I'm not a big collector -- I don't have secret shelves full of rare coins or Disney paraphernalia hidden somewhere in my house. Talk about a dusting nightmare. But much to my shock and surprise, I've gone and broken my own rule: I've started a collection.
... A collection that will grow at a nice, slow pace and that other people can't contribute to; in other words, the perfect collection for this serial thrower outer. Do two jars of sand count as a collection or do I need to book a few more emergency collection-justifying vacations ASAP? I'd be willing to do that... you know, if I had to.
I picked up the old bale top canning jars at an antique store on the coast, and lucky me had saved some sand from our visit to California last year -- apparently this plan had been hatching subconsciously for quite a while. Planning gold star sticker for me.
Do you have collections? Are they manageable or overwhelming? Does anyone want to admit to having a stash of 300 cookie jars a la 30 Rock's Jack Donaghy? Come on, spill... especially if your collection is weird. Then you have to share.