Um....I decided to declutter my house. I do this pretty often....at least every ten years or so. The thing is...I have jeans in my closet from high school. (BLUSH!) They range from size from 4...okay 5....to 22. No kidding. Well, there are a few 24's that I wore when prego, but that's beside the point. Point is, I have trouble throwing anything away. Yes, I'm a packsquirrel. Or I was. But now, I'm on a clothes-binging spree.
I was pushmowing the lawn the other day even though we have a perfectly good riding mower. I love to push mow because I like to make straight lines in the grass and be very methodical about how I mow. My husband recently got me a push mower as a gift not because he's a heathen hinting that I've got a little too much cottage cheese goin' on beneath my skin, but because I'd been begging for a push mower. My rationale is more excercise means I can possibly get back into a size **.
Didn't think I was gonna tell ya on a public domain, did ya? Heeee!
Anyway, I was mowing up a sweat and noticed the end of the house where my closet rests is tilting. EEEK. Now, you have to understand my walk-in closet is no less than 18 feet long...has 6 doors, three huge shelves above the clothes...and four long racks. They are so full and packed so tightly that I can't get any clothes in or out. So to remedy this, I hung clothes on my treadmill, and on the two chairs in my room.
I'm not sure, but upon further investigation of the tilt, I concluded that I think the weight of my closet is cracking the foundation of our home. I'm really not kidding about this. I'm scared to tell my husband. He'll make me get rid of more clothes for sure. LOL!
Today, my grandmother (who is visiting from Oklahoma) asked me if I still had my 200 pairs of shoes. Well, I may have misunderstood...she may have just asked if I still had all my shoes and my brain probably logged it in as 200 since I don't doubt that at one time I easily had that many. LOL! She said it with a straight face too.
I casually mentioned that, no, I'd cut way down to around 20 pair now. LOL!
Hey....it's a start.
Back to the closet-excavation....