I am horrified to admit that this is the junk drawer in our dining room buffet.
It is the new project that I have set for myself. By next week, I hope to go through this drawer and get rid of many things that are completely unnecessary.
Why, for example do I need a tin that says "50 - Over the Hill"? That is so five years ago.
We got this at a wedding a couple of years ago. It's up for grabs if anyone wants it!
A very nice man with a metal detector dug this stuff out from our community garden site. It went into a plastic bag and into the junk drawer. There is a silver spoon, a bullet, a hinge and an old fuse, along with some ancient pennies. What should I do with it?
I guess it's time to take this film to be developed!
These look like Charles' old glasses, but I don't think they are. It's a mystery.
Three blue lanyards: National Guard, Thunder Mountain High School (Go Falcons!) and one from the Archdiocese of Anchorage Discipleship Days from about 5 years ago.
A button from the Alaska Marine Highway (I DO believe in Ferries)!
A selection of buttons and pins. (I was wondering where that Santa pin went!)
I watched the start of the Iditarod (both the ceremonial and the offical starts) in 2002. And apparently, never sewed this patch on anything. The 2011 Iditarod is happening right now!
A lone bright orange shoelace. Why did I feel the need to keep this?
A picture of one of my midwives with her baby. This was taken the day that my daughter Phoebe was born 25 years ago.
This is a chip good for one free drink at Louie's. Maybe I should use this as my reward for getting the junk drawer cleaned out (after Easter).
When the job is done, I will post before and after pictures.
When it comes to organizing, I have found that small steps are best.
I predict that I will take a lot of time to look at the items in the junk drawer, try to figure out where they came from, and then decide to keep some if them. NO! I must be strong! I must be ruthless!
Wish me luck.