Tuesday, May 31, 2011

  • one paint tray. used. 
  • one paint stirrer. also used.
  • one large, thick, slightly jagged sheet of glass. um...?
  • one yellow flowered bowl. the last one.
  • one soup pot. i really really don't need two.

Monday, May 30, 2011

  • a bottle of cheap lotion. never buy the cheap lotion.
  • a bottle of cheap shampoo. never buy the cheap shampoo.
  • a cool pin. that i do not wear.
  • a bra. workhorse no more.
  • five spent markers. we have a lot of writing utensils in this house.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

  • three childrens' books. regifted.
  • two ornaments. not christmasy, what are they for?
  • one small piece of kid art. we have better specimens.
  • a pile of little hangers. our clothing is no longer quite that small.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

  • one hinge. what good is one hinge?
  • one bar of hotel soap. only save the ones that smell good.
  • one tiny plastic fork. from a fabulous kid's picnic set, long gone.
  • one travel mug. i drink coffee at home.
  • eight champagne corks and two not-cork corks. none are suitable for cork board building.

Friday, May 27, 2011

  • five books. one was a memoir i didn't want to read which has now been proven to be at least partially made-up. vindicated.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

  • two keys. which do not fit any of my four exterior doors.
  • one bottle of sunscreen. still skeptical about the one-year expiration hue and cry.
  • a wok-with-a-handle. came with the house.
  • a bolo tie. despite the gorgeous piece of jasper on the clasp.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

  • five small flower pots.
  • three saucers for underneath those pots. will anyone take them from my curb?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

  • one empty round burt's bees tin. i have searched for a reason to keep this.
  • one small glass stone. nice to touch.
  • one giant glass pickle jar. seemed like i would use it for something.
  • two painted glasses. prototypes.

Monday, May 23, 2011

  • a bag of flour. maybe? unlabeled.
  • a bag of cornmeal.
  • two tubes of cake decorating gel.
  • a box of pectin.
  • a tin of breadcrumbs. god i hate baking.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

  • five pieces of hardware. does it count as hardware if it's made of plastic?
  • one glue stick. dryish.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

  • a dozen bottles, cans and buckets of hazardous stuff. off to the dump!
  • a bag of batteries. same place.
  • an empty camping fuel bottle. will take a stronger hand than mine, the cap won't budge.

Friday, May 20, 2011

  • two crab nets. no little crabs here.
  • one outlet multiplier. a blown circuit waiting to happen.
  • an old art project. and with it, the bad feeling about not finishing it.
  • a falling-apart book. my daughter the saver will never miss it.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

  • ten cds. taking advantage of a moment of ruthlessness.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

  • a bundle of crayons. we don't seem to use crayons anymore.
  • a felt bracelet. made for me by one of my children.
  • a bag of gluten-free hot cereal. now i don't have to feel guilty about not eating it.
  • a plastic checkbook cover. i rarely write checks.
  • a three-sided rule. pretty useful, but we have a prettier one.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

  • a dvd. that perhaps i was intended to value more than i do.
  • a pencil. i find at least one pencil on the floor of my house every. single. day.
  • a lovely book. just because the author signed it does not mean i have to own it.
  • a piece of kid art. with the permission of the kid.
  • a jigsaw puzzle. more fun in a cabin.

Monday, May 16, 2011

  • a piece of cable. the kind that connects the tv to, um, the stratosphere?
  • a vent elbow.
  • four vent clamps. they look so useful. and yet...

Sunday, May 15, 2011

  • three notebooks. no longer tripping over them.
  • dozens of pagers of stickers. why does it seem wrong to throw stickers away?

Saturday, May 14, 2011

  • a folder. beige. too ugly to use.
  • three receipt books. hand writing receipts used to be easier than creating them on the computer.
  • several calendar pages. part of an old art project.
  • a plastic squeeze bottle. a one-time applicator of adhesive.
  • headset for a phone i no longer own. that box is now almost empty.

Friday, May 13, 2011

  • a whole pile of plastic flower pots. recyclable?

Thursday, May 12, 2011

  • a jacket. i let them talk me into white. should have bought the brown one.
  • a gigantic pair of glass earrings. where did these come from?
  • a small wall hanging. love it. it sits in a closet.
  • a pedicure set. hahaha.
  • a large pink pillow. no one is motivated to sew it up.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

  • one sweater. things i love.
  • one pair of shoes. things i paid money for.
  • one sweatshirt. things i wish i wore
  • one skirt. things i do not use.
  • one bra. this one, at least, i can return.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

  • one shower curtain rod. two showers, three rods.
  • one string christmas lights. ugly.
  • one can primer. i'm pretty sure i'm allergic to this kind.
  • one heavy-duty extension cord. i know these are really useful, but do i need four?
  • two packages of mailing labels.

Monday, May 9, 2011

  • five giant books. feels like i just lost ten pounds.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

  • five shirts. and i thought i'd gotten rid of all i the ones i don't need.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

  • a broom. i have two outdoor/garage brooms.
  • a wooden stool. everyone here is tall enough to reach the sink now.
  • a world map. not looked at in ages.
  • six small flowerpots. likely there are many more.

Friday, May 6, 2011

  • five books. i am never going to read/reread these.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

  • three hats. bada-bing...
  • three scarves. bada-boom.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

  • a pile of hanging folders. hoping to need fewer, not more.
  • a stuffed monkey. no one will notice.
  • an old book. unread and very musty.
  • a bottle of nutritional supplements. which i will never use no matter how long i keep them.
  • a nail clipper for dogs. i will never be brave enough to use it.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

  • five cans of paint. what's the expiration date on paint?
  • one sander. for smoothing out drywall seams. which i will never do again!

Monday, May 2, 2011

  • one bottle ophthalmic suppressant drops. canine, i think.
  • one bottle cilantro tincture. i have no idea what that might be used for.
  • one pair cheap sunglasses. very cute, too scratched up to see through.
  • one switch plate cover. i know there are more...
  • one children's book. almost done with the never-going-to-reads.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

  • three light bulbs. an odd size. i don't think i have fixtures that fit them any longer.
  • seven canning jars. perhaps someone would like to fill them with jam and pickles and return them?
  • a large plastic container. which contains nothing.