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Why I'm thrilled to be messing up my nice clothes

Thursday, June 14, 2012

I will admit, I like clothes. I like pretty clothes. I tend to focus on natural fibers, embroidery, ethnic styles. Kind of hippie-boho-traveller - that's my look for everyday wear.

So when tiling, I change into old clothes - clothes that fit 40 lbs ago. Huge baggy shorts or cropped pants, pretty tops that gap and gape and hang. And, of course, I make sure my clothes don't clash, despite the fact that everything is currently smeared with blue cement. (We add blue bond to the thinset, to help it stick and to add some flexibility.)

Today - navy blue shorts, ivory embroidered faux-wrap top with mini sequins. Hardly tiling clothes, but they are huge, they'd have gone to some rummage sale, I kept a few items for tiling.

I walked by a paraprofessional who asked, "Why are you messing up your nice clothes?"

I answered, "I'm HAPPY to be messing up these nice clothes!!! These are huge on me [pulling the front of the shirt to show the extra five or so inches of fabric]. These clothes are from 40 lbs ago. I'm THRILLED that they're way too big and I can wear them for tiling!"

And it is SO totally true!!!!!
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    2192 days ago
    What a cool attitude, love it.

    You are being here now (but 40 pounds lighter)! And: of course I remember that mantra . . . we are totally of the same generation AND the same boho hippie outlook.
    2196 days ago
    It seems the first thing we do is throw away all the reminders... emoticon show that keeping a few items here and there can also be wonderful reminders. Keep up the good work...with creating and defining your healthy lifestyle and the tiling! emoticon
    2197 days ago
    I think that is super, looking pretty, showing pride in your accomplishment (-40#) and getting the job done too!
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    2197 days ago
    That is totally emoticon !!!!!!!!!!!!
    2198 days ago
    Sounds like we both like same kinds of clothes!!

    Tiling is something I'd like to learn to do - I'm always enthralled looking at tiled installations like in public places, bathrooms etc...
    2198 days ago
    I'm a mess while tiling, LOL - I wipe my cementy hands on my clothes! (I even have a bra with blue cement smears!!!)
    2198 days ago
    Yay!! I think its a testament of how far you have come, and what tremendous progress you have I bet you look super cute while tiling :)
    2198 days ago
    Good for you!! happy tiling and happy clothes shopping for NEW sizes that fit!
    2198 days ago
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