Yesterday I had an attack of the feng shui. We ordered new furniture for our bedroom, and I decided that putting too small clothes from my 40 pounds of prednisone weight in new drawers would simply not do. It was like when I watch an episode of Hoarders and have a mini panic attack.
Must. Get. Rid. Of. Shit.
My friend Carmen is the same size as pre-Prednisone Marla, so I had her come over to do some "shopping." I hate seeing beautiful clothes just sit and not get loved. Plus, if I ever lose all this weight and get back to my normal size, I can go raid her closet and take everything back!!!
I sat with a black Sharpie and put my initial on the tag of everything. Just like mom's used to do to your underwear for that week of sleep-a-way camp!
I also cleaned out my bathroom and gave her all my hair styling tools and products. I have about a quarter inch of hair on my head, so I gather I won't be using my BIG HAIR volumizing mousse or 3 barrel hair waver anytime in the near future. I wanted it out of my house. I hate to admit it, but sometimes I open the drawers and look at everything I used to get so much enjoyment out of.
And it makes me sad and angry.
3 Hefty bags of clothes, an Ulta bag of hair styling tools and products, a bedroom mirror, a DiGiorno pizza (we needed nourishment), hummus and chips and a glass of wine (fuel) later, I sent Carmen on her way.
Lupus has rocked my world in every way imaginable. I had a good cleansing cry, let it all out, wiped the tears and got back to decluttering.
Hubby came home to shit everywhere! I informed him, he too was going through his closets and drawers and getting rid of stuff. He parted with his "I'm kind of a big deal," shirt but couldn't get rid of his "I'm a fucking genius," tee. That's fine. It makes him happy.
Yep. That exists. (circa 2006)
We itemized everything and bagged in all up for GoodWill, which I will be going to later today.
Just as I'm finishing this up, I hear a big truck outside! Our furniture is here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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