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.