In other news....I am feeling a little ashamed of myself today. I spent yesterday going through my clothes and I am astounded at my gluttony when it comes to clothes shopping. I don't think I realized how much stuff I had, but now I do and I am amazed at how much I have spent on clothes (and shoes) in the past decade or two. I packed three huge tubs, and I still have a closet full, a 6-foot table with stacks and stacks of shirts and jeans, plus another wall of stacked T-shirts and lounge clothes by the bed. And that doesn't even count the drawers under the bed or the armoire in our room. It's mind boggling and also sad that I could be this way and not really even realize it until now. Even worse is the fact that I am not a pack rat (like someone else I live with) and I do go through clothing and have major clean-outs periodically. I cannot even tally the amount of clothing I have donated to Goodwill and the Salvation Army over the last 20 years, and still I have enough to clothe a third-world country at this point. But I am going to work on correcting this bad habit, even though I know that shopping for smaller clothes is a lot of fun. If I can just make myself wear what I already have (in smaller sizes) I shouldn't need to buy anything at all until late this summer. But even then, I am going to make a promise to myself to cut the retail therapy down to something reasonable (and not more than I can actually wear in a season). Hopefully I won't need formal counseling or a 12-step program to accomplish this.
Okay, so a pic from today. And this one is for Christy, who told me I needed some new clothes for my new body (because, as she said, my other clothes were way too big). This is actually a top I've had for several years, a favorite from Torrid, and some jeans I couldn't even pull up past my lower thighs a few weeks ago. It's a happy day :)