Monday, May 9, 2011

Emotional Attachments

05/09/11

Happy Monday! Where do the weekends go? Mine sure flew by. Saturday was spent running errands, cooking for Mother's Day and continuing to pack. I started packing up our bookcases because I needed a break from sorting through old clothes. It's funny how many books of mine don't "fit" anymore, yet I'd never consider parting with them because they're part of my past. Will I ever read my third edition Classical Sociological Theory textbook again? Probably not, but it's a reminder of who I wanted to be in college. My old clothes serve similar reminders, but I just don't need them. That size 10 suit that I interviewed for my job in back in 2004? In addition to not fitting, it really serves no purpose, just a reminder of when I was a bit slimmer and more motivated to find a new job. So one of our errands on Saturday was to drop some of my old clothes off at a neighborhood resale shop whose proceeds go toward Howard Brown, a health center that serves local LGBT youths and adults.

05/09/11

Today's weather is a little odd, which made me completely change what I had planned to wear (hence the early morning sunshine photos). The forecast for the next week is rain, and when I was getting ready this morning, the hourly forecast called for rain as early as 6am. Here it is, 9am, and it's still bright and sunny. Maybe it'll rain later, but I didn't want to mess around with a dress or skirt, since rain also tends to mean cold here. Is it too much to just have a nice sunny day that will stay a nice sunny day?

Tank: Ann Taylor Outlet
Cardigan: Target
Pants: Loft Outlet
Sandals: Aerosoles
Necklace: New York & Company

15 comments:

  1. i just donated three huge bags of clothes last week and i feel like a big weight has been lifted off me! anyway, your sandals+cropped pants combination is great for spring!

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  2. Your outfit is still cute! And good luck with the packing - on a lighter note, your hair looks AMAZING in these pics!

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  3. I've got a ton of clothes that I keep needing to actually donate -- maybe your move will give me the incentive to go do so! I've actually been weeding out books from my library. As you might guess since I'm an English type, I've got a million books but I decided that for the books I have at home (ie. non-work books) if I didn't want to re-read it, there was no real point hanging onto it. I've cleared out a ton of stuff now.

    I really like both your tank and sandals. How's Jude doing with the packing up?

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  4. I get attached to things too. It is so hard for me to part with college textbooks, even though I know that I won't ever need to reference them again.

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  5. Mondays just come so fast, don't they? I parted with a big pile of clothes this weekend. I sold a lot in a yard sale, and donated the rest. I also let go of a pile of books. I think I am the opposite of a pack rat...? In any case, I like your outfit! Cropped pants and sandals - yay spring!

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  6. i always appreciate a weather forecast that is wrong about rain.

    good luck with the rest of your packing and getting rid of that emotional baggage.

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  7. Those pants look wonderful on you - the perfect crop.


    It's hard to get rid of clothes for me sometimes too, especially from when I was younger.

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  8. Cute outfit! Hope the rest of packing/cleaning/organizing goes well.

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  9. I wish I could get rid of books that aren't being read, but it's like I need people to still be able to tell really obviously that I'm a nerd. And they couldn't without a full book shelf, right?

    Jude refuses to pack any of his things, so I think we'll have to do that at the last minute. I think he's protesting moving away from his girlfriends downstairs.

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  10. I think my degree pretty much guarantees that I'll never need to reference my books again, yet I can't get rid of them.

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  11. Oh that's right, the yard sale! Maybe once I have my own yard I can have those. I'd love to not be such a pack rat.

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  12. Knock on wood, it looks like the forecast is going to be wrong about the rain here 2 days in a row.

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  13. AwayfromtheKeyboardMay 10, 2011 at 5:04 PM

    I am a bit behind on my commenting, but I did want to say that I hear you on the emotional content. Sometimes, I think it is fine to be sentimental about some things. Other times, it seems like a down right unhealthy connection to the past. When is it thrifty to save something in case you might use it again and when is it clutter. So hard to know!

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  14. I think in my case it's almost always clutter :)

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  15. Thanks! I'm finally figuring out the best way to style the new-ish cut... just in time for humid, hairstyle-destroying weather!

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