Sunday, November 29, 2015

  • one pair of fleece pants. they didn't fit well at the best of times.
  • one pair of board shorts. which did fit well at the best of times.
  • one purse. well-loved. well-used.
  • one more curtain tie-back. such superfluousness.
  • two children's magazines. makes me slightly sad. likely the result of post-thanksgiving carb loading.

Friday, November 27, 2015

  • two manuals. to equipment that is gone, long gone.
  • one necklace. provenance and current owner unknown.
  • one more cord. they breed.
  • one balloon. these no longer show up with much frequency, now that the littles are large.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

  • lack of confidence.
  • need for perfection.
  • extra work.
  • self-doubt.
  • anxiety. thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

  • the last dvd. sigh of relief.
  • a pair of snowboarding boots. the giant outside belies the too-small interior.
  • three tubes flavored lip balm. blech.

Monday, November 23, 2015

  • another key. what would it unlock?
  • a curtain tie-back. superfluous.
  • a printer software disc. i'm almost free of discs, forever.
  • an ink cartridge. i know i am supposed to recycle these, but sometimes...
  • a shirt. shrunken intentionally, but not successfully.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

  • one power cord. gleefully tossing things i may later need.
  • four tiny pencils. as a child i would break new pencils to make these.
  • a plastic tray. possibly part of a printer. not an important part, apparently.
  • four parts of a toy. that we no longer own.
  • two pencil cap erasers. which are useful but somehow irritating.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

  • about a million pieces of paper. i hate paper so much that i accumulate a lot of it. which does not make me like it any better.

Friday, November 20, 2015

  • two small pencils. shorties with no erasers. so easy to indulge bias in a world full of pencils.
  • berry flavored lip balm. an abomination i may miss after the apocalypse.
  • a very thin round battery. possibly it would have powered a headlamp i will want to use in that apocalyptic aftermath.
  • a lipstick case. with a mirror! made of red leather! in italy! so pretty.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

  • a shower caddy. no place for this in my beautiful new bathroom.
  • an old electrical outlet. unknown to me this was replaced with a newer, better one.
  • all-day callous cushions. makes me hurt to look at the package.
  • a pad of green paper. which reminds me so much of a particular time.
  • a tiny bar of soap. because, how many?

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

  • a plastic checkbook cover. does anyone use these anymore?
  • a plastic knife. that used to be attached to a plastic knife and plastic fork.
  • a plastic cup. long unused.
  • a plastic ruler. ditto.
  • a giant plastic bag. a curse on plastic!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

  • a grater with a handle. less handy than anticipated.
  • a glass lid. i almost remember what this used to cover.
  • a plastic lid. i remember the bowl it once covered, but not its fate.
  • a truly terrible strainer. life will be more beautiful without this in it.
  • a truly terrible plastic cup. life will be more elegant without this in it.

Monday, November 16, 2015

  • one green wooden drawer. new bathroom. new drawers.
  • one boot insert. no boot.
  • two gloves. one torn glove leaves another useless glove.
  • seven light bulbs. solving the mystery of the buzzing switch.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

  • two bottles medication. one human, one lizard.
  • one plastic... something. which once had name and purpose.
  • a pack of stickers. purchase date: early childhood.
  • a piece of ribbon. too short, too short.
  • a yellow marker. always the one unused.
  • a tiny yellow plastic cup. used quite a bit.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

  • one aquarium.
  • an aquarium thermometer.
  • one water dish that looks like a truncated rock.
  • two wood limbs. for climbing.
  • one fake hollow rock. for hiding.
  • a heat lamp.
  • a heating pad.
  • my sorrow over the loss of a beloved pet. i hope.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

  • a tub of mealworms.
  • a tub of wax worms.
  • a bottle of water conditioner.
  • a jar of calcium powder.
  • our lovely lizard. amelia.

Monday, November 9, 2015

  • one orange sweater. sadly unflattering.
  • one sports helmet. for a very tiny head.
  • a rock. obsidian, but still a rock.
  • a tube of fizzy rehydration formula. that tastes like grape cough syrup.
  • a pdx carpet jack o'lantern. yes, we did.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

  • one shirt. which definitely fit when in the store.
  • a drill. no longer spins.
  • the suitcase the drill lived in. a horrific amount of plastic.
  • a tiny boa. very pink.
  • a cord. one of those it always seems ill-advised to toss.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

  • ten brown paper grocery bags. recycle is as good as reuse, right?

Friday, November 6, 2015

  • two keys. to a door i plan to throw away soon.
  • three tiny rubber things. for bottles. or decoration. or something.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

  • five single socks. whose pairs will appear minutes after the garbage truck has departed.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

  • one stick of deodorant. which i hate but am, inexplicably, still using.
  • one ugly orange vase. enough said.
  • an eyeglasses case. nothing nice about it.
  • a pencil sharpener. one of dozens.
  • an old packet of cucumber seeds. it's oddly difficult to throw away the seeds i've failed to plant.

Monday, November 2, 2015

  • five more books. there are always five more books.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

  • a popsicle stick sculpture. or at least structure.
  • a tube of mascara. masquerading as a marker and hiding among the pens.
  • two rocks. yes, friends, more rocks.
  • a box of junior mints. i really love junior mints.