Expiration dates – I am very good about expiration dates. At least once a year I go through medicines and spices throwing out anything outdated. I check baking ingredients too. As I was cleaning out the pantry, I found expired jello. Really expired. The oldest was from 2009. That’s a long time ago! Then I looked at them all and realized there was a theme. We don’t eat jello. It’s a kid food that I overdosed on during my high school cafeteria days. I only eat it when I’m having a colonoscopy. The day before the procedure eating is restricted to liquids and jello. As I looked at all the expired dates they correlated to colonoscopies the beloved husband and I had. That made me laugh!
What to do, what to do – My mother had some enameled blue pans with white dots. When she died in 1986, I put them in my basement. I have moved them several times but I haven’t used them. When I go to clean out, I get flash backs of Mom baking in them. This time I put my hard hat on and they are in the donate pile. These are one of those things that bring me joy but serve no purpose. I kept one. Just one. But next move it goes too.
We have a lot of packing to do so I’m sure there will be more lessons. Last move was 17 years ago.