I haven't blogged about everything I have decluttered -- just samples of what I have been working on. I've repeatedly redone the pen and pencil "jar" on the counter, for example, removing more and more fairly boring pens and pencils as really cool toy pens (pens that are also toys) show up around the house. This is perhaps the one with the highest play value:
It is bizarre to me that it is this appealing. It is Crap as a friction toy. You have to pull it back repeatedly to get it to go at all, and once it does, this is about all you get out of it (I have trimmed the repeated pulls necessary to get this much). (The photo below, if you click through to Flickr, will play as a video. I tried to do the LJ embed thing and it just didn't work for me.)
The toy dropped on the floor and fell apart. R. was able to reassemble it so it is possible altho not very likely that this thing used to work better than it does now. It is actually not a horrible pen. But you wouldn't really expect, in a house with as many things to play with as ours has, that this thing would get an hour or more of play value out of it since it was dredged out of wherever it had been hiding for the last few months or years.
T. wants me to say we will be going to Applebee's for lunch, followed by the horse. Then M. will come for a short visit and after that the T. family will come over for play date, sewing and hopefully drinks. But as I write this, this paragraph has not yet happened.