Monday, August 06, 2007


Avoidance, dragging my feet, stalling, postponement, looking the other way...

This is what happens when you're a packrat. You find things in your closet that are a trend again, except they're about 10 sizes too small and in god-awful colours. You also find all the receipts you've squirreled away so that you don't have to acknowledge how many times a year you really visit the Children's Place, Old Navy and H & M. Hubster's not an "I told you so" type of guy, because if he were, he'd be having a Hey Day with me right now. I don't have a single "purging" cell in my body. Purging - what's that, a new Bodyjam krump move?

Darn, I've got to go pack and cover up any exposed inch of whatever I might want to keep, which is EVERYTHING! All the little things I've stashed here and there, have to finally be looked at and tossed if I'm not going to need it this century. And it doesn't help that it's hot as Hades outside, so about 999 degrees inside with the air conditioning on.

Because come tomorrow, when the our tiling guru comes in with his crew, my humble abode will become a DUST-O-RAMA of the highest degree. And we've got to be out of here yet again. To visit with the grandparents at their condo; timing is actually not bad as they do their cross-town shifts during the day with the newest grandkids on the block. A-packing I will go again, for me, my kids and I. Ian's good with his bathing suit, pair of shorts, pair of jeans and a couple of T's. And no blackberry - he's on vacation.

I'm feeling a tiny bit of what a nomad's life must be like. I'm hoping to learn how to pack more lightly through this process. I never thought I'd say this, but honestly, how many pairs of shoes does a girl really need? Okay, scratch that --hubster apparently doesn't read this blog, but you never know...

Thank goodness it's not winter, or where would I put all those parkas?


Cherry said...

"Purging - what's that, a new Bodyjam krump move?"

That's why I procrastinate the purge. Because I'm way too out of shape to pull off that move!

I've actually been on a purging spree. Last weekend was the living room, and this weekend is my closet and dresser. I found 2 large receipt stashes in the living room mainly of wedding stuff. What was I thinking?

Cherry said...

oh..and have fun on your vacation!

Pinks & Blues Girls said...

OMG... I SO know what you mean!!

We (after 6 years) had a yard sale and finally purged so much stuff that we had kept thorughout the last 6 years... and as difficult as it was to get rid of stuff - my husband made me - it felt good!

- Audrey
Pinks & Blues Girls

bec said...

I definitely have a clutter issue. Part of it habit, part of it lack of time. I think I'm better at adding less to the clutter, it's just being able to tackle the previous clutter that is the main issue.

Dh makes fun of me because I bought a book about clutter from that Peter Walsh clutter expert who was on Oprah. I have yet to find the time to read the book so alas the book itself is now clutter!


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