Thursday, June 30, 2011

  • beads. lots of beads. don't know how they've escaped purging until now.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

  • two nit combs. i know, sorry.
  • one breathing measurement device. if it's that bad, i'm on my way to the e.r.
  • mini bar of soap. only the bad-smelling one.
  • bath salts. ditto.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

  • a big pile of papers. they seem important until i look at them.

Monday, June 27, 2011

  • five more books. the shelves have reached stasis; books flow in as fast as i give them away.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

  • one bag of zip ties. lest the children get ideas.
  • one bag of copper tube straps. almost worth keeping for the name.
  • a dozen or so small spools of thread. one spool of thread will last me the next twenty years.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

  • a softball gear bag. 
  • one glove.
  • one bat.
  • one helmet.
  • one hat.
thankfully we are sticking with soccer.

Friday, June 24, 2011

  • a serving bowl. a gift, not my style.
  • a handful of hoop earrings. mismatched. and oh yeah, i don't wear earrings.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

  • a pair of rain measurement cups. for tracie
  • a jump rope. one of three.
  • a frisbee. one of three.
  • a hose sprayer nozzle. one of three.
  • a golf ball. one of a thousand.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

  • two chargers. for a blue tooth i lost.
  • one outlet multiplier. with one too many prongs.
  • a pile of socks. whose mates will probably appear, finally, next week.

Monday, June 20, 2011

  • a bottle of bug repellent. two should be adequate.
  • a baseball. starting to split.
  • a tube of lipstick. i love lipstick. i rarely wear it.
  • a brow definer. i'm not really clear on how to use this.
  • a bottle opener. no bottle in this house is in danger of staying closed.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

  • a lunch bag. worn the heck out, we like lunch.
  • a baby nail clipper. take an hour to cut one human-sized nail.
  • a pair of clip-on sunglasses. very useful.
  • a glasses case. these are available as a set.
  • a novel. which i disliked. it has a title similar to a novel that i liked, allowing it to dodge the discard pile for months.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

  • three bouncy balls. ubiquitous and generally bouncing at a bad time, in the wrong place.
  • one dolphin-shaped water gun. cutesy and leaky. bad combo.
  • one candle in a jar. smoky.

Friday, June 17, 2011

  • two river rocks. smooth and lovely.
  • one roll of transfer tape. which is useful only if you are working with vinyl stickers.
  • two pages of stickers. for a ski helmet. which clearly needs decorating.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

  • a sponge. which purports to remove dog hair from upholstery, but does not.
  • a bottle of sunscreen. apparently even if it is unopened it only lasts for a year. lame.
  • a tube of lotion. which does not absorb.
  • a small glass tile. extremely beautiful, totally useless.
  • a picture frame. too ugly to keep.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

  • five more childrens' books. time to buy tweener books.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

  • two switch plate covers. they hide, or reproduce.
  • one device that turns one outlet into three. i have a lot of outlets already.
  • one earplug. not useful.
  • one fabric bracelet. a very early sewing project by one child or another.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

  • three aluminum cups. for gina.
  • one small piece of art. no place for it.
  • a sheet of address labels. there will always be too many.
  • seven single socks. i feel sure the pairs will suddenly appear.
  • an old volleyball. deflated and threadbare.
  • a single work glove. left hand at that.
  • a pair of slippers. so cozy. so covered in dog hair.
  • a plastic flower pot. u.g.l.y.
  • a super cool satchel. rainbow striped and unused.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

  • helped my 10 year old clean up her room. dozens of things thrown away.

Friday, June 10, 2011

  • five children's books. old books are musty.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

  • two pillowcases. i can see the stripes on the pillow through the cases. not good.
  • one roll of quadruple-wide masking tape. not sure where that came from.
  • a brush. which has lost its dustpan.
  • a bag of hardware for a set of blinds. which i have already thrown away.

Monday, June 6, 2011

  • a gorgeous blue shirt. refuses to look good on me.
  • a plastic syringe. crafts, not drugs.
  • a wire inbox. not at home.
  • two switch plate covers. maybe that's the end of them.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

  • one painting of a rooster. broke it as soon as i finally decided to get rid of it.
  • one plastic flower pot. thanks, burgerville.
  • one sprayer hose nozzle. still have two.
  • a package of various sized and shaped spouts for bottles. i think this may have lived in the garage when i moved in.
  • a plastic hook rack. no.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

  • thirty-two cds.
  • five cassette tapes.
  • one pair of slippers.
  • one beaded bracelet.
  • one tiny hand-made pillow.
  • one wooden box.
  • one bed canopy.
  • twenty-five magazines.
  • one pair of pajamas.
  • one pair of pajama pants.
i am so happy to be done with this stuff.

Friday, June 3, 2011

  • five more books. that shelf is getting so close to empty.