Friday, March 23, 2012

five more books. there will always be five more books.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

a small cat.
a small rabbit.
a very small dog.
a very small seal.
a very small lizard. volume isn't everything.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

  • a pile of plastic bags. not so necessary now that i no longer have a dog.
  • a book. frida kahlo for first graders. brilliant.
  • three paint brushes. we have a lot of paint brushes.
  • a piece of hardware. part of a doorknob?
  • a box of stationery. wish we used more of this.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

  • one jar of polyethylene glycol. you would throw it away too.
  • one cookbook. i know it's probably sacrilegious, but i get all my recipes from the internet.
  • one cloth wine carrier. if were to buy twelve bottles at once, they would come in a nice cardboard box.
  • two more books. i belong to the greatest library system in the country.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

  • five more books. it gets harder as the shelves get lighter. i am determined that i will be the only book blogger on the web who does not actually own books.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

  • a t-shirt. with writing on it. never going to happen.
  • a nightgown. worn to a literal rag.
  • a cloth bag. a very nice, soft cloth bag. yup.
  • an ice cream scoop. seriously, i buy ice cream twice a year.
  • a very small notepad. i must stop taking these from hotel rooms.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

  • five more books. must keep striking while this iron remains hot.
  • a picture frame. another case of put it up or put it out.
  • a rock. surely other houses are not plagued by rocks in this manner?
  • a magazine. snuck into the recycling while no one was looking.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

  • five more cds. honestly, gritting my teeth here.

Monday, March 12, 2012

  • five cds. whittling away at that final, hard-to-let-go-of stack.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

  • five books. i do not have small children, i do not need shelves of books for small children, no matter how great they are. repeat, i do not have small children, i do not need...

Saturday, March 10, 2012

  • two flower pots. they seem to replicate when i'm not looking.
  • three jars of vitamins. they only work when you swallow them.

Friday, March 9, 2012

  • a shirt. which i love, but which does not look good on me. boo.
  • a fleece headband. worn twice by one child.
  • a pair of gloves. men's gloves. very large.
  • two books. school book sale is coming soon!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

  • four books. one shelf left, then i can throw away the bookcase.
  • a pair of tights. i thought i would rock the polka dots, but no.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

  • one tiny toothpaste.
  • two tiny soaps.
  • three tiny lotions. just because it's free doesn't mean you need it.

Monday, March 5, 2012

  • one jacket. jackets are my weakness.
  • one shirt. i just do not wear red.
  • one tiny green chair. you know how something invested with fond memories seems very precious, then you realize that it's really junk? um, yes.
  • one jump rope handle. i have no idea.
  • one tube of lip glossy stuff. yuck.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

  • one large metal mixing bowl. and then there was one...
  • one sports bra. which is not so helpful languishing in the bottom of a drawer.
  • one picture frame. ugly.
  • one pair of slippers. which have seen a lot of use.
  • one growth chart. too late, we've been using the hallway wall for years.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

  • three ikea light bulbs. they do not seem to fit any lamp or fixture in this house.
  • one plastic container. a great one, it housed a shirt. probably could be very useful. someday.
  • a pair of pink rubber boots. that do not fit anyone who lives here.
  • a gorgeous silk cushion cover. this has resisted many purging attempts on my part, but now it's time.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

  • five more books. kids outgrow fiction genres a little less quickly than skinny jeans, but outgrow them they do.