Tuesday, April 30, 2013


  • one shirt. i surrender. liking doesn't equal wearing.
  • another shirt. loving also does not equal wearing.
  • yet another shirt. this one barely counts, being a never-worn hand-me-down. still.
  • and still one more shirt. which i wear but should not.
  • one pair of socks. i just don't like them.



Sunday, April 28, 2013


  • a collection of string handles. i really can't come up with a better description.
  • a finger-knitted blob. hot pink!
  • a valentine. love, love, love
  • a kids' magazine. i don't know if they read them, but they sure love to save them.
  • a clear plastic box. i love boxes. so. much.

Friday, April 26, 2013


  • a paper rocket. cool!
  • textbook. old edition. one wonders where they all end up.
  • another broken flashlight. i just want one that works.
  • one map. i am unlikely to start bike commuting anytime soon.
  • seven little rocks. she may be doing this on purpose.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


  • one ancient school workbook. be the work.
  • a connect the dots book. we like the ones with words.
  • gorgeous nordstrom jacket. but it was free!
  • tessa's wedding shoes. love you, tessa.
  • a bra. which goes with one single dress.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


  • a stash of paint sample cards. so...pretty...want...to...keep...
  • a pair of winter boots. i honestly have no idea how these came to live in this house.
  • one pair of glasses with no lenses. smuggled out of my daughter's room.
  • a shower cap from the ritz. ditto.
  • a practically unused pair of overall snow pants, child's size six. a warmer climate might be cheaper.

Monday, April 22, 2013

  • two books. always with the books.
  • a package of sewing machine needles. i am mystified.
  • eleven cds. i didn't know i still owned that many cds.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

  • school pride badge. sorry.
  • orange woven purse. when dress-up clothes threaten to take to the streets.
  • two glass coasters. pretty. but not very good coasters.
  • one spool of thread. one could last me a lifetime.

Monday, April 15, 2013

  • one bottle eyeglass cleaning fluid. this seems like a fake product.
  • photos of family furniture. that i own. 
  • a plastic ruler. substandard straight edge.
  • one whoopie cushion. well-used.
  • a set of crayon/pencils. very nice, barely used.

Sunday, April 14, 2013


  • cool paper bowl. made by someone else's kid.
  • a plastic folder. feeling very guilty about those plastic islands.
  • one hat. i am hoping we are almost too old for dress up clothes. 
  • a piece of hardware. from... something that apparently doesn't really need this piece to function.
  • a flask. i guess i only need one flask.


Saturday, April 13, 2013

  • a lovely handmade photo album and a package of paper corners. i am amused that this once seemed like a project i might embark upon.
  • a cabinet knob. undoubtedly intended for my sister.
  • an eyeglass repair kit. how could i repair my glasses while not wearing my glasses?
  • a christmas ornament. i need a house with higher ceilings.
  • a scrunchy with lots of beads. hair ornament? bracelet?

Friday, April 12, 2013


  • a gigantic pile of papers and magazines. from a box of mine that has been languishing in a friend's basement for years. hope there are no more of those out there.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


  1. anxiety. this may last.
  2. eight rocks. i have taken to tossing them out the kitchen window.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


  • my favorite pair of jeans. if i do not throw these away, i will continue to wear them despite the growing rip in the crotch.
  • five felted sweaters. the craft project that wasn't.
  • one small felted sock. i can't bear to talk about it.

Sunday, April 7, 2013


  • a joker. a dashing, 70's era joker.
  • crimping beads. from whence, i know not.
  • a yellow vinyl purse. if i don't toss it, i will start carrying it.
  • a striped canvas belt. very 1973.
  • a pair of pants. good fit, nice style, great color. do not go with a single shirt, sweater or pair of shoes i own.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

  • one toy. possibly the only toy for which i have bought replacement batteries.
  • one textbook. sold back to amazon while still relevant.
  • three t-shirts. seriously, how many t-shirts can you wear in a week?

Monday, April 1, 2013

  • two red picture frames. i bought these. insanity.
  • a photo display system made up of paperclips, blackbirds and string. nifty.
  • one cookbook. as though i go anywhere other than the internet for recipes.
  • a patch for denim. useful, though not likely to be used.
  • an orthopedic corset. it pains me to discard an item with such an evocative name.