Monday, January 5, 2009
The Treasure Trove
Am I the only one who gets out of bed at 6:00 a.m. to clean out the couch cushions? Let me tell you, it's an interesting way to start the day. The picture shows everything I pulled out of the couch. I know it looks like all that accumulated over a decade, but honestly, I clean out the cushions at least once each year. Here's what I found this time:
A lot of garbage (candy wrappers, popcorn, paper). Not very surprising.
Just as many crayons, pens, pencils...and a ruler and a protractor.
A couple handfuls of hair clips, barrettes, ponytail holders...and two combs!
Puzzle pieces, game pieces and cards for various games.
Some atypical items, including a drumstick, a recorder (in three pieces), a stone coaster, a book, a DVD...
...and my two favorite finds--a pine cone and a rubber duckie!
At one point I started getting really excited that I might find the missing TV remote and/or my pressure cooker regulator cap. But no. However, the hour wasn't a total loss. For once I got paid for doing housework! I found a $2 bill and $1.25 in lost change! Woo hoo!