Monday, October 23, 2017


  • a big glass block. i made it. so i can throw it away.
  • a fragment of a story i wrote. boring.
  • another air conditioner remote control. i can't believe they make these.
  • a small tub of body butter. which seems to have gone off.
  • a key. no idea what it might unlock.


Sunday, October 22, 2017


  • a zylophone and its striker. this brings up precious memories, but the thing itself is not important.
  • a bag of plastic knives. where are the forks?
  • a stack of plastic cups. no keggers here.


Saturday, October 21, 2017


  • one small spray bottle. winters in oregon really don't need more moisture.
  • one coffee table. back to its original home.
  • one small vintage serving tray. well-liked but long hidden.
  • one very cool little cardboard box. which will never be visible when i need it.
  • one very cute tiny turkey. collecting dust.


Friday, October 20, 2017


  • one book. sent to a friend who will like it.
  • two tiny bottles. potentially useful but...
  • two jackets. that nobody seems to wear.

Thursday, October 19, 2017


  • three books. read 'em.
  • one tiny tub dental cream. no idea.
  • one container body butter. ginger sparkle?

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


  • three more shirts. i really need some new shirts.
  • two more book. i really do not need any more books.

Monday, October 16, 2017


  • five pieces of fabric. thou shalt not hoard.

Saturday, October 14, 2017


  • a bag of one hundred wooden pegs. wrong size, returned.
  • three pairs of feet for metal grid panels. wrong design, returned.
  • a bag of metal grid panel connectors. wrong idea, returned.
  • a cordless drill. so lightweight it is not even useful, returned.
  • a package of binder clips. went another direction, returned.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


  • two linen napkins. time to rethink our napkin situation.
  • another twin sheet. where are they hiding??
  • a top sheet. we don't really use these anymore.
  • a sweater. it's just kind of weird.

Monday, October 9, 2017


  • yet another t-shirt. i didn't realize i had this many.
  • two pairs of socks. that i don't really like much.
  • two pairs of underwear. as above.

Sunday, October 8, 2017


  • a pair of jeans i hate. what a relief.
  • a t-shirt. never. going. to. wear. it.
  • a pair of leggings. bequeathed to someone who will wear them.
  • two more long-sleeved t shirts that no longer fit. clearly it's time to go shopping.

Saturday, October 7, 2017


  • one gorgeous silk scarf. i wish i thought i'd ever wear it.
  • one glass vase. painful, but likely i won't remember it in a week.
  • a really lovely wooden keychain. there are a lot of keychains in the world.
  • one lip gloss. very sticky.
  • three embroidered pins. poor color choices.

Friday, October 6, 2017


  • a book of photographs. pulled the ones i wanted, recycled the rest.
  • a giant supply catalog. because, the internet.
  • two instructional books. for a craft i do not have time to learn right now.
  • a novel from my childhood. because i can.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017


  • five more skeins of embroidery floss. not suitable for embroidery. i know.

Monday, October 2, 2017


  • one looong roll of glue dots. probably good for something, but it's not apparent to me.
  • four skeins of crappy embroidery floss. good tools equal good work.

Sunday, October 1, 2017


  • one dishtowel. well used.
  • one package pearl topped straight pins. i'll keep two.
  • one tiny notebook. too small to be useful.
  • one receipt book. i don't think i'll need it.
  • one rubber ball. ditto.

Friday, September 29, 2017


  • a sheaf of papers. elementary school reading list?
  • six photographs printed on plain paper. surely these exist in a more durable form elsewhere.
  • a drawing. no one's best work.
  • a software cd. sneaky bugger!
  • a pile of old jewelry. sent off to a fundraiser.


Thursday, September 28, 2017


  • the remote control for the air conditioner. honestly.
  • another rock. apparently named jack.
  • a pen cap thumb drive. sans pen.
  • a glass mug. volunteer recognition. thanks!
  • a 3d postcard featuring stonehenge. it really is cool.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017


  • one pair of curtains. long stored, no longer desired.
  • one bottle pet shampoo. no more pets.
  • one tube face cream. smell is important!
  • a small box with a tiny jar and miniscule post-it notes. no idea.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017


  • a chipped mug. gotta have standards.
  • a pillowcase. the number of pillow cases that find their way into this house is alarming.
  • a sheet. thought i'd caught all the twin-sized bedding.
  • two bottles of lic shampoo. power of positive thinking!

Monday, September 25, 2017


  • an ice pack sleeve. looks complicated, if effective.
  • a tiny roll of bandage/tape. losing its stickiness.
  • a pumice stone. one is enough.
  • two more t-shirts. i hope i am done with t-shirts for a while.

Sunday, September 24, 2017


  • three lovely pieces of sleepwear. nice to look at but never worn.
  • one baskety thing. for organizing something. which i guess i don't own.
  • one paper bowl. this has been hard to purge but it's finally going.

Saturday, September 23, 2017


  • one cd. not sure how this one has survived the purge.
  • one tiny bottle of lotion. ditto
  • one key. to someone's car...
  • one nail clipper for pets. sad reminder of all the pets.
  • one black christmas tree soap, covered in green glitter. creepy.


