CHICKEN CANISTER SET
"NKOTB" HEARTHROBS IN THE 90'S
Thirty-two years worth of "stuff" is being unearthed this week. I've been letting go of things for months, but apparently I've not let go of enough. Tonight Glenn pulled out bags and boxes of forgotten stuff from the storage area under the stairs. It's been nice to have all that storage but when we had extra space, we stuffed all sorts of things into it - things we often forgot we had. Let's see, we found a box full of our daughter's New Kids on the Block memorabilia, her first dolls, a wicker doll buggy, a handmade dollhouse and furnishings, my entire collection of Mary's MooMoos in their original boxes (which I still love but don't display right now), two new glass salad bowls in their original boxes, a ceramic chicken canister set my mom and sister gave me as a Christmas gift ??? years ago, a shopping bag full of tiny wicker baskets I've been hoarding for (dare I admit it?) over 15 years, my primitive Christmas tree and garlands, and many other items which I'd completely forgotten we'd stuffed into that nifty out-of-the way storage space. Everything had been packed well and most had been encased in plastic. All that stuff is now sitting in the garage awaiting my attention. My first task tomorrow will be to go through ALL of it and choose what to give away or sell in a barn sale, and what to keep. I'm definitely keeping the canister set. In fact, we took it to the farm tonight and it's nesting on my kitchen counter. We emptied many boxes tonight and found homes for the contents but we still have a long way to go. We have too much stuff!