Thursday, June 16, 2016

Where was I....?

Ran out of steam and daylight (the inside of my house is dim - or, as I prefer to put it, filled with mood lighting.  And the mood is dim...) so I did not photograph the items, but here are some of the most recent 'volunteers' in the Great Purge:

161- white lace t-shirt.  I thought it looked marvelous online.  But, on me, it looked...wrong.

162- blue (faded) mandarin collared cotton jacket.  This has got to be at least 15 years old!  I have held onto it (and worn it) up until last year.  Then I caught sight of myself in the mirror and realized it was faded, and worn to a frazzle.  It was not an easy purge - I tend to get attached to certain articles of clothing.

163- red (faded) mandarin collared cotton jacket.  See #162

164- black knit pants.  With tags still attached.  I resembled a black sausage when I finally tried them on.  At home.  And then promptly lost the receipt. 

165- glass mixing vessel from a St. Germain liqueur promotion.  I kept the St. Germain and dole it out like it's liquid gold.  Which it is.

166- ancient ice cream maker

167/168- bicycle tires.  I do tend to hang onto things for no good (or understandable) purpose.

169- plastic watering can with a hole in the bottom.  And I was saving this for...what?

170- a case of empty baby food jars.  I had two and talked myself out of one, because you never know....

I will continue to try and catch up (catsup, ketchup...snort) until I can get back into my weekly seven.   I also plan on making a laden trip to Goodwill next Saturday.  Good thing I drive an SUV.


I have discovered that I can check out e-books onto my smart phone.  While I still prefer an actual, physical book, my local library's very limited hours do not sync with my equally limited free time.  It is almost impossible to get there when they are open.  I am currently fixated on M.C. Beaton's Hamish Macbeth series.  It's light reading, but the characters are excellent, the plot line delightfully convoluted, I love Scotland and I can tote them around with me.


One of my favorite egg customers is stopping by to pick up eggs tonight and bringing  Limoncello.  I can see that only the basic chores will be completed tonight...


Theresa Y said...

Read every single Hamish Macbeth book. You'll love them all. She also has another character series called Agatha Raisen. Not quite as good as Hamish, but something more to read.

Fiona said...

Magic lemoncello..have you watched or read Under The Tuscan Sun?
The audio book is wonderful and her descriptions of things magical!

DFW said...

Limoncello, especially of the homemade variety is wonderful. Nice in the summer but GREAT in the wintertime! Enjoy.

Mama Pea said...

I have never heard of (nor tasted) Limoncello. (Oh, I have led such a sheltered life!) But since I like all things lemony, I have a feeling I could get into it without too much trouble.

Where do you FIND all these things you're purging yourself of? I don't have that much stuff. (But my husband does.)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

My Rare One started downloading e-library audio books onto her phone and now she reads nothing else. Turns her nose up at physical books now, she does. Beware.

Sandy Livesay said...


You'll get back into a routine of going through stuff soon stressing about sweetie!

Limoncello.....homemade OMG.....7th work tonight!!!! Sit back and sip the cello instead :-)

Sue said...

For goodness sakes!----when do you find time to read????????????????

Kristina said...

Oh limoncello sounds wonderful. I have wanted to taste that for a long time, and try and make it myself too. Good work on that purge. I just got rid of a dozen vintage suitcases. Have no idea how I got them all either.

Tyche's Minder said...

I've never heard of limoncello either. What is it?

I love these purging posts. I'm not sure why, except that I think they might be ever so slowly cranking me up to a critical mass of purging motivation myself. Wouldn't that be nice...

Nancy @ Little Homestead In Boise said...

Good for you pruging! Limoncello is basically using the zest of lemons and steeping them in vodka or grain alcohol, strain, add simple syrup.