After going through my Grandfather’s desk and drawers, it would be really easy to write about more strange stuff I found but then I thought that it probably wasn’t fair to do that. After all, I’ll bet I have plenty of things that make perfect sense to me but look strange to other people. In a quick bit of “research,” I emptied my purse to see what was lurking there. Items of note? 16 pens, all working except one. A spoon, I have no idea why it is in my purse. I keep finding it there, wondering why I have it and forgetting about it. I’ve carried it around now for weeks. $3.31 in change. Sun glass piece for glasses I haven’t worn in nearly 2 years. The key to my brother’s house that I should have returned at Christmas. An empty pill container. A broken mirror that I just couldn’t bring myself to toss and the business cards/holder for a job I left nearly 4 months ago. No wonder my purse was getting so heavy! I did a cursory search of my drawers and shelves and these are the things that could look odd by someone other than me. I’m not explaining what they are and why I have them until the end of the post. The idea is that you have come across them while cleaning out my things.
Answers: A. This bottle contains water from Loch Ness. I visited it over 10 years ago. There is no marking on the bottle that would lead someone to believe it contains anything other than tap water. I have no plans or ideas for this. I’ve moved three times to three different states with it. I just like the idea of having a little Loch Ness with me. B. This monster was made by an artist friend of mine. I just like it. I decided everyone should probably have a house-monster. Her name is Lula. C. Found these two old rulers cleaning out my Mom’s garage. I just really like them and want to do something with them. (This is that slippery slope, isn’t it?) D. I got this teacup at Goodwill for $.50. I have a weakness for blue and white china. I don’t know what I’m going to do with it yet and somehow it ended up in my room. I got the wool in a spinning class and the eyebrow pencil doesn’t work very well. I couldn’t bring myself to throw either of those out until I just typed those sentences. I’ll toss them when I get home tonight! E. A baby store was going out of business right when I had a bunch of friends were having babies and baby showers so I grabbed all the cute outfits I could find. I clearly over-estimated how many I would need because now I have a bunch left over. Someone in my circle needs to step up and have a baby. Actually, I think I’ll donate these to a woman’s shelter. That is where they will be needed the most. F. I picked up that photo in a junk shop. I just really liked it. Especially the man’s beard! If you have ever had trouble getting rid of things, try writing out the reasons you have them. I am finding it has made it very easy for me to get rid of a lot of these! Except the house-monster. Every household really does need one of those. What’s the strangest thing someone would find in your drawers or shelves?