Monday, January 18, 2016

Monday Musings 15-21

(Disclaimer: The items presented in these weekly musings are being used purely as a cathartic way to purge my closets and give a squeeze to my creative juices.  They are not being offered up to burden the drawers and closets of my readers...that being said, if there is something here that you have waited for all your life, who am I to stand in your way?)

The odd bunch. 





Heaven only knows how I acquired #1.  It has been languishing in a drawer for years.  I did put it on my mantel once.  It only took a nanosecond before it was spotted by the cats.  You know the rest of the story.

#2 was glued to the bottom of dish #5 as a sort of cake stand.  It would not have supported a Twinkie.  As in the shelf bird, a nanosecond after I received it (it was a Christmas gift), the cordial glass parted company with the plate.  I suppose I should have counted it as one item, but, since it's in two pieces...

#3 I have a bad habit of never trying on clothes before I buy them.  I think the main reason is that I refuse to subject myself to dressing room lighting.  Wouldn't you think that they would put in soft, complimentary lights, giving you the illusion that, possibly, you ARE Adele?  Instead, I seem to be an emissary of the Creature of the Black Lagoon.  I'd rather take my chances with non-fitting clothes.   Ergo, this nice top that a) does nothing for me but bad things and b) doesn't fit.  It has been rescued by my sis, on who it looks fabulous.

#4-5  The plate at the top and the plate at the bottom were both Christmas gifts.  The plate at the top was a clear glass plate that now dons a decoupage bottom.  We know the story of the plate at the bottom.

#6  A total of 61 glow-in-the-dark rubber eyeballs and one rubbery ring that used to flash on and off.  Don't ask.

#7  One of SIX nut crackers that I own.  Why?  Haven't a clue.


Mama Pea said...

Hmmm. Most people I know have only one nut cracker and can't find it on the rare occasion that they need it. You have SIX??

You're doin' great, Sweezie. Keep it up and you're going to be totally organized and free of clutter (oops, didn't mean to call your stuff "clutter") before you know it! We're all proud of you for keeping at this.

Sue said...

I'm not taking that cheap cop out----WHY THE EYEBALLS?????
I can't be kept up , night after night wondering!!

And I echo Mama Pea---great job!

Janice Grinyer said...

THE EYEBALLS!!!! OMG they are perfect - can't you use them as cat toys??? xoxo

Sandy Livesay said...


Good job!!!

Susan said...

Mama Pea - I have also been known to use them as lobster crackers. You were right on the money - it's clutter, all right!

Susan said...

Sue - Good Grief! I just saw this reply -- I hope you were NOT up all night. I got a bee in my bonnet about making a Halloween wreath with glow in the dark eyeballs. You know, the usual door decoration. I overestimated the both the size of my wreath (or the diameter of the eyeballs - take your pick) and the length of my focus. Ergo - I have a wreath that is one foot in diameter and used only one and a half bags.

Susan said...

Feral - You better believe there are a few of them (eyeballs) under the furniture. Can't wait until I walk out one dark morning and see glowing orbs on the floor.

Susan said...

Thank you, Sandy!

Suz said...

too funny. !!!!!

Jenyfer Matthews said...

Put the eyeballs in some bushes outside for passerbys at night :)