Friday, June 29, 2012

Seven things

Clothing and paper stuff:

  1. a top
  2. 2 throw pillows
  3. toddler pants
  4. pair of leggings
  5. coloring books
  6. cards and envelopes
  7. stickers

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Some more large household furniture and items:

  1. dining table
  2. 4 chairs
  3. headboard
  4. set of 2 night stands
  5. another night stand
  6. red sit-on scooter
  7. pair of shoes

Friday, June 22, 2012

Seven things

The big stuff. Finally got around to it. Ahh, so much more empty now:

  1. lawn mower
  2. 2 rugs (maroon and blue)
  3. sofa with extra slipcovers
  4. kids' rm artwork and wall stickers
  5. paper flowers arranged around the clock
  6. framed parrot - back to parents
  7. corner shelf - back to parents

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Around the house:

  1. picture frame - glassless
  2. paay (straw mat) - shedding
  3. dough buttons - for a sweater, didn't need these
  4. glass marbles (these also appear out of the woodwork)
  5. more extra house hardware
  6. insta jack - for a phone line we may never need
  7. blue tricycle - outgrown, though rarely used

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Seven things

Emptying the toy bins:

  1. trains and accessories - even more, coming out of the woodwork
  2. big wooden blocks - too many different kinds of blocks
  3. 2 drums - rarely used. better pots and pans.
  4. swing and slide set - outgrown
  5. red scooter - rarely used
  6. xylophone - uninteresting compared to the "real" keyboard
  7. 8 ball - not yet age appropriate

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More catching up of giveaways:

  1. kid artwork - some used as placemats, the rest have to go
  2. holiday ornaments I just don't feel connected to
  3. 2 gift bags
  4. envelopes
  5. orange top
  6. small cloth pieces
  7. train tracks - do these ever end?

Friday, June 15, 2012

Seven things

Catching up on old giveaways, finally out of the house:

  1. orange parachute pants - well loved but just no longer look any good
  2. suitcase keys that don't match suitcases
  3. boxes/ribbons
  4. 2 electrical diyas/lamps - only one of each works
  5. plastic animals
  6. 2 trophies - long forgotten accomplishments
  7. pieces of cardboard

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Seven things

One by one, out they go:

  1. a zip-up dress
  2. doorhangings
  3. sweatshirt
  4. salwar set
  5. religious papers
  6. 2 religious idols
  7. round brass plate

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Kindness from strangers

After reading a bit from "The Power of Good: True stories of kindness from total strangers," I reflected on the past few days, and turned up the following:

- While on a trip to San Francisco by train, at least 3 strangers helped me carry my big duffel bag into and out of the train and station
- Several people offered advice on which bus to take and directions
- An old lady offered my son gum (I refused with apologies, he doesn't yet know not to swallow!) and others chatted with him amiably
- I've had lots of doors held for me
- People have been patient while I rooted for change or answered a call (or child) during a conversation
- Others smiled unasked and said thank you!

I'm not so sure of what I've done for others, but I'm aiming to pass it on.