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fridge magnets

Yesterday was Lyanne's birthday...happy belated birthday, Lyanne!

I'm in the midst of the most complete home office purge I've done since we moved into this building. Claustrophobia has set in, and I need to find some more space somehow. And I've actually cleared a space in front of my window so I can actually look outside. Wow. There's a world out there.

At this moment, the contents of my office have exploded into the living room, and I'm gradually trying to fit stuff back in. Purging as much as I can, but throwing things out is difficult for me; I'm a packrat by nature. I need to at least clear the living room by the time Andrea arrives this Friday, however, else she won't have a place to sleep!

While I'm going through this spring cleaning frenzy, I'm coming across stuff I haven't seen in ages ("Oh...THAT's where that went!"). It's tough not to reminisce over every item like this, and even tougher to force myself to throw it out.

The Blatherpic at the top of the page is of Paul and Beckett's fridge. I took the photo when Allison, Jodi and I briefly visited just before Consonance a few months ago. On our fridge: one set of magnetic fridge poetry, "dress up Venus", postcard magnet from Beckett, Totoro clip magnet from our friend Ryo in Japan, Dandelion Wine biz card magnet, Moira Allen biz card magnet, doubledecker bus magnet from the UK, Greg Klyma fridge magnet, air plant, some very old pictures by Sara and Annie (one is a fingerpainting by Sara when she was two, I think), small photo magnet of me with Sara in my lap, Star Trek Enterprise magnet (I gave this to my brother in '93 after Toronto Trek, kept it after he died later that year), bits of poetry which visitors have put together (-very- interesting, hm... :-)).

So what's on your fridge right now? :-) Answer here.

Today's Blatherpics:

- Paul and Beckett's fridge.

- Our fridge.

Feel free to suggest a daily poll question.

Today's Poll: (Courtesy Sherman Dorn)

Do you have anything interesting on your fridge right now?

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