Clump #108: Clear off fourth shelf in pantry.
“I just want to say one word to you. One word … plastics.”* Ah, chapter four in the scintillating story of the pantry purge.
My mom taught me to keep a back-up of certain items on hand, like plastic wrap and aluminum foil, but I guess my plastic collection got a little out of control.
Look what was hidden in there. A desiccated hermit crab? No, a common, oddly non-malodorous, kind-of-beautiful-in-its-shriveled-state onion.
Also, Christmas napkins bought on sale, ready to go for this holiday season. And last year’s candy canes Santa used to adorn the tree; I’ll use these again, since no one seems to want to eat them anymore.
This is a lesson I need to highlight for myself, especially in the season of running around and buying more, more, more: We often have what we need, if only we can find it.
The happily, wrappily after … with the floor left to go. Just looking at the floor makes me want to run screaming. All the more reason to take it clump by clump.
*If you’re like me, and would enjoy a little trip down memory lane to revisit this line in the movie The Graduate, then click here. Classic.
Thank you, dearest Judy, for reminding me…”we (often) have what we need, if only we can find it.”