The Purge

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A gratuitous picture of my boobies to tell you what the mood is at Casa de Kate this weekend. It's been rainy and dreary, and I used that as an excuse to actually do some housework. I'm not the world's best housekeeper. I clean only when I have to. Which is usually only when I can't stand it anymore and I'm afraid my mother will drop by and give me The Look. The one that says I'm a failure as a daughter because I don't like to scrub my bathroom.

The summer is all about the beach and camping, so a rainy weekend at the beginning of the season is a good thing! I can get it all done and then not clean for another three months. Right? Of course right.
Inspiration always begins with sharpie markers and colored index cards around here. No idea why my Grandma's recipe for chili ended up in the box that houses inspiration, but I'm glad I found it.
Dax wanted to help. Notice the card at the very top. It's the only thing I actually got done. Well, not really. I did indeed, make enchiladas and shave my legs. But the CLOTHES card consumed my weekend. If you live in the northern hemisphere, you understand what it means to put winter away and get summer out. Wool gets aired and then poisoned with moth balls. Goodbye and good riddence to scarves and hats, mittens and boots! Out come the shorts and sleeveless dresses, wicked high heeled sandals and summer nighties. But it turned into something much more consuming. I purged.
Look at the rampant consumerism in my living room! This is only the pants and skirts, people. It's vomitous how many clothes I have. It makes me feel guilty. Like, really guilty. So I started sorting. My closet suffered from serious bulimia yesterday.
You know how much I love my shoes. Well, some of them have to go. I'm embarassed that I own so much STUFF. No one needs this amount of STUFF. No one. I'm not sure the guilt will be assuaged by taking the five bags of clothing and footwear to Goodwill tomorrow, but I have to start somewhere, right? Of course right.

13 comments:

Maxie said...

I seriously need to do the same thing. I have so many shoes/clothes I don't wear anymore/will never wear again. I always stop i the middle and it ends up being more of a mess than a help though.

CatKrny said...

I hope you catalogued all of it for the purposes of tax deduction.

Shania said...

I wish I was your size, not to mention height. But being a foot shorter and a foot bigger around means your stuff probably won't fit me. Sigh.

lacochran said...

Of course, right!

Malaise Inc said...

I am not sure what I find funnier. That you need a post it note to tell you to shave our legs or that legs is just a subcategory under Shave.

Malaise Inc said...

Doh! Your legs, not our legs.

BrianAlt said...

I'm INSPIRED!!!

;-)

buffalodick said...

I think we all need to do that...

melissalion said...

I just had all of these thoughts yesterday. Of course, I've not done any of them. But I thought them, Spooky.

somebodystolemytwinkie said...

You can't fool us. You don't feel guilty for owning so many shoes. You feel guilty for not having enough room to house new ones!

SoMi's Nilsa said...

It was raining here and we cleaned, too. And now, I feel like we don't have to do some of the stuff we did until winter (because I'll be damned if we're gonna take our winter clothes out of storage one lick of a moment too soon!)

LiLu said...

Sigh. I could get rid of half my clothes (most of which don't fit me anymore), and I probably wouldn't notice...

morethananelectrician said...

If you want guys to pay attention to what you right or say...don't show boob-photos so early. We are easily distracted. :)