Sunday, July 31, 2011

  • a bunch of roller skating/skateboarding elbow and knee pads. tossed the girly flowered ones, kept the serious boarding set.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

  • a cloth wine bag. for carrying a half dozen bottles. one of two.
  • two advertising refrigerator magnets. one for the vet, one for a medical clinic.
  • a sarong-like piece of fabric. purchased in kenya, much the worse for wear.
  • a spool of not quite ribbon, not quite string. annoyingly in between.

Monday, July 25, 2011

  • worry. about the house, the yard, the laundry, the errands and the job. we are on vacation.
  • a rock. yellow, glass.
  • a green scarf. finger-knitted.
  • a blue beaded scarf decoration thingy. super cool, languishing on a distant shelf.
  • a plastic flower pot. surely they are all gone now.
  • an outdoor solar globe. maybe left too much in the weather.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

  • ten picture books. long unread, unwieldy.

Friday, July 22, 2011

  • an outlet box. blue, plastic... i wouldn't know what to do with it.
  • a plastic shovel. we use more sophisticated digging devices.
  • a stack of pink index cards. mysteriously numbered in sharpie.
  • a lone votive candle. enough candles, already.
  • a paint can opener. the other one.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

  • two socks. mismatched.
  • two pieces of tupperware. also mismatched.
  • two pairs underwear. just old.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

  • two towels. if the kids think we have too many, we have too many.
  • one bath mat. i want to toss it every time i put it on the floor.
  • a stack of origami paper. frustratingly small.
  • another meltable bead artwork. thanks, ikea.

Monday, July 18, 2011

  • a black tank top. and then there was one.
  • a foot stool. the kids like it. wonder if they will notice.
  • two blues festival t-shirts. they do pile up.
  • a small garbage can. lately the source of dog food.
  • the dog food that was in it. ant-ridden.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

  • a black shirt. the last day i wore it was exceptionally good, and exceptionally bad.
  • a halloween costume. with lots of fake blood.
  • a washcloth. with lots of fake blood.
  • a retainer. ugh.
  • party favor detritus. finally.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

  • a pile of leftover tiles. too ugly to replace, even if one should break.

Friday, July 15, 2011

  • a lovely green shirt. i can't figure out why i don't wear it.
  • a sock puppet. when my children don't want things they have made, they give them to me. tricky.
  • two cds. hiding in an undisclosed location.
  • a tiny christmas tree made of meltable plastic beads. sorry, ocean.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

  • rewards card.
  • rolodex cards.
  • check carbons.
  • printed email.
  • business card. paperless household soon?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

  • a book of postcards. neither sent nor mounted.
  • a box of stationery. ridiculously hard to discard.
  • an envelope of thank you notes from the little girls i shared a cabin with at omsi camp. montessori teaches good manners.
  • a handful of expired membership cards. replaced or invalid.
  • several expired coupons. really good ones.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

  • one hose nozzle. exploded on impact.
  • two dresses. lovely.
  • one printer manual. it's gone.
  • one software manual. no longer in use.
  • one ipod manual. even i know how to operate an ipod.

Monday, July 11, 2011

  • five more children's books. amazingly there are still more of them.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

  • five plastic flower pots. why are there so many plastic flower pots in the world? and how have so many of them ended up in my garage?

Saturday, July 9, 2011

  • a dog bed.
  • a dog blanket. there is still a lot of fur.
  • two large plastic tubs. been in a closet for years.
  • one small rug. one of three.

Friday, July 8, 2011

  • a sponge. my thirteen year old is getting in on the action.
  • a book. started it, didn't like it.
  • a rug. that's been airing outside for about a year.
  • a magnetic toy. that's lost most of its parts.
  • a tube of plastic wood. huh?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

  • two dog bowls. no more clanking of tags on metal.
    a small piece of art. pretty.
  • scrap paper. i don't want to make that many lists.
  • a cd case. i might go live in the cloud.
  • a chinese yo-yo. fun for about two minutes.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

  • a curtain hook thingy. an extra.
  • a mostly-empty tube of toothpaste. colgate, yuck.
  • a picture frame. ugly!
  • stickers. ubiquitous.
  • address pages for... something.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

  • one skirt. pretty but unflattering.
  • one filter thingy for a fish tank. no fish.
  • one red plastic tape dispenser. oddly beautiful, but empty.
  • one ceramic pie plate. formerly a receptacle for pet supplies.
  • one watch. needs a battery.

Monday, July 4, 2011

  • three leashes.
  • one dog brush.
  • an assortment of flea medication. boo.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

  • a tank top. two rust-colored tank tops?
  • four dog bones. ouch.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

  • a tennis ball. where do these come from?
  • three large plastic tupperware bowls. no lids.
  • a large metal bowl. one of three.

Friday, July 1, 2011

  • a piece of kid art. nice, but...
  • a golf ball. ubiquitous.
  • a strainer. one plus a colander should be plenty.
  • a bag of tea. yuck.
  • a sunglasses tether. uncomfortable.