bag of stuff

Bag of stuff. Mainly books. Bag gone too.

OT (Off-topic) – although is it really off-topic? Hmm.

PART I: KARMIC BALANCING UPDATE

This is my 4th update on my stuff. The stuff I’ve actually gotten rid of, as opposed to started to admire, worship, use or transform into prop for fabulous art:)

Not all this stuff has been documented here, but I do consider it part of the overall kismet of the project. Whenever I give a bag of stuff away, I usually feel that much lighter and spryer. There is the occasional tear shed at the departure of certain objects, those ones that have been with me for a long time, or were intended to be great things, but ended up being albatrosses. But truly I think they are more tears of joy.

bag of stuff

This one includes some of Mr. OP’s stuff. The belt is mine. I actually lost weight and it got too big!

bag of stuff

2012 closed off with getting rid of old sheets – not donated as they were truly rags, tossing out old sentimental greeting cards ( a super tough one for me – I kept 1/2), and spending a lot of time cooking to use up dried beans, cans etc in the cupboards that had been there for a questionable period of time. No one got sick:)

I also recently got rid of, but did not re-photograph:

The waffle iron, the radio, sandals (plus another pair that didn’t get documented)  and at least 4 more items I can’t remember were also released. Sometimes I say I will donate, sell or trash stuff, and sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn’t. But it’s happening more.

One funny moment from 2012 – I found a link to my site from craigslist – the seller was using my pixs of the toaster to sell their own.

PART II: AWARDS

I got 3 blogging awards (or nominations) this past fall and am only now responding to them officially.

A Versatile Blogger award from Jen at WinterOwls.com (her blog extremely versatile and lovely too:)

One Lovely Blog Award, from Edwina  reretro.wordpress.com  (lovely stuff too)

and A Liebster Award ( which is the 2nd I think)  befasterblog.wordpress.com ( a fellow Dr. Who fan)

1. Thank You. Thank You. Thank You.

2. Rules: Aack, I’ve left this so long that I can’t quite comply with this part the way one “should”.

Let this suffice:

Check out their blogs above.

Here’s a few more I read on a regular basis (even if I don’t always comment, time being what it is) – ones I award  whichever award they would like: (in no particular order)

Richard – The Future is Papier Mache – art, photography, fantastic lists

Syndey – http://sydneylancaster.com/ – art (and I believe she is a fellow Canadian!)

FM – frivolousmonsters.wordpress.com/ – challenging to describe. Very funny writing.

CG – http://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/ – photographs

B.G. Mitchell http://bgmitchell.com/ – who is a about to embark upon a year of comedy, after a year of living sober.

John – http://johntodaro.wordpress.com/ – photographs (many with stunning light)

Olive – http://ingewilkens.wordpress.com – photography – which I just discovered today she has been doing for over 50 years! I salute you.

That’s 7 – a nice uneven number. There are so many more. Happy New Year to all,  happy blogging and all that jazz.

Many thanks for reading this blog, I appreciate every comment, and have a lot of fun reading your blogs.

Cheers!