Monday, June 12, 2006

Confessions in Groups of 5

It was only a matter of time before I got tagged again. Michelle, dear gal that she is, has tagged me for the 5 Items Meme.

It seems I have to mention 5 things in different parts of my life: my fridge, my closet, my car and my purse. Oh dear... I think I'm going to be a bit of a disappointment to those who read this. Read on and perhaps you'll understand why.

5 items in the freezer (technically I've done fridges here so I'll head to the frozen section)

1. lamb shoulder steaks (needed a lot of begging and wheedling to get them here)
2. butter (keep a good supply because they often forget to order more)
3. frozen peas (life wouldn't be the same without peas and need to keep them stocked)
4. smoked tofu ( I still haven't figured out what I'm going to do with them)
5. fish (this IS a fishing village after all)

5 items in my closet

1. blue & pink shirts (I have other colours but these outstrip the others in number)
2. extra blankets
3. Xmas decorations (not much storage room in this apartment)
4. 1/4 of my clothes I'm waiting to fit again
5. lots of dressing gowns and kaftans for some reason

5 items in my car

I don't have a car. Don't need one here.

5 items in my purse

Technically I don't have a purse. It's more like a big wallet. My fiance got disgusted with my use of a fanny pack and bought it for me.
Here's what's in it:

1. money (usually coinage but hey, who's counting)and cards of various kinds
2. receipts and bank statements
3. A small mirror with white tulip on the back (courtesy the Rikjsmuseum giftshop)
4. folding scissors (always handy in the most unlikely places)
5. a hair elastic (again, always handy in case of emergency)

Ho hum... It's my pockets you should really be looking at. A teacher's pockets are her most valued clothing accessory. It can carry

1. notes and notices
2. lip balm
3. chalk, pencils and/or pens
4. stickers
5. confiscated items (I've carried everything from rubber bugs to heelie keys)
and so much more...

I hate this part. I never know who's been tagged and I hate feeling like a Johnny-come-lately.

1. Melissa of Cooking Diva
2. Linda of Kayaksoup
3. Kalyn of Kalyn's Kitchen
4. Michele of Chef Michele's Adventures
5. S'kat of S'kat and the food


Melissa CookingDiva said...
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Melissa CookingDiva said...

I am amazed at how many things you have in your wallet! Are you sure it is a wallet,...or maybe it is just a small purse! HaHa

I agree with you on having things just in case...almost 75% of the things in my purse are there just in case :-) Last time I counted the pens...they were 13!

AND---I am so happy you tagged me, because people do not tag me these days any more LOL!!!

Have a great week,

Nerissa said...

I suppose some people would call it a small purse but it has the structure of a wallet. Really... it's not as stuffed as you may think. The mirror could easily be hidden in my closed hand and the same goes for the folding scissors. If I folded just my fingers over them I could probably hide most of it.

I have a mother whose whole life philosophy revolves around being prepared for the unexpected. I guess it rubbed off. It's acutally quite surprising how little I carry around these days.

I'm so thrilled that I got you first. I guess I, like others, assume you are so popular that you get tagged endlessly!

linda said...

Thanks for the tag! I noticed you have smoked tofu in your freezer; I love it grated on pizza or fried as steaks or steamed with greens and sesame seeds.....

michelle said...

I know, I hate tagging people too - but I knew you'd be a good sport, and you were :) I'm totally there with you on the frozen peas, much to LB's dismay, because I love to put them in everything, especially macaroni and cheese! And I have to ask because I'm always totally unhip on all the trends for kiddos these days - what's a heelie key?!

Nerissa said...

Linda: you're welcome :) Thanks for the suggestions on smoked tofu

Michelle: Oh my! I LOVE peas in mac and cheese too! A bit of curry powder is nice in the total mix too.

LOL Don't worry about not keeping up with the kiddie trends. I have a hard enough time as it is too and I'm immersed in it. Heelies are shoes with wheels sunk into a recess in the heel. A quick dig with the "key" pops them out and you have kids risking their necks everywhere while they balance on their rolling heels. There are wheelies too. They have two wheels in each shoe sole. Far better balance if you ask me. But still risky the way they were trying to use them in the halls and classrooms. Thankfully, that trend seems to be quickly dying away.

Kalyn said...

Hi Nerissa,
Don't give up on me. I'm working on it now and I'll probably post it on Saturday since I do WHB on Friday.