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Everything's good and it snowed all damn day and it's colder than cold here. Brr, it's cold. I guess my days of wearing moccasins with no socks are over for this year. Such a bummer, that. Anders is home and O! I am glad. He also brought me one of these:

So, yay! We're a 2-camera family again. I expect we'll find the missing one any minute now, since that's how these things work.

We have:
2 cameras*
2 cars
2 children
2 cheese slicers
2 colanders
2 printers
2 calendars

We need the 2 cars, sadly. We need the 2 cheese slicers. In fact, I've often considered buying ANOTHER one because they are in constant use. They are NEVER clean for more than a minute. Whether or not we actually need the 2 cameras is open to debate, but Anders' camera is big and complicated and doesn't have a movie function and we are oftentimes wanting a camera at 2 separate places at the same time, so I guess need does enter into it. We don't need 2 colanders, but they're handy and don't take up much space. We don't need the 2nd printer, that's for sure, but we tend to hang on to electronics in the vain hope that someday we'll sell them and make a little money. HAHAHA! That is such a joke. Why do we think that? It never happens.

I don't know that anyone else needs 2 calendars, but I do. One is for events and one is for keeping track of daily things like which days the kids have gym and swimming. If you count my wall calendar at work (for quick reference) and my Outlook calendar at work I have FOUR calendars. When does it stop being weird and become a symptom of something more serious? :P We definitely need the 2 children. Well, I suppose we don't NEED them, but we're kind of used to having them around the place.

I know my mom has THREE samovars (unless she's managed to offload one or more), but it's really my dad's fault. He didn't want us kids fighting over the stuff in the house...later, after he and mom were gone presumably,...and the samovar we had growing up was a favorite take-apart-put-together toy when we were small, so he acquired two more to stave off the debilitating family-wrecking inheritance arguments. Um, we all said. The samovar is cool, Dad, but we'd rather not-fight over something more USEFUL. Why he couldn't have acquired 3 Alfa Romeo's for us to divvy up later is beyond me.

What do you have more than one of that you don't really need?

Pretty Pearly Pink and Party-filled Birthday Wishes to paprikas!

*I take that back, actually we have FOUR. But we aren't counting the old non-digital point-and-shoots. Anyone want a cheap non-digital point-and-shoot?
mood: happy
music: Stranglers—Always the Sun


I think the calendar thing is universal. I've got three calendars on my desk alone. One is a daily calendar with sometimes good quotes from famous women, past and present. Another is a monthly calendar that features a different adorable pug every month. I love pugs, by the way. And the other calendar is a small yearly one I have on the bulletin board so I can quickly glance at it if I need to plan way ahead.

Then, there's my Outlook calendar and the one in my Day Planner. Yikes.

terrell from right this moment

It's kind of scary, isn't it, that we need so many sources to keep track of our daily lives?! eek. I have managed to get away without a Day Planner all these years by dint of having an excellent mental retrieval system, but I can already foresee the day when it won't be as reliable as it has been in the past and I'll be forced to get one.

Now I wonder, what is a colander? At first I thought you just typoed calendar, but I went to look at the list again and saw both listed heh. Is it what is displayed in the second pic? What is it used for?

No, a colander is a sieve that you use for draining pasta, for example. :) The 2nd photo is a cheese slicer.

dog beds!!

But I always need more--- we have four, but now we need another in my office because Ollie will chase Henry off of it and then poor Henry gets so sad with no dog bed for him-- sometimes they share it-- but not often. And now T is down in the basement in his new office and he definitely needs two dogs beds or they won't hang out there as his floors are concrete.

So, we certainly don't need any more-- but we NEED more, you know?


Re: dog beds!!

LOL! What a riot! I never thought they'd REQUIRE beds, you know. I thought they just sort of laid around anywhere in the vicinity. Shows how much I know! :D

Cool, I've never heard of a samovar before

want one?

I could send you our cheese slicer, as we never use it. The kids don't like hard cheeses and the slicer doesn't work so well on softer cheeses (like ther preferred Monterey Jack). Plus the 8oz. bricks of cheese that are the norm here aren't really big enough to make the slicer useful anyway so I just cut slices with a knife.

We have tons of things we don't need and that includes double or triples of some things. It's why my house is such a mess.

Bring it with you next time you're in town! :P

2 is ok... We have 3 - 8 inch square Pyrex baking dishes- and each has a lid. People are stymied when they see that we own 3. Most people own 1. We often have 2 in use and sometimes all 3. So 1 can be in the dishwasher ;) Works for us.

I have two billion of those tubes of chapsticky-vaseliney stuff that you buy at Apoteket - the Army green tube things. It seems like every time I'm in Apoteket I buy another one (or Björn picks one up for me) and just the other day I realized that I have exactly two billion of them.

We have two cheese slicers too. It's necessary to have at least two I think.

And we have two salt shakers on the table because I like to grind my salt and Björn likes to shake his.

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