Tuesday, March 19, 2013
This morning I went to Zumba. There was a Zumba clothing sale afterwards and I bought some clothes to wear to Zumba. The idea of having something nice to wear instead of my daggy old workout daks is really cheering. I feel slightly naughty, because I do have a lot of clothes that are good for gardening and exercising.
I went home, showered, put on a load of washing, and admired my purchases. I have a rule: 1 item in, 1 item out. So I decided to go through my closet and drawers. And that is what I have been doing all day. Oh, and I organized the hall linen press and my spare clothing chest.
I took out all my clothes and tried them on.
A few pairs of pants are a little snug. And a few special items kept for sentimental reasons are simply too small to get into. But not unachievably small: by summer I will be wearing them. Everything else either fits or is a bit too big.
Out the big stuff went, some to the ragbag, along with the daggy stuff, and some to bless a lucky person who shops at the Salvation Army. Some of my summer stuff went into the chest, because, alas, it Is autumn now.
I do not need to buy another thing.
And I have to wear different stuff all the time now because soon it won't fit me any more. I have worked out some outfits and have them in the closet by outfit, not something I usually do. I have even got respectable clothes to garden in. And why not, since exercise and gardening are my favorite things?
And I am sitting down for the first time today with my sewing kit, because I have to move some buttons to stop my pants from falling down.