Saturday, February 16, 2008

Collections

I have collected several different things over the years. I usually tire of them and move on to something else. My schrank is full of things I have collected on our travels throughout the world.

Today I spent my morning in class--I can quit worrying about my post test as I made a 92!

This afternoon I spent helping my mom (minus the hour I was gone for microdermabrasion) clean out a few files in her computer room.

If anyone knows my family, we have a hoarding problem (my SIL was disappointed that they couldn't genetically screen for this during her pregnancy, lol). If there is a horizontal surface it will have a pile. Our family knows what is in those piles and can find anything in a moment's notice. Well sometimes.

While I was helping my mom organize (aka downsize) I realized what her true love is.

My mom collects three rings binders.

The bigger the better. Not just wimpy 1" or 2" binders, we are talking 5"+. They are all different colors, all different styles, all with a different story.

Not just one binder. Not just two binders. Over 30+ binders, all empty. I know that there are more in the house. I wonder what the final count will be.

10 comments:

ABWF said...

Be careful making fun of the binders. That's your inheritance you are dissing! Large binders like that are expensive : )

Gypsy at heart said...

NOT!! There are no 5" binders! And most of those binders had tons of vital information in them until you convinced me I should toss it....mostly notes from nursing classes / seminars / workshops / etc. In fact, I had not realized how much information I was trying to store in my head until I had to empty all those binders. Now I can take the geealogy notes out of boxes......
Thanks for taking up for me abwf

Blogging for Friends said...

I have a thing for Sharpies. Big, small, all colors, highlighters. Maybe I can lable the binders???

Uncle Dan said...

Your Aunt keeps harping on me to throw out all of the Architectural stuff I have collected over the many years of work and marriage.

It was a good thing that your GM stashed stuff or we, (especially your Dad), would have had quite a problem putting her accounts together.

ABWF said...

You're welcome Gypsy at Heart. Although ABW didn't seem to appreciate it- she even called me to "talk" about my comment!

Blogging for friends, I may have to fight you for the labeling. I have a P-touch label maker that I *love*. I even got one of the fancy ones that can do multiple lines of text in different sizes. It's almost as special to me as my Kitchen Aid stand mixer : )

Chaotic Mom said...

ARGH! You sound like me and my mom!

I've been fighting this over the years. www.flylady.org has helped. I'm the eternal "babystepper", though. ;)

Blogging for Friends said...

ABWF - We have a couple of the P-touch label makers at work. There have been a few fights over them :)

Tiff said...

I collect pens and pencils. They are in every nook and cranny in our office!

Erin said...

Hey, I'm actually in the market for a binder! I've been putting it off because they're about $6,000 each. Tell your mom if she wants to get rid of one, I'll give it a good home! lol...

And I've started collecting vintage Pyrex bowls. I'm addicted. There was a vendor at the Bell County Flea Market that sold all kinds of them. I was in Pyrex Heaven.

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