Friday, September 22, 2017


  • a paper rainbow hanging decoration. cute.
  • a pocket mirror. without a pocket.
  • a small plush toy. uninvited guest.
  • a "splat ball". shudder.
  • a small stack of temporary tattoos. adorable!

Thursday, September 21, 2017


  • one curtain rod. too short and ugly.
  • another curtain rod. which i meant to fix eight years ago.
  • two pamphlets from a previous job. goodbye and good luck.
  • paperwork from a long ago fmla leave. who cares?


Wednesday, September 20, 2017


  • one small skateboarding helmet. that was a fun phase.
  • three t-shirts. if they didn't get worn all summer...
  • one poster. i still love you, barak obama.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


  • an ugly art project. it happens.
  • a leopard-print change purse. ???
  • a portable dvd player. ancient technology!
  • a cell phone external charger. whatever.
  • a set of glasses. a gift that has been hard to let go of.

Sunday, September 17, 2017


  • a pair of beloved crocs. even gardening shoes reach a point of no return.
  • a clock. it's been showing the wrong time for at least two weeks, so apparently i don't really use it.
  • seven bottles of nail polish. an obsession comes to an end.

Friday, September 15, 2017


  • one graphic novel. it's zeus!
  • one tube of lip gloss. extremely pink.
  • one glue pen. which seems like one iteration too many.
  • a neti pot. such a great idea. but no.
  • one dishtowel? cleaning cloth? with a lovely tree motif.


Wednesday, September 6, 2017


  • a small piece of the car. which no longer fits.
  • a vacuum attachment. which is just plain dumb.
  • a tablecloth. never quite clean enough.
  • a pile of small day of the dead paper plates. cake, please.
  • a stack of birthday paper plates. still no cake.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


  • twenty paper grocery bags. not sure how this keeps happening.

Thursday, August 31, 2017


  • three packages of fancy paper napkins. as if.
  • one pillow case. old, old, old.
  • one small calendar. a formerly nice way to include art in one's day.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


  • eight books. traded for three new ones. still a net loss.

Friday, August 18, 2017


  • five wire hangers. curse you, wire hangers!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

one gorgeous glass bowl. with one enormous chip.
a pair of child's leggings. inexplicably living in my drawer.
one giant binder. which will likely have to be replaced sometime soon.
a pair of shower gloves. which make me shudder ever time i see them.
a small mirror. enough reflection, already.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017


  • one cannibalized stair-stepper. squeaky, no stats.
  • one tiny trash can. inconvenient and surprisingly noisy.
  • three bikini bottoms. teenager.

Monday, August 7, 2017

eight single socks. sigh.

Sunday, July 2, 2017


  • at least a hundred emails. hooray!

Thursday, June 29, 2017


  • two hairbrushes. of seven???
  • one pad post-it notes. so limiting, those tiny squares.
  • one bottle of supplemental amino acids. so many supplements. still tired.
  • one pocket calendar. still not used halfway through the year.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017


  • one old toilet brush. *shudder*
  • three fitted sheets. twin beds are a thing of the past!
  • one rock. yes, another one.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


  • one more piece of muddy tupperware. no more plastic containers.
  • two bottles of dried up tempera paint. living in the garage for some reason.
  • some very pink ribbon. ghastly.
  • most of an outdoor solar light. the rest is likely under ground by now.

Monday, June 26, 2017


  • five artists' business cards. sorry paper, digital connection is the law of the land.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

one can of the finally dried up remains of that ugly pink paint. in the end everyone hated it.
one can of rust-infused ceiling paint. because ceilings are the worst.
the pot that caught fire. good memories but yuck.
two composite flower pots. hope someone wants them because they may exist for a thousand years.

Sunday, February 5, 2017


  • a mug. beloved, and one of a pair. seems cruel to separate them, but then there is the chip.
  • several batteries. apparently they lose their juice simply sitting on a shelf. slackers.


Friday, February 3, 2017


  • a jar of hair...stuff. must have used it once upon a time.
  • six oddly-shaped post-it pads. i live in a post-post-it world.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017


  • one cloth shopping bag. less durable than the paper ones, which kind of makes you mad.
  • one green glass. my fave. an accidental divestment.
  • faith in humanity. fortunately this is a renewable resource.
  • one glass pitcher. lovely and unused.
  • an eyeglass case. these seem to be breeding in my drawers.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017


  • three jars. if there is nothing in them, i fail to see their purpose.
  • two small flashlights. there is a point at which fixing things seems more trouble than it's worth.

Saturday, January 28, 2017


  • one pair of slippers. too well used, and too unsightly for further use.
  • all the plastic plates and bowls. did i learn nothing from montessori?
  • a key that fits no locks. somewhere a door is permanently closed.
  • two throw pillows. the name says it all.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


  • one more green plastic cup. a terrible shade of green.
  • one bar stinky soap. not in my shower...
  • three makeup sticks. eyes? lips? brows? i'm not good at makeup.