Tuesday, September 9, 2008

It's cleansing! Breathe deep ...

Tomorrow is my Friday, woo hoo! I've said it before but it bears saying again. Working at the same place for over 20 years does have some benefits. Like - something like 36 or 38 days of vacation a year. Nice, right? Right. Believe me, I am grateful.

I plan on completing what I started last weekend. Cleaning out my bedroom closet. I already have five 30-gallon trash bags full of clothes to be given away, a stack of pants on the floor to 'evaluate' - and more shoes pulled out than I should admit I own.

Did you know that when you get fat - your feet get fat too? Anyway...

There may actually be 6 bags already.

And there is still a TON of stuff to hanging in my closet yet. I have clothes from size 8 all the way up to ~unintelligiblemumblemumble~. I just kept adding without getting rid of anything saying to myself - well - I'll fit into that stuff again.

Okay, maybe I will. I haven't given up on that. But I finally had to look at the clothes in my closet and decide whether or not I will actually WEAR the stuff when I can fit into it! It's lovely to lose weight and go into your closet and try on things that haven't fit in a while - and find they fit you again. But really, it's not like these things fit me a couple months ago. We're talking years. I can pretty much guarantee you will never find me in another pair of jeans with a tapered leg - no matter what size I am!

So, out it all goes. I've got a good start on it, I'm hoping to go the way of Stimey (I copy her a lot, don't I?) and her Junk Pyramid blog. I need to get rid of something every day. My house needs to be cleansed from top to bottom of all of the things I look at and say - I don't know what I'll do with this, but - it's too good to throw out. Oh yeah??

My bedroom and all it's clutter seemed a good place to start. Plus, finding a YWCA clothing drop container less than a mile from my house is a huge bonus. Doesn't take much to donate loads of clothes without having to remember when someone is coming by to pick it up. Because I won't. Remember, that is.

Oh, and I'll nap a little too. On my days off. Thought I'd throw that in there too. I know you're jealous.


  1. Wow !! That's a big job I admire you for purging!!!

  2. I am jealous, very jealous. You've inspired me to start purging. Maybe I should take Friday off too.......

  3. good job bettejo. the clothes i can't wear hang in the closet while the few items i can and do wear, live on a chair or the washing basket! oh for the simple life of a monk. x