I am having a rather good time rummaging around in my stuff and tossing things in the "out you go" bin. There were no takers for the prior items, other than the Anchor Hocking dish. So into the Goodwill bin they went.
Now to this week's selection. I have had this big (BIG) comfy down jacket for a long time and it's saying something that I have not stained it, ripped it or generally destroyed it. My mother has the exact same jacket. The last time I wore this was when a well-meaning sales clerk exclaimed, "Why look at you two! You look exactly alike! Twins!" First, let me state that being told I look like my mother is an extreme compliment, as she is a beautiful woman (inside and out). However...being told that I look exactly like a 91 year old is not high on my list. I would much rather hear - "OMG! It's Adele!!!!" (Yes, yes - snowball's chance in hell and all that, but a girl can dream...) So my red jacket is ready for a new home.
Number 2 is a Brooks Brothers heavy men's XL (although I'd say it's really a large) sweater. A neighbor gave it to me. I'm not sure why. I already have the Geezer and I'm sticking with it. This is a beautiful sweater and it needs a new, loving home. (Aside: Where the heck does "sweater" come from? I mean, don't you put one on to keep warm? Isn't it cold when you don your sweater?)
Number 3. Yes, it's a fitbit. I direct you to the Magpie Syndrome explanation. There are two reasons this is on its way out. First, I tend to balk when feeling that I am expected to walk a certain number of steps per day. There's too much pressure. If I have a fairly sedentary day at work and it's raining cats and dogs when I get home and all dark and dreary, am I expected to slog out and hot-foot my way to 10,000 steps? Run in place? Second, it was just this reason that my dearest friend, Kay, lost her life on a dark, dreary, rainy night - trying to cram in those last steps to top her record. It needs to go to someone who is more disciplined than I am.
Number 4. This was thrifted and I was taken in by its cute, pineapple-y charms. That was six years ago and I have never used it. Out it goes.
Numbers 5-7. I could have lumped these under one category of "media" but I'm not gonna. Honestly? I cannot take one more viewing of Barbara Stanwyck doing slapstick. I prefer the charming comedian Cary Grant to the charming rogue. Valerie June has a great voice but every single song on this CD sounds the same. These are destined for the library.