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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Day After Monday Musings 43-48

 
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Better late than never, right?  It was an 'interesting' long weekend and, not surprisingly, jam-packed.  I did scoot a few other things out the door, but I count those as bonus.  Let's look at this week's shedding.

1-Black fleece vest.  Another instance of not trying it on before purchasing (anyone else out there that refuses to subject themselves to fitting room lighting?) and I don't even have the internet to blame as I got this at a live store.  Let's just say that, when donned and zipped up, I resemble a Victorian Baroness in a corset.  You know, boobs lifted to under the chin.  Charming - not.

2-Little bitty salt/pepper shakers.  Remnants of my long lamented catering business waaaaay back when.  I used to specialize in picnic baskets and packed s/p shakers in amongst the goodies.  I loved that job.  BUT, there's no room for nostalgia (if it's not involving yarn) this year. 

3-More paring down of the DVD library.  I love animation but I love Midsomer Murders more, so room must be made.

4-It was tough to decide to part with these nice, warm glove/mitts, but my fingers are degenerating to the point where the only way to keep them warm and functioning is having them ensconced in felted mittens.  As soon as those icy digits are divided into individual units, they freeze solid.

5-Old office swag - I don't even want to think about them.

6-Since I really can't help myself, I added three new cookbooks to my collection so, in the interest of my divesting goal, three more had to go.

7-Such a good idea!  For someone else.  I had longed for a cordless vacuum because cords on vacuums (and anything else) drive me to distraction.  This vacuum had great reviews - heavy on the "work so well in homes with pets" that I was sold.  Those home with pets must have had gerbils, because this poor thing filled up after 15 minutes of light vacuuming.  It went to a perfect home with my sister, who has just moved into a new apartment in the City.  With no pets.




16 comments:

  1. Was kinda worried about you when you didn't get your usual Monday morning decluttering post up. Glad to hear your delay was because of a super-exciting (no?) weekend.

    If that black fleece vest can perform the magic of lifting one's boobs up under one's chin, maybe I should commandeer it!

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    1. Mama Pea - Well, if you don't mind your chin resting in your cleavage, give me a holler and I'll send it to you!

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  2. Love the gerbil reference-I feel the same way about homes which mysteriously get clean with the Swiffer.

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    1. Susan - The Swiffer! I have one that I use on my laminate dining room floor (with handknit covers, of course). That's about the only place it would be effective. A whole house? I think not.

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  3. I loved the show Northern Exposure when it first was out. Odd how our tastes change. Hubby and I recently got a disc of it from Netflix and well, I don't know. It seemed.....slow?
    Glad the purge continues. What a fascinating glimpse into someone's life. You are indeed an interesting one!

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    1. Sue - Ditto here. I think that, once you got through the initial whiny parts, it does pick up and it was a great series. But this is nothing but the whiny parts.

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  4. Good greif....I have the top two cookbooks! I am fascinated by your collection!
    Oh as to vacumn...we got one with the "Pet" feature....small gerbil sounds about right, sure not a cat that sheds her entire coat everyday!:)

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    1. Fiona - You have such good taste! :) I really think these reviewers have miniature poodles that do not shed. I mean, real pets shed, right?

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  5. I love seeing other people's purging and shedding. Good job. I've been doing it for well over a year now and still find stuff to get rid of. We have 3 dogs and 2 cats in the house (one's a collie/shepard mix) so I understand only to well the bathroom troubles.

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    1. Ruth - Having to publically display it every week has kept me honest (and motivated). Oh, those mixes are real shedders! My Bernie used to shed in clumps!

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  6. We just took a load to the thrift, and my youngest just brought down a bag of cloths she can't wear. She lost about 36 pounds now (just by walking and eating right). I guess I'll be making another trip to donate soon.

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    1. Kristina - That is wonderful about your daughter! Hooray for her! I know that donations are appreciated in my area - especially clothing. There is no place to shop for people on a tight income.

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  7. We used to love watching Northern Exposure too. Where I first heard of Demi Glace & the amount of effort it took to make it. Strange, the things we remember, huh?

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  8. keep going with the decluttering. I live vicariously through your success. My girls love the glove/mitten combo. They can fold them back to do things outside.

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