Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thing 225

Another quickie:

From 365 things

Speakers that accompanied a computer I got rid of six years ago.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Things 223-224

Another quick post. Founds these two Things in the office closet:

From 365 things

A broken shower CD/radio, and yet another watch box.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

12 years ago today

As of 12 years ago today, there is no little one who went to the market. None who stayed home. None who ate roast beef. Nor the one who had none. And they were never be any wee, wee, wee-ing all the way home.

But 18 months ago, I gained 10 more piggies to wiggle and tickle, so it's all good.

Monday, April 18, 2011

The dog ate my Things (215-222)

Remember Barkley? His was this wonderful, three-legged dog we used to dog sit for Chris' co-worker from time to time. Sadly, Barkley died about three years ago. Not long after, his owners got a new puppy. He was adorable, and playful, and even had four legs. We eventually dog sat him, after moving into the house back in 2008.

Unfortunately, unlike his chill, snuggly predecessor Barkley, this new pup instead ate our house. Our curtains, books, CDs, the remote, our phone, his leash, Rosie's leash, a FlipCam. The list goes on. For some reason, Chris wanted to save the things he ate. I'm not sure why. His owners replaced all the stuff we lost. But I obliged and saved it anyway.

Until this weekend. In my quest to clean out the office closet, I came across the bag full of chewed-up possessions:

From 365 things

We have two hats, a phone, a necklace, a coaster holder, two leashes, and the FlipCam bag.

Now, I will admit that it was kind of cool to go through these again. I mean, just look at the awesome carnage:

Leash one:
I'm amazed by his ability to chew in a straight line.
From 365 things

Leash two:
Retracted for eternity.
From 365 things

I'd love to see Chris wear this on the golf course.
From 365 things

All these Things are now in the trash where they belong. And that's the nice thing about digital cameras. I got rid of the Things, but I can always look back fondly at the time a dog ate our house.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Things 213-214

Quick post today:

I finally sorted through all of Maya's socks (she had two drawers' full) and packed up the teeny tiny ones. In the process, I found these two things:

From 365 things

I must apologize if anyone reading this bought these for Maya. All I can say is, she's the youngest of three cousins and gets TONS of hand-me-downs. So sometimes, things never even get opened.

During the sock-sorting process, I also found a handful of socks with no partners. I'm going to hold on to those for a week or so to see what comes out in the wash. But except to be seeing some singular socks here soon.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Things 204-212

I finally got a chance to organize the bookshelf to my liking (alphabetically). Although after going through all my books, I seriously considered some Dewey Decimal action. Also? For only having one kid, I own a hell of a lot of books on pregnancy and parenting.

But anyway, this little stack proved to be the only books I could part with:

Things 204-212
From 365 things

There's an old Zagats guide because we have a newer one (which is still 3 years old), an old textbook I finally admitted I was never going to read again, and some books I received as gifts. And then we have a nice assortment of books on wedding planning and surviving the Bush presidency—both things I hope to never need again.