As a general rule, I feel compelled to have actual content before bothering anyone with my random thoughts. But it’s Wednesday. And here in la-la-land, that’s You Can Do It! day, so indulge me. Or wait for Thursday, when I get back to real writing. Because right now, we’re boarding the bus for “Things Laura Gets Excited About And Then Realizes She Doesn’t Have The Right Curtains For.”
So, I was reading another blog this morning and I came across this:
And I thought, Oh my God, that is so kind of…HOT…and it’s just like those curtains my mother-in-law made me for the office, like, 10 years ago. Except those are not hot, but MAN, what a great post this would make! And then I saw this:
And I thought, OK, now seriously, I totally HAVE to do the tie post. So I go running downstairs with my camera and the cutest belt I can find because at this point, I am completely committed to modeling the latest in tie-curtain-dress fashion, and it turns out that at some point during the last move, I THREW THEM AWAY.
This is something I do often. Throw things away. I hate clutter and having arbitrary things l don’t really need. So every couple of months, I’ll pick a closet or drawer and just start chucking stuff. My husband — the one who still has his ceramic baby booties (don’t get me started), a moderately inappropriate scrapbook made for him by his high school girlfriend, and shreds of a once-thought-to-be-cool University of Colorado t-shirt with a middle finger on it — hates this behavior. But I have kids with a crap-ton of stuff and therefore I absolutely loathe having other at-the-time seemingly useless stuff shoved in random places around my house.
I will admit that my predisposition towards roomy drawers does sometimes come back to bite me in butt. Like when I can’t find a single white button-up shirt to wear with jeans because I’ve thrown them all away due to possibly-imaginary-but-really-probably-there yellow stains under the arms. Or when I want to craft a tie-curtain-dress masterpiece.
So maybe the hoarder is right. Maybe I should save more. That way, when maxi-pad minis