You Never Know What You’ll Find

I’m so proud of myself!  After having gotten up at 3:30am on Friday, had my coffee and posted on BCDC…no I didn’t take a nap.  I dug right in and continued my sorting (and tossing) on my porch where my desk and computer are.

I organized a big pile of recipes that I had printed out.  I’ve been putting them in plastic page covers and putting them in a 3 ring notebook.  It makes life so much easier.  Actually, I threw out a lot of them.  Funny how something looks good when you first see it, but then later…not so much.

I got a lot done on Thursday and I felt like I wanted to keep up the momentum. I feel like I’m really accomplishing things.  I keep finding things though that I don’t know what to do with.  I’ve found 4 or 5 old planner/datebooks.  I can’t decide if I can just toss them or if I need to keep them.  They’re not journals so they don’t have much more in them than doctor’s appointments, scheduled family dinners and what I wore to work that day.  But I’m very much on the fence as to whether I should toss them.  I guess I really need to go through more carefully and see if there’s anything of more importance in them.  A job for another day.

I found lots of old cd’s for other computers so the will be living in the trash can from now on.  Didn’t find anything else that required shredding…thank goodness because that’s got a big pile of stuff on it.

That’s actually a pretty exciting pile.  Those folders hold page after page of poetry that I’ve written over the years.  Some of it I haven’t seen for years because they were in a cabinet that I didn’t look in very often.  I’m looking forward to having some time to look through and see exactly what’s in there.

I found some more photos that I didn’t realize I had.

Let me introduce Toby and Bimbo!  They are my best friend Gail’s dogs.  They’ve both passed away and I can’t wait to give her this picture!  She’s going to love it!

I found a jar full of Kennedy head 50 cent pieces.  I looked them up and the most they’re worth now is about $2.00.  I was hoping for a windfall, but no such luck!  Also found some silver certificate dollar bills.  They’re not worth much either.  Oh, well, some things are only really worth something to us.

This next thing is dumb as can be but I almost went to tears when I found it.  Lodged behind a filing cabinet, I found this…

It’s the froggy toy that was the favorite of my two kitties, Iris and Lily.  I can remember how they would fight over it and stand on their back legs while they batted it around with their front feet.  They’ve been gone for quite a few years now and this touched me.  Actually, one of the things I found was the photos that I received in the mail from the lady who gave them to me.  Tiny, tiny little kittens…Ok, I miss my kitties…

So, I’m hoping for a good result when I get to Weight Watchers on Saturday morning.  I’ve been working hard at staying on track and we will see what we see.

Happy Saturday!!  Keep on Sorting!!



8 responses to “You Never Know What You’ll Find

  1. you’ve made excellent progress, fran! and isn’t it lovely that you found some sentimental treasures.
    i have ALL date books/agendas for about the past ten years, and like you, justtt cannot throw them out for some reason.
    “some things are only really worth something to us” -> how true!! when we all sorted through g’ma’s apartment, it was fascinating to see what was special to each of us…old photos are universally special!

  2. It’s so crazy how random old things can bring back so many memories! 🙂 I love looking through old journals and stuff!

  3. I feel a comraderie here! Fran, you should see my dining room table and coffee table at this moment. I’m in the process of sorting through all MY recipes I’ve printed out over the last few years and putting them in categorized binders. Yes…I have that many. Unfortunately, I’ve only found a few that didn’t look as appealing hence the piles. Are you, Ralph & Ele game to try out some of these recipes one day soon? I promise…no broccoli rabe. It’s such a treat to find old memories unexpectantly. I’ve been looking for a diary my father kept on his many hunting trips for a few years now and found it recently while helping my mother clean out her “junk” room. Such funny, sentimental stuff. I know where I get my zest for food. Every day he would particularly salute the food they ate…breakfast, lunch & dinner. Me thinks he was a food blogger of sorts. We found picture albums of his trips as well so I think I’m going make one of those online albums and give it to my mom for Christmas. Anyway, keep up the good work with the sorting…SORTING CAN BE FUN!

    • Judy, Yes, Yes, Yes to trying something new! We would love to let you experiment on us! Anytime, just let us know. I love the story about your Dad’s diary! Maybe he was a food blogger. You should start a blog “in your spare time!!” Hugs! Hope to see you soon!

  4. Good progress and so fun to find such pet treasures (the toy and the pictures)! I have boxes of stuff I need to go through but somehow can’t make myself do it yet!

    • It can be so hard, Stacie and I’ve decided I’m just going to do it. Do as much as I can every day without making myself too crazy. It was on my list of things to do in 2012 that I wrote in January…well, better late than never!! Have a great Sunday!

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