Monday, July 23, 2018

Day 23: Stuffed Animals Part 2

After Decker died, I was gathering all of the stuff animals I have collected over the years, I heard about and purchased a toy hammock at Toys R Us (RIP).  My Dad put it up for me and I proceeded to fill it to the gills with stuffed animals.  Again, some from family, friends and then some came from boyfriends and/or husband.

Just a note, I kept the wild animals and one Dalmatian given that I am going to be theming my office as Disneyland (the park).  The animals will be part of Adventureland.

Here we go:



What I’m donating (except for Gypsy):









Yes, that red thing is a Noid.  As in Domino’s Pizza’s Avoid The Noid.  There is a story behind that, but not today.  LOL.

Keepers:





Yes, I’m keeping E.T.  Mickey and Minnie are my 1970’s dolls that my parents got for me during trips to Disneyland, back in the days of E Tickets.  Yeah, I’m that old, people.  Get over it.  LOL.

The Pillsbury Dough Boy was my first stuffed animal as a baby.  My sister and I had matching ones and this was the surviving one given that I removed it from her house and put it in a safe place.  The Dough Boy is strictly lines and clothes painted on, so it’s safe for a baby to hold and chew on.  Definitely needs to be washed.  

The unicorn in the back will go with my Harry Potter stuff.

The final result:



The keepers:








Deaths of Despair - Suicide

Why are the suicide rates in the United States so high?





National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1-800-273-8255 - Please get help if you are finding yourself considering suicide, or have entered that “tunnel” I have experienced of depression.  You need to talk to someone who can help you out of that tunnel.



Suicide Prevention Playlist:  From The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


Sunday, July 22, 2018

Day 22: Bedding Part 1

I have a lot of sheets and pillow cases.  I like to buy pillow cases, because I usually go through those faster than I do the sheets between wash cycles.

I have sets that are off white for one set of shams and decorative pillows, then I have a bunch of white sets for the guest bed and for my 2nd set of sheet sets.  A little convoluted, but it actually works.  Keep in mind, I also through in this hamper more stuff from Mom’s place, so there were a few pieces that could be donated to Deseret Industries, others that will have to be donated to the Animal Control.  They are probably wondering why I’m donating so much stuff to them, but I’d rather do it now than leave to someone else after I go.  Besides, I’ve lived with this stuff long enough.

This isn’t all of it, hence the Part 1.  There will be more to come.



A blanket that has seen it’s last human work.  This was a blanket Mom and Dad brought with us from Ohio in 1970.



The stash that is staying and needs to be laundered:



Stuff to donate to Deseret Industries:



Stuff to donate to the Animal Control:



And this piece is done!  More to come, but we are making progress!  And a surprise visitor!






Saturday, July 21, 2018

Day 21 - Stuffed Animals Part 1

Among the items too numerous to count are the stuffed animals I have.  This collection started when I was a child, however I was limited to what I could have, but over the years with family, friends, guys I’ve dated, the man I married, this collection has grown to unmanageable proportions.  I found two large black garbage bags with stuffed animals.  I looked them over, took pictures and they are being given away to new homes.  They blessed my life, now it is time for them to bless others.  There was one that I kept, the rest have been donated.

A recap of days 19 & 20 as I get everything packed up for donation:



Among the clothing items donated was the dress I wore to my baptism for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  December 22, 1984, I was 18 years old.


Now for the stuffed animals.  My apologies for anyone who gave me these treasures if they are offended that I gave them new life in a new home:

The bags in the guest bathroom:















Now for the final haul to Deseret Industries:






And one last picture of the empty containers:







What Is Guaranteed Income And Does It Work?




There has been some talk about this, whether this will just simply give people more of an incentive to not get a job and get off assistance, but in Ontario, some of the people are using this safety net to go to college for a degree and a new life.








The Latest On Disparity In America

We failed a report from the United Nations.


Friday, July 20, 2018

So Far Today...

After breakfast for the cats and myself (different food, I promise), I took the load of old pillows and towels to the Animal Control place for donation.

Afterwards, I took the recycling out and stopped off at the Water & Ice place I go to and filled up one of my five gallon barrels with water, prepaid.

Once home, I then gathered up donations from the 19th, 20th and items for tomorrow and drove them to Deseret Industries for donation.

I came home, drenched in perspiration, and settled down to cool down, drinking a Vitamin Water (XXX) to rehydrate the electrolytes.

I’ve done a few loads of laundry and just did a declutter (somewhat) of the dining room table.  It’s not perfect yet, but it’s getting there.