Thursday, July 2, 2009

Crazy ,even without the cat....

Hi ya Peeps!

This is a picture of an actual drawer in my kitchen.Do you know what is in it?

That is 5 years worth of Chinese mustard and soy sauce and a few fortune cookies from the Chinese delivery.

I cleaned it out today and man, was it hard to throw that stuff away.

Any sane person is probably asking "why in the hell would you save it in the first place? and why was it hard to get rid of it?"

Believe me, I asked myself those questions too.

Did I think we were going to have a famine and we'd have nothing to eat but soy sauce and hot mustard? Or maybe if we became poor that stuff could really spice up some spam and top ramen?

(not our actual trailer)

I finally had to face the fact that because we grew up po' , somewhere in the back of my mind ,I was actually afraid there would come a day when I would need some soy sauce or hot mustard and not be able to get it.

(IS actually us. Soul and me.
She's the cute blonde baby.
I'm the homely brunette)

Then I had to FORCE myself to throw that shit away! And face the fact that I am a pack- rat. There.....I said it! At least I understand it now. Next project 100 pair shoe collection.

Now watch, tomorrow there will probably be a shortage of soy sauce and hot mustard.


Go take the quiz, I'll wait.

Here's MY results. They got me dead right :)

Sentimental Storer

You're not just packing things in preparation of hibernation - you are downright scared of throwing things out. You keep anything and everything. Whether you cling to them for sentimental reasons, or for the fear of not having something when you need it - you need to let go. Go through old papers, clothes and magazines. Ask yourself - when was the last time you used this item? If it's been over a year - toss it. If you are just too attached to the item keep it in a labeled or itemized box, so you can easily find it. Have a garage sale. Consider purchasing filing cabinets and storage items to help keep clutter to a minimum. Freeing yourself of the mess will lighten your life too. You'll have more space and less stress.

Ok, ok, ok ......I confess!

I saved a few hot mustards...just in case.

Yes, I know I need drawer liner. It's been on my list for 5 years now.

Luv me


Anonymous said...

I find it hard to throw away the rubber bands newpapers come in! I keep them so long, they get dry rotted! aj

desert dirt diva said...

i read your blog i comment on your blog, AND YOU have not left me a comment in months....go check the comments... and my god your hair really is two are cute tho... NO cigs SUCK!

myomyohi said...

I am also a packrat. Do they have a packrats anonymous? Oh, I guess we aren't anonymous anymore...

Anonymous said...

LMAO. I am like aj tho, I never throw away a rubber band. Might need several hundred, who knows? And I do save the soy sauce packets and use them instead of buying soy sauce at the sto. They somehow taste better with stir fry. And like Smocha I do need to go thru and "rationalize" my shoes. If I haven't worn a pair since I moved to Hot Springs, then I don't need them and will donate them to Jackson House. G5

Creative Problem Solver said...

I have a tupperware dedicated to my packet collection. It really comes in handy when I realize I've cooked fries and have no catsup!!

SOUL: said...

haha he says catsup-- i say ketchup. i think i do anyhow.

now i'm YOU are the cute blonde baby. ugh. what happened to me? i swear i went to bed one night and woke up the next day big as a house , looking just like your mother !!!


next thing ya know i'll have a damn drawer full of hot mustard and soy sauce--- it's a damn good thing they don't deliver chinese here.

oh crap !! --- our new house is only a mile away from a chinese place that delivers....


i better go ponder this
luv me

SOUL: said...

ruuuude ! you beg for comments, then don't answer. hmph!
i'm goin roastin.
ummm..i mean fishin.
luv me

SOUL: said...

how did half a sentence disappear up there??? hmmm. i meant--
now i'm the homely brunette.