Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 9:22 PM
I’m still struggling with the boxes. With the de-cluttering and space-creating. More or less valiantly. Mostly less. And here’s why…
The other day I bought a dress. A little jersey dress. A bit on the short side, but nice. Trouble was, as I wore it, it worked its way up my legs until it was WAAAY too short.
So yesterday, wanting to wear it, I went rummaging through the remaining boxes for something that would lend it an air of decency. And I came across an old satin nightie that‘s been kicking around in my drawers, unworn, for years. The kind of thing which, if I’d got as far as sorting that particular box, would have been a prime contender for the ‘get rid of’ sack.
I slipped the pink nightdress on under my new dress, creating the effect of a satin band around the bottom of the frock; then attached a felt flower brooch a friend had given me a while ago - but which had also lain unused - to the hem. And voila! A pretty - and modest - new outfit that attracted admiring comments all day long.
So my point is this. STUFF COMES IN USEFUL! Which is what makes chucking it out so very hard!