Later in the evening, I sorted through the containers on my desk, into which I had tossed various bits and pieces and went through the two drawers in my bedside table.
|June 7 Decluttering
1 desiccated orchid plant
1 foil potpie pan
2 paperback books
1 box of poker chips (leftover from a cake I decorated with playing cards, poker chips and dice for my uncle)
1 file folder of papers
1 Thomas Brothers map book (from 1998; I guess map books are obsolete now with electronic navigation devices?)
1 brochure (Berkeley guide)
1 non-working wrist watch
There were a few other bits and pieces such as a dried out pen, a lone earring (costume jewellery), 3 packets of gauze pads that were no longer sterile, a denim day button, etc., that I just tossed and didn't include in the decluttering count.
One of the items I decided to keep is this:
|September 1974 Magazine
Why keep a magazine from 1974? I came to this country at the end of August 1974; the magazine is dated September 1974.
It is interesting (to me) to see what was being discussed back then, when I first came to this country as an 18 year old University student. Back when it was still OK to have cigarette advertisements in magazines. It was a special food issue with the emphasis on quick and easy meals, so lots of recipes. I have to admit I haven't tried any of the recipes; maybe I should remedy that! Maybe not the "Chicken Liver Pate Casanova", because I am not too fond of chicken liver, but the "Strawberry Bavarian Cream" (frozen strawberries blended with unflavored gelatin, lemon juice, hot milk, egg yolks, and heavy cream) sounds delicious, although, obviously, the recipe predates present day health care concerns about raw egg yolks. Hopefully, the warm milk will cook the egg yolks! Interestingly, the recipe doesn't call for any additional sugar.
Today, I am grateful for:
- A good night's sleep, last night.
- A productive day.
- Being able to declutter a little more.
- A cool and comfortable day.
- Video chatting with daughter.
How was your Tuesday? Did you declutter anything today? Would you choose to keep a magazine from a time that had a special meaning to you?