Monday, January 4, 2010
Home Spun comic strip #430
I don't know about you, but usually the beginning of the year makes me want to toss out things. I've never gotten into spring cleaning, but New Year cleaning kicks in as the cats are knocking the last of the decorations off of our tree. First things to go are the little plastic containers under our sink that seem to multiply faster than happy tribbles. Whatever looks abused or has lost its lid goes out. Or rather, it sits above the garbage can as I have a mental debate over whether I want to add another layer to the landfill. Shouldn't I be using them for baskets or seed starting? I have, of course, but no matter how many containers I put aside, more seem to pop up. I blame a certain brand of lunchmeat my son prefers. You can buy refills for your baby wipes boxes, you should have the option of buying turkey refills for the lunchmeat containers. It makes me want to switch to the deli counter, but I'm still waiting for my number to be called from the last time I used it. (I was number 486. I think they were up to...5)
But I digress. The biggest barrier to my purging is the family recycling gene. That little voice in the back of my head that tells me, "I can use that for a craft." If I don't listen to it, it starts nagging, "Mom? Did you hear me? I can use that!"