Friday, June 10, 2016


  • ten paper grocery bags. i thought i always used cloth bags.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016


  • four pieces of hardware. only vaguely identifiable.
  • one chair. too many chairs here.

Monday, June 6, 2016


  • five more t-shirts. where do they come from?

Saturday, May 21, 2016


  • a chair. how do we have so many chairs?
  • a bookcase. fewer books = fewer shelves
  • a mattress. hard to discard, no one wants these.
  • a bedframe. we're over twin size.
  • a set of sheets. no longer needed.


Friday, May 20, 2016


  • one pair above-the-knee socks. remember those?
  • two belts from dresses. i take them off, then i keep them. why?
  • two headbands. done and done.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016


  • six champagne flutes. dozens left, but that's another story.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


  • three flower pots. you can have too many flower pots.
  • one thermos coffee pot. no lid. defeat.
  • one dish towel of odd proportions.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


  • two plastic flashlights.
  • one battery-operated radio.
  • a pack of crayons and a 'fun book'.
  • lots of leaking batteries.
  • when buying emergency supplies, only keep the ones that are solidly made and if possible do not choose items that require batteries.



Monday, May 9, 2016


  • a bottle of hair conditioner. i knew we would hate it before we even opened it.
  • one fork and two spoons. they don't have to match, but they do have to complement.
  • an unattractive pair of earrings.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

  • the so cute box that housed the earbuds. so so cute and so so useless once the contents were removed.
  • two newspaper clippings. i confess i did not read them. but thanks!
  • a post-it pad. no job, no desk, no reminders. no worries.
  • the last book in a series. we do not seem to own the first four...

Thursday, May 5, 2016


  • a whole pile of cds and empty cd cases. i love shedding old technologies. move to cloud almost complete.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


  • one green tank top. no idea where it came from or where it will end up.
  • a pine cone. a present; appreciated and now released.
  • one pair chemical hand warmers. apparently expiration dates are occasionally correct.
  • a bottle of elmer's with a *little* bit of glue inside. intense frustration averted.
  • thermal cup cozy. wretched thing, no doubt destined to end up in a garbage island in the pacific.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016


  • three rolls of christmas-themed wrapping paper. good presents deserve great presentation.
  • a pair of slippers. tiny, tiny slippers.
  • one bag full of corks. which do not, after all, make excellent bulletin boards.