Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Half-time Stretch and.... a Big time project.....


These lovely flowers are evidence of someone's care and hard work at the Radiation Clinic... I do a bit of maneuvering every morning so I can sit near the door and watch for Mom... and these guys are always beautifully tended. We are finished with the first half of the treatments, and so far, so good! Only 13 more to go...
Today's project keeps begging at my mind's door, so I probably will go ahead with it. I hate my wardrobe, hate my clothes situation, hate the way I store the clothes, organize the clothes, look in the clothes... I have other jobs that I would rather do, and no doubt those my mom would prefer I do.... But I have only a few short feet of closet rod, and it's crammed with ugly skirts, sweaters, and tops that I rarely if ever wear... I have a ton more at home that I haven't seen in two years... (evidence I'm not in love with them either.) Today, I'm doing the purge and pare thing... If I hate it, don't fit in it, or simply feel frumpy in it TOO much (can't get rid of everything, huh?)... it's going in a sack for the Good Will...
One thing that's hitting the road are my cutesy, stupid-looking sweaters. I have a lot of pretty sweaters, but I have about seven or eight or twenty.... that are just too gaudy for me... I liked them when I bought or accepted them; I like them on the hanger... I even like them in my mind as I put them on and wear them. What I don't like are the quickly hidden looks I catch when I see people looking at me of a morning... Huge chicks popping out of a lime green fuzzy sweater? Grinning orange pumpkins lazing freely around on another black turtleneck... Cats frolicked around with tasselled mice hanging and dangling around the arms of a blue and grey wonder... MONKEYS made of brass charms that swing from actual glittered palm trees....... And what I really hate are photos of me in those sweaters, especially with a group of other women who look much saner, much more savvy, much less LOOK AT MY SWEATER I AM SURE IN THE SPIRIT OF THE DANGED HOLIDAY>> IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE ME>> LOOK AT MY SWEATER!!!!!
I think I'm making little pillows from those sweaters... Hope that plan is a good one... If not, it's ravels and junk pile....
So... if you don't hear from me in a few days, send in a posse to my closet. I probably should tie a rope around my waist so you can pull me out!!! Hugs...

2 comments:

Lisa said...

OMG, I love this post Gayla. You crack me up. Those sweaters are one of many reasons why we love you!! So when are we going shopping to replace those sweaters?

Tina- said...

hey I see you have someone already wiling to go shopping with you. take them up on the offer.
wishing you the best in remaking your wardrobe
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inviting you over to my 500th post give away
http://gardengoose.blogspot.com/2009/07/500th-post-giveaway-75-worth-of-awesome.html
~Tina