Thursday, January 31, 2013

  • five books. only a handful of grown-up books left.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • blue corduroy jacket. misguided purchase.
  • aluminum tin. unreasonably awesome.
  • origami how-to book. we are overrun with origami gear.
  • pocket guide to bugs and slugs. i love this when i find it in the bottom of my drawer.
  • dvd of fifth grade macbeth production. i am going to mama hell.

Monday, January 28, 2013

  • two plastic spatulas. free with purchase.
  • two pairs of shorts. unworn shorts. stylish shorts. lovely shorts.
  • one small yellow silicone rolling pin. hands down my cutest kitchen implement.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • a black shirt. the inadvisability of owning a shirt that can only be worn under something...
  • a three-hole punch. the binder kind. inferior.
  • twine. cheap twine. plastic twine.
  • six rocks. seriously, enough with the rocks in the house.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • one metal trash can. i admit it. i like the plastic one better.
  • one wool hat. tragically felted.
  • two strings battery-operated christmas lights. unused for years.
  • one lunch bag. freebies just aren't that great.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • one shirt. seriously, i do not own very much clothing.
  • one tiny tube of lotion. note to self: please stop taking these from hotel rooms.
  • one nearly empty jar of nail polish remover. i am glad that i buy organic meat at a million dollars a pound only to have my daughter practically bathe in this stuff.
  • one dried up eyeliner. more contemplated than actually used.
  • one tin of unidentified white powder. my children are still (a little) too young for this to be a discovery that gives me pause.

Monday, January 21, 2013

  • glasses case. still on the fence about the glasses.
  • eyeglass polishing cloth. though ubiquitous, these are truly never around when i need them.
  • mother's day bookmark. sue me; it was not original artwork.
  • piece of plastic. once part of... something.
  • straw hat. how many ill-fitting straw hats does one family need?

Sunday, January 20, 2013

  • three more photo albums. careful curation.
  • one book. left here by someone.
  • one more dwell. sneaky.
  • word search book. silly.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

  • mardi gras beads. an ecological nightmare.
  • one package of straight pins. these are very cool.
  • two packages of needles. we have apparently been mistaken for people who mend.
  • one small beaded, sequined box. ornament. box.
  • pumpkin carving patterns. a travesty.
  • ancient egypt art kit. decorate your own tomb.
  • a sewing tin. fake vintage.
  • black costume sash. looks flammable.
  • blue modelling clay. we are more about 2d.
  • one bottle motor oil. inferior, apparently.

Friday, January 18, 2013

  • a water bottle. a curse on the manufacturers of crappy water bottles.
  • wallet magnifying glass. less useful than i had supposed.
  • nearly gutted pillar candle. note to self: only buy votives.
  • a dozen plastic rewards club cards. grrrrr.
  • a zillion pieces of paper. only art and literature will be tolerated.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

  • four brown dresses. you've never seen me in a brown dress? exactly.
  • one brown hat. it was a good look for a while.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

  • old boarding passes? how is this possible?
  • set of camera chargers. none of which charge either of our cameras.
  • one (cheap) digital camera. who still uses those?
  • one checkbook cover. who still uses those?
  • one tape measure. who still...? i mean, we have at least five others.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

  • favorite too-small jeans. ouch!
  • second-favorite too-small jeans. ouch!
  • favorite too-small shirt. ouch!
  • favorite shirt that i love but never wear. not so bad.
  • comforter cover that clashes with my bedroom walls. easy.

Monday, January 14, 2013

  • picnic jug. non-thermal. been trying to shed this for two years.
  • laser-cut geometric stainless steel blocks and rings. amazingly cool. 
  • ancient glass light fixture. must not make assemblage artist friend into dumpster. but.
  • cocktail napkins. i should have more parties.
  • blue paper star-shaped hanging lampshade. now i never have to find a place to hang it. ever.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

  • five decorating books. dwell interiors? get real.
  • candle holder. no longer pretty.
  • four other books. a series that my children are unlikely to want to read. despite my desire that they should.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

  • another photo album.
  • another hundred photos. first five years of parenting: overalls, bathtubs, bandaids and sleeping.
  • one photo album.
  • approximately forty photographs. we are cute when curated.

Friday, January 11, 2013

  • five books. apparently i have quite a few gardening books.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

  • a folder of 401k statements. i heart a paperless file cabinet.
  • one pair of sweatpants. too short. it's hard enough to look good in sweat pants.
  • several photographs. keep only what you want to remember.
  • a photo album. scanning project, anyone?
  • a pair of pants. beautiful pants. expensive pants. formerly very flattering pants. sigh.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

  • one small dry erase board. it is fortunate that my children do not find me interesting enough to read this blog. 
  • the other eight magazines. possibly the most satisfying thing to throw away.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

  • two advertising magnets. good cause does not = nice magnet.
  • three turtles. painted papier mache. pretty.
  • one elephant. fabric. pretty
  • one toy basketball hoop. plastic. not pretty.

Monday, January 7, 2013

  • the seven magazines in the living room. does anyone ever actually try recipes from back issues?

Sunday, January 6, 2013

  • eight mechanical pencils.
  • three felt-tipped pens.
  • seven ballpoints.
  • five hardened erasers. i was persuaded to keep every single wooden pencil. which could be considered disaster supplies. by someone who reads far too much post-apocalyptic literature.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

  • seventeen books. which you can peruse at the madison high book sale on january 26 and 27. my junk is your junk.