As we have already established over here in Tracie-land, I am a piler. If it’s a flat surface, my brain takes that as an opportunity to find something to put on it. My nightstand is a perfect example. I have things on it that I actually want on there and that are useful to me. My lamp, an art piece that Liva did for me, a book that I’m currently reading as my go to sleep book, you get the idea. But I also have deposited things that have no business being there because all they are doing is calling to other things that have no business being there either.
By the way, if you know where you can buy antique keys (the metal piece that hold the mirror onto the dresser) please let me know. I bought this little dresser at my Goodwill about three years ago for $7.00. Can you believe that? If it was for sale today they would put $50.00 on it. When they loaded it into my car, they lost one of the keys, so for the past three years, it’s had a screw in it. I’ve already checked my local mom and pop places, my True Value and all of the antique stores around here. Never mind! I asked Mr. Google as my uncle Wyatt says and found a place that I think might have one!
Isn’t this great? Liv did this for one of her watercolor projects in Art this year and she gifted it to me when she got it back.
I also love this guy. I have no idea how he survived the kid’s childhoods, but he did. I think we found him at a flea market years and years ago. It reminded me of the one that we had when I was in Kindergarten. I cannot imagine making something like that with 25 five-year-olds, can you? My Kindergarten teacher was the best. Love you, Mrs. Crabtree!
Yes, that’s a baseball bat in the corner of my bedroom. Don’t you keep a baseball bat by your bed?
You all know my love of baskets, especially baskets that have lids. One of the downfalls about them though is that you can close it and forget about it. Well. I closed this one before Christmas. Let’s see what I haven’t missed.
Good grief. I have looked everywhere for my change purse. Except in this basket.
A shoehorn, candy, purse-sized hand sanitizers, a bookmark, a shell that belongs in Liv’s room and Barbie accessories which haven’t been played with in – oh – eight or so years. Oh, and a string, since that really belongs there.
My missing change purse, pens, my fake leather pen holder that holds my pens so they are not lost in the abyss, tissues that belong in my purse, a flashlight I’ve been searching for and the screws to hold my footboard onto my bed frame. Yet another project that needs to be completed.
The sleeping mask that I obviously haven’t missed, two different body lotions that I thought Liv had confiscated, my cocoa butter petroleum jelly I use as lip balm that I have turned the house upside down looking for and a reed diffuser that I bought in July 2017!
Last but not least, my flashlight that has a dual purpose that I thought was gone forever and a one hundred dollar bill. Do places where you shop take $100 dollar bills? Even our McDonald’s won’t take them – actually I don’t think they will take $50’s either. I’ve had this one lurking around since before Christmas, needing to take it to the bank and have it changed out for smaller bills because we literally can’t spend it. Isn’t that crazy? I could spend it at our Wal-mart, since they are the ones who gave it to me in the first place as cash back, but it’s just not worth the hassle I would go through. You would think I was trying to use a coupon! Heaven forbid. But that’s a completely different story. * FYI – don’t try to use coupons at Wal-mart. *
So I’m sorry basket, but you’ll have to go live at someone else’s house now. Have you decluttered anything lately? Did you find something that you thought was gone forever? Do tell!
Here are the books that are part of my To Be Read pile in no particular order:
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe
Ask Suze….About Wills and Trusts by Suze Orman
One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
Calamities & Catastrophes by Derek Wilson
Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
Beautiful Creatures by Garcia & Stohl
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Have you read any of these? What should I hurry to read next?
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