Thursday, May 27, 2010

Tea time, taking stuff out and the flip side

- Tea time at the office. The mug came from a gift bag that my parents put together for my birthday several years ago. I rediscovered it during the kitchen refurbish and decided to bring it to work. The tea is my favorite Kalahari brand Rooibos Red Tea. And the chocolate - from my Ghirardelli desk drawer stash. A bright spot in a slow work day.

- Taking a thrift shop pile of stuff to the Goodwill truck and enjoying the few moments of conversation with the nice man who collected the items from my car. There is a huge feeling of satisfaction in taking stuff out of my house as opposed to bringing more in.

- On the flip side, it makes me a little sad to drive away from the laundry hamper, large basket and miscellaneous kitchen stuff when I think about bringing them in when they were new. But they will move on to other homes and hopefully someone will need them.

12 comments:

TALON said...

I'd forgotten how much I love Roobibos tea. I have a fresh box, but it's packed away right now. I'll look forward to cup when I unload those boxes tucked away in the garage into the new cupboards.

It's interesting what memories flood in when you handle things you've been given or purchased. And it's a great feeling when you get pass things on to new places to make some new memories for someone else. :)

Meredith said...

I've never had Rooibos tea before. Maybe I should try it. :)

I so agree about the feeling you get when you drop off stuff at Goodwill. It's a clean feeling, somehow, getting rid of things we don't need. I need to do that with our summer clothing soon!

LL Cool Joe said...

I'm sure the stuff that you no longer want or need will find a good home.

Makes way for lovely new things in your abode too!

Lynn said...

Talon -

I love Rooibos tea - it is so lovely. And you are right - making memories for someone else is reward in itself.

Meredith -

The house felt so much emptier with that stuff out of it.

Joe -

I hope so. :)

Riot Kitty said...

What is Rooibos exactly?

Snaggle Tooth said...

I have a cow mug that came with hot chocolate packet I had buried in the cupbaord rediscovered this year also. My teacups wear-out after awhile- Tea sounds good- never heard of it- those chocolates are primo-
Here we have a salvation army store.
Stuff I use is too trashed when I discard it to pass onward- I love opening up space tho- crowded in here.

desk49 said...

What a thought.

Dumping old memories so others can have new ones.

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

Rooibos is also known as redbush tea - it is similar to green tea in that it has antioxidants and no caffeine. I love the taste much more than green tea.

Snaggle -

I hear that one man's trash is another man's treasure - it's probably never so worn that someone else might not be a able to use it.

desk49 -

Hi Ellis - it's good to see you. That's a nice thought - to clear out old memories and someone having new ones. I like that.

Ily said...

"Out with the old" makes me a little sentimental as well, but if we don't want to become little old lady pack rats we have to do it. I applaud you for parting with your stuff...it's someone else's turn to enjoy it, right??

Btw, there's nothing like Ghirardelli chocolate! OMG!!!

Happy Friday, Chica! xo

Lynn said...

Ily -

I like those little bites of chocolate - just enough. So good!

Happy Friday to you, too! xo

Jannie Funster said...

Ahhh, so bittersweet for things to come and go -- but I do believe you've made the world a much better place for everyone bu passing things along!

Oh my goodness!! I LOVE those Ghiradelli squares, especially the ones filled with caramel. Kelly and I both go wild for that kind. Which kind are YOUR faves??

Lynn said...

Jannie -

I like the caramel ones the best - also mint. They are a good size for a quick snack. :)