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    Monday, February 12, 2007

    Bin Night

    This is why my bin is always bursting.

    These bags are partly the result of a 'light rake' I did yesterday in the front 'garden', and some weeding from the weekend before.





    I just stuff as many as I can into the weekly pickup. We don't produce much household waste ourselves, so I generally get 3 of these suckers in ( rocks, sticks, woodchips, dirt, lawn clippings etc ). I give myself a silent high-five when I stuff in four. It's a sickness, I know.

    The good news is that, eventually all the refuse, rocks and crap will be gone, and we will have a compost bin and be barely able to fill the bottom of our bin. That will be nice.

    Also ...

    In one of those bags lies a VERY EXPENSIVE diamond ... diamonesque .. cubic zirconia .. cut glass earring. But it looks like a diamond, like, I am so sure.

    Went to a do, came home from a do, slept in makeup and said expensive jewels. Woke up next day, and decided to garden before I washed ( mmm - trailer trash.. ). Lost said expensive jewel somewhere in one of those bags when it fell out of my ear when raking like a hungover suburban mum desperate housewife loon.

    My mother said she'd help me go through them all ( dirt, woodchips, weeds and rocks, remember ). I told her the whole set of pendant and earrings cost me $15.00 ( reduced from $30 ! ), so not to bother. Besides, in the spirit of that old 'if you love something, set it free' poster .. it seemed they were never meant to be mine for very long ....

    13 comments:

    carolyn said...

    What a shame about the earring I so hate it when things like that happen, especially as you don't really stand a chance of finding it.

    caramaena said...

    That's a lot of garden stuff.

    Does your council have a green waste collection? The area I'm in has alternate weeks for green waste and recycling (you have to pay to get the green waste bin). I've never lived in an area that does that but it seems like a handy thing to me.

    Shame about the earring though.

    Damselfly said...

    Wow, each of those bags probably lost you 100 calories each. Way to go!

    Seriously, we could start a blog of lost earrings. I used to hang onto my single earrings after its mate had been lost, but pretty soon all I had were singles....

    tommiea said...

    I have never lost an earring in a gardening incident.....

    but the hungover suburban mom thing...yes,I am sad to say that yes it has happened!

    meggie said...

    Lost earring??
    I lost one in our car - pashing up with my own husband! Gasp! Newly married- in my defence.

    shannon said...

    Gardening in yer zirconias eh? Did you team them with some hot pants and wedges??


    How very trailer trash of you!!

    tracey petersen said...

    What a glamourous gardener you must be. You must look stunning in the early morning light!
    My father used to joke that a trip to the dump was worthy of dinning your pearls - I was never quite sure what that meant.

    tracey petersen said...

    OOPS donning your pearls

    dancingmorganmouse said...

    I used to wear a diamond (real but very small) in my nose. My husband refused to buy me any more after I lost the 3rd one (1 down the shower, 1 in the fire place and 1, well we will never know).
    Well done getting anything done with a hangover, particulary something that requires you getting out of bed!

    Stomper Girl said...

    Can you recommend raking and gardening as a hangover cure? Because if so I will insist Fixit tries it the next time he overdoes it with the workshop boys on a Friday night.

    VictoriaE said...

    Ah, bin night. And who else could give us the perfect full garbage bag picture. It's bin night here tonight but I have to work extra hard remembering, in normal tv season when All Saints comes on thats the reminder signal to put out the bin. Our neighbours on both sides are old and usually have only a cat food tin and 2 newspapers in their bin, and gave us permission to stuff our old peices of wood and asbestos in their bin anytime, it is a privledge I know.

    nutmeg said...

    The next door neighbours have "opted" for a larger size general waste bin mainly for all the "disposable nappies they went through with two kids." I see kids in undies now and no reduced bin size ha ha. I think once you go to a larger bin size you can never go back! Once the compost gets going all your green and brown waste can go in there.

    Love the idea of you gardening in last night's makeup. Why would you shower then garden then shower again? We are all trying to save water aren't we? You are doing your bit for the environment :-)

    Muzbot said...

    "raking like a hungover suburban mum desperate housewife loon."
    That's why I enjoy your blog. Your words. I can only assume that you must have had a very good night.

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