February 14, 2011

  • twelve cds. some of them no longer readable by my current operating system.
  • a shirt. i can't do that hippie thing.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

  • a big stack of children's drawings. plenty more where they came from.
  • a lingerie bag. for the washing machine. apparently i own two of them.
  • a large painted glass rock. honestly.
  • all of the school photos i never gave to anyone.
  • a yoga mat. i am possibly the only person in america who does not do yoga.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

  • an informational magnet. still relevant, just not very magnetic.
  • two green ceramic bowls. i have too many bowls of disparate styles and colors.
  • two bottles of water treatment drops for the aquarium. which now houses a lizard.
  • four containers of fish and frog food. reminders of the dearly departed.
  • one unidentifiable plastic piece of... something.
  • is it ribbon? is it tape? one roll of unpleasantly sticky green stuff.
  • one bottle of solidified gorilla glue.

Friday, February 11, 2011

  • a film camera. i have two identical ones - kind of nice, should film remain available.
  • a bra. ill-fitting.
  • a small cloth camera case. do i still own this camera?
  • another rock! they are everywhere.
  • a lovely blue crocheted purse.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

  • a promo leash from the vet's office. i wish they'd just use ours while we're there.
  • a bottle of valerian capsules. expiration date '03.
  • four of a set of five colored glass bud vases. i kept the blue one.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

  • two glass pitchers and one glass vase. left over from my long-defunct business.
  • two colored glasses. part of an old project i no longer have any interest in.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

  • four rocks. they often end up in the dryer.
  • three pillowcases. i have an incredible number of pillowcases.
  • an irredeemably stained placemat.

Monday, February 7, 2011

  • an almost full bottle of trader joe's cleaning soluntion. it smelled terrible. 
  • a jar of jalapeno/wasabi hot sauce. i kept swearing that i loved it, but i think i was wrong.
  • a box of photo corners. how have these escaped earlier purges?
  • another piece of partnerless tupperware. just when i think it's all gone...
  • a book, The Private Life of the Rabbit. not sure why i have it.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

  • one paper globe lampshade for hanging bulb. tired of it. it is easier to replace things that are gone than things that remain.
  • one metal ladle. i have two, i only need one. 
  • four company logo t-shirts. i don't have to wear t-shirts to work anymore.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

  • a green shirt that i used to love. the last four times i put it on, i decided it wasn't quite right. why try it a fifth time?
  • four large pieces of origami. my children's strategy for handling artwork they no longer want is to give it to me.

Friday, February 4, 2011

  • a bag of candle-making supplies. who wants homemade candles?
  • a glass mixing bowl half-filled with some sort of wax. i'm sure it could be melted and cleaned and reused; in short, a project that would sit for months on a shelf.
  • five pairs of foam sunglasses, beach-themed. obviously, no explanation is necessary.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

  • one barrette. the plastic coating peeled off, revealing an ugly cheap piece of metal.
  • five rocks. it is astonishing how many rocks i find carefully tucked into corners of my house.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

  • one package of plastic knives. i don't ever host picnics for 25.
  • one package of plastic spoons. ditto.
  • one package of #357 batteries. once known as hearing aid batteries. i threw away the one thing i owned which used this size battery two weeks ago.
  • one broken plastic hourglass. why do i still own this?
  • one drawing by my daughter. she is prolific, i can't keep them all.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

  • a blue rubber dog brush. completely ineffective
  • a picnic thermos. wrong size for martinis.
  • a painted glass. i will never never use it.
  • a small glass vase. bought for a project long since abandoned.
  • a book, 1001 Ways To Market Your Small Business. sigh.