Hello dollies…thanks for joining me for this month’s Where Bloggers Live 11.2021: One Woman’s Junque. This month’s edition has us digging around in our drawers…junk drawers, that is. Welcome back to those of you who stop by regularly for a few minutes here with me. And for those who are new, the Where Bloggers Live series is kind of like HGTV’s “Celebrities at Home,” but…with bloggers!
These posts have been some of my most popular. And they are fun to write!! Last month’s episode had us sharing some of our favorite music. If you missed my post, you can check it out, here. At the time, I was having a world of technology problems that had me singing the blues.
WHERE BLOGGERS LIVE 11.2021: One Woman’s Junque…
is another woman’s treasure. When I started preparing for this post, I thought I only had one junk or junque drawer to share. But au contraire mon amis. Turns out I have four!! Not sure how that happened. We had one little one and I guess we outgrew it.
Rather than getting rid of all the junque, I just moved it all into a larger drawer. Then that spilled over to the drawer beside it. So then there were two.
Somehow PC’s man junque migrated back into the original little drawer. And now there were three.
Had to have some place to put the unused fridge magnets, shish-kabob skewers, corkscrews. Naturally, they couldn’t go in the drawer with PC’s headphones and flashlights and never used scientific calculator. So a fourth junk drawer was born. Thankfully, we are out of drawers so I think we will hold steady at four.
Have I piqued your interest? Would you like a peek at the assortment of junque in my junk drawers? Step this way…
All the Right Junque in All the Right Places
To quote Meghan Trainor’s hit song “All About That Bass,” I’d like to think I have all the right junque in all right places!! See what you think.
Official Junk Drawer
This would be our official junk drawer. The one that if PC were looking for a pen and I told him to look in the junk drawer, he would know which drawer I meant.
See anything familiar that might also be found in your junk drawer? Anyone else still have a checkbook? We rarely write checks. Probably fewer than a dozen a year but sometimes paying by check is necessary.
How about all those writing implements? We aim to please…pencils, pens and markers – permanent and water-based. Wonder how many of them don’t write. When I need a pen, I will grab one from this drawer. If it doesn’t work, I will return it to the drawer and try a second one. I keep on doing that til I find one that works. No wonder so many of them don’t!! I just keep putting them back in the drawer whether they write or not.
I keep crayons in this drawer for the grands. But have more crayons, markers, colored pencils and paints in my loft for serious art projects.
Perhaps the must unusual junque in this junk drawer are Purrsimmony and Purrsnickitty’s collars. We should probably try putting them on the kitties again. But in the past, they have gotten them caught on things and almost hanged themselves. Of course, the collars and Home Again and rabies tags aren’t going to do the ‘girls’ a bit of good in the drawer if they get lost!!
Assistant Junk Drawer
The assistant junk drawer resides beside the official junk drawer and is available for spill-overage from the official junk drawer.
It houses batteries, my 2 glue guns, assorted portable music paraphernalia (which I just learned to spell) like my iPod, and magnetized notepads that I will put on the fridge when its current pad runs out of paper.
Apparently, this is where my eye glasses and cases have been hanging out. Removed them and put them in the car so I can see to drive.
Most unusual thing in this drawer. It’s a toss up.
I had no idea what that black tube thing was with it’s nice case and hand strap. Turns out it’s a ‘telescope’ – that according to PC. I tried to use it and it made everything appear much smaller and farther away. So maybe it’s the opposite of a telescope. Anyone know what that’s called? And what it is used for?
How ’bout that green thing? Know what that is? It is a mask holder-on-er. You fasten the elastic ear straps on your mask onto this instead and it saves your ears from developing blisters and calluses from where the straps rub you raw. Will this virus ever, ever go away?
And then there’s that handy dandy brush/mirror combo. It folds. Need to put it in my purse.
Former Official Junk Drawer
Apparently, I misspoke. PC thinks the drawer below is the junk drawer. Unless he is looking for a pen, pencil or marker. When I asked him to point to the junk drawer, he pointed to this one.
It is full of manly man stuff like duck tape…or is it duct tape. I’m not a man, so I don’t know these things. Blistex…male lip gloss. Home security alarm sensors that don’t work. Two heavy duty flashlights for which we have no batteries. And a rubber banded wad of phone cords. That black rectangle holds a phone and then you wrap the band around your upper arm so you can listen to music when you work out. Isn’t that what headphones are for?
That black semi-circular thing at the top of the photo? Headphones case.
Most unusual thing in this drawer. Another toss up.
Fishing lures but we don’t fish. And where did the one that’s missing from the package go?
Then there’s that black USB deal. Guess what that is? It is a Zepp. And what is a Zepp, you might ask? Not sure how to explain it…some kind of device that was supposed to help PC play baseball better. Bet it works real well buried in the junk drawer.
Junk Drawer That Really Isn’t
Thank goodness we don’t have any more empty drawers in the kitchen. With the drawer below filled, they are now all spoken for. This is the junk drawer that really isn’t. Or the junk drawer wannabe. You have your cork screws, manual can/bottle opener, a nut cracker, a very old box of matches, my rubber band collection. Underneath that blue cloud-shaped thing are your run of the mill shish ka-bob skewers and some copal incense that I burn only on dia de los muertos.
Just had a thought. Could the proximity of the incense to the skewers make our shish ka-bobs taste like incense?
Most unusual item in this drawer. Again we have two. Two devices for opening jars. I only think to use them when: A) knocking the edge of the lid of the jar on the counter doesn’t work or B) when PC isn’t home. Wonder if they smell and taste like incense?
Soooo, is that junk drawer overload? Do you think I could somehow combine everything into one drawer? But what would I put in the other 3 drawers?
How many junk drawers do you have? Are they (all) in your kitchen? What kinds of junque have you in your drawers? Want to invite you to stop by to checkout the junk drawers of my Where Bloggers Live friends. The librarian in me thinks we should create a Venn diagram to show the items that are unique and common to our drawers.
As always, thank you for spending a few minutes of your day here with me. One more edition of Where Bloggers Live and then 2021 will be a wrap. But we have an exciting year of posts planned for 2022, thanks to our fearless leader, Bettye.
We have had a very busy day. Spent the afternoon with Cia who was out of school for Veteran’s Day. Then picked up Cami and took the two of them to the park before taking them both home for dinner. We have both collapsed tonight!!
Have a great weekend, my friends!!
Hugs and kisses,