Friday Five Edition
“While packing up my mother’s apartment a few months ago following a stroke, I discovered a side to her of which I had been previously unaware. While I wouldn’t go so far as to label it hoarding, she did have an excessive number of certain items among her things. Office supplies ranked at the top.
For today’s Friday Five, share with us what sorts of things you keep in a stash, or are always certain to have on hand. You know, just in case. (Wink)” revgalblogpals
So it’s sometimes hard to be truthfully honest about the things that we stash up. Especially since the Bible tells us that “we are not to store up treasures on earth that are vulnerable to moth or thieves.” (Matthew 6:19). Yet the reality is most of us do store of things. Now the things I store aren’t likely to be top priorities of thieves but perhaps by moth. So here we go:
1. I love to have a stash of yarn and by stash I mean a cedar closet full of it and baskets scattered around the house full of it. I also must admit that most of it isn’t yarn that you buy at Walmart or a big box store, it’s yarn that comes from local spinners, dyers, local yarn shop (Knit One Smock Too) or dear friends who appreciate the fact that I’m a bit of a yarn snob.
2. I also love to add to my collection of fabric. However since I’ve started knitting more than sewing, that desire has slowed a bit but I can never pass up a good deal on fabric and I often find myself carefully feeing and perhaps foolishly buying fabric that may or may not get used in my lifetime. Hey by the time my daughter and son sort through our stuff that fabric will be cool again because it will be considered vintage (or at least that’s what I’m telling myself). Since my daughter sews she will hit a jackpot.
3. Coloring books – I know they are all the rage these days but I love to buy coloring books aimed at adults (more complicated than Elmo coloring). I have so many that even if I colored two pages a day (and really who has time for that?) I will still have enough to last a long time. Will that stop me from buying ones that speak to me, absolutely not.
4. I to store up office supplies. In fact one of the major office stores used to have a commercial about the time school was to start that had the song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” with a parent zipping around the aisles purchasing their children’s school supplies. Well that would be me but not for my children for me. I could get lost in an office supply store for hours at a time — likely the reason my husband now usually accompanies me.
5. Pictures would have to be my fifth and I’m not even worried about printing them out. Digital cameras make it easy to store up pictures. When I noticed that my year old MacBook Pro was running a little slow (which is unusual) I was a little perplexed. Until I opened IPhoto and realized I had 18,000 pictures and that did not date back to my 10 year old son (those had already been transferred to a thumb drive). Guess no one has to get rid of those but me and I’m super fearful of one method failing so I’m backing them up online and on a hard drive. I’d say I have a problem with pictures collection.
6. For the bonus: I store up blog posts in my brain that never make it onto my blog because I wonder if they will be good enough or could I express my idea as well as the other’s who blog. So I store them up and think maybe one day I’ll blog about them. Yet instead of blogging about them I just keep adding to my list. I doubt I’d ever have the time to blog them all – maybe one day I’ll get them out and see what happens. Maybe if I just keep doing it (blogging and writing) both will improve, just maybe.