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Monday, January 25, 2016

Monday musings 22-28

This week, it's all about stacks.
 
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1 - A stack of my mom's old chair cushions.  They are still serviceable, but I can't give them to Goodwill (risk of infestation....) and I already have twenty assorted cat beds.  They are too large for my dining room chairs, so out they go.  They are my landfill nightmare, which is why I have been hanging onto them for years.  I hope I don't get nightmares.
 
2 - This is a very nice, small teapot but I already have a nice, small teapot.  And a nice medium teapot.  And a nice large teapot....you get the idea.  But I have clung to it for years because it is cute.  And green.  Very little logic is involved. 
 
3 - I am letting go of some of my cookbooks - a painful process, but it has to be done.  In this stack are:  Cooking Free, Literary Feast, Porridge Sisters Vegan Cookbook, and A Return to Cooking.  An eclectic mix, to say the least.
 
4 - I am tired of saying I am going to learn to paint watercolors.  I am not.  I am too heavy-handed for watercolors, according to all of my art instructors in my previous life.  I was also deemed to heavy-handed to use a lightweight women's bowling ball and was always given a heavy one, which I flung down the lane with not a thought to precision.  I was also warned of being too heavy-handed with a pool cue, although I did support myself for a bit in college, heavy-handed or not.
 
5 - Where the heck did these come from?
 
6 - Another painfully slow process will be culling knitting patterns and the yarn stash (ouch).  But, really.  A stack (albeit a small stack) of patterns - mittens, dishtowel and dishcloths.  MANY more to go.
 
7 - A very nice LLBean barn coat in navy corduroy.  It went out the door on my sister this weekend which is why you are seeing the artist's rendering....
 
 






21 comments:

  1. You're doin' good! Keep it up, my friend.

    P.S. I almost hate to say this, but I (ruthlessly) went through all my patterns a couple of years ago and have since regretted a couple that went down the road. (Ooops, I probably shouldn't have said that, huh?)

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    1. Mama Pea - Oy! That's what I was afraid of! I am trying to be very judicious in my purging...rats.

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  2. Susan,

    Keep up the good work, soon you'll see the end.

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    1. Sandy - I keep saying that to myself, but the stacks are still there!

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  3. Smart sister to start hanging around at the weekend while you purge. Word may get out. Is it worth putting stuff in a FREE box out by the road as a last resort?

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    1. Susan - I'm hoping not to have to resort to that - with the iffy weather around here, I'd be hauling it to the curb and back twice a day.

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  4. I bet you're really starting to feel the effects of losing the extra "treasures". Gotta be a good feeling.
    I'm going through my books..which is an incredibly long process, as I am rereading each and every book I own. Some of them I wonder what in heck I was thinking.............................

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    1. Sue - LOL! I have the same feeling when going through my CDs - some are cringe-worthy.

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  5. Susan, my girls are cleaning house this week now. I have a pile for the thrift.

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    1. Kristina - when they're finished there, send them up here.... :)

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  6. Good for you purging! I got rid of a tote full of clothes "I might fit into someday" yesterday and donated them. I feel lighter already!!!

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    1. Nancy - I have a stack of those, too. I need to face reality.

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  7. Oh your doing so well...I have Yards, Piles, Stacks, reams and scads of things to sort and deal with...its more fun to plan the garden, try new recipes, clean the oven that to deal with my collections!

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    1. Fiona - Clean the oven!?! Surely you jest! :)

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  8. Ooooooh love that teapot Susan! But I think you said you don't want to ship to the UK? If that's the case, might I ask you to ship to a friend in Missouri? I think she'd like it and if she didn't, well one day I plan on making it back out to her homestead so am sure she'd hang on to it till then. What say you? X

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  9. P.S. Inspired by you I did actually create 5 bags of clothing for our version of Goodwill. They have sat on the back seat of my car for three weeks and counting.

    Well I am halfway there!

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    1. Beverley - My little teapot has found a new home! Making it into the back seat of your car counts! I drove around with three bags in the boot and completely forgot about them until I needed to load chicken feed in the back. That was motivation enough!

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  10. Hi, sorry for the delay, I was in Dublin.

    I am reading the teapot statement two ways...a new home already with some one else or did you mean me? If the former, I hope it will be very happy. If the latter, let me know how I can reach you to give an address!

    I have a feeling the bags will stay there until out of curiosity I go looking for something I fancy wearing again. Gah! I must get rid this week.

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    1. Beverley - It was taken locally. I know what you mean - given enough time, you might weaken...

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  12. I love love love the green teapot... I kind of have a thing about teapots... though I never use them - and I brew my tea from a bag directly in my giant mug!

    Could you donate the cushions to an animal shelter?

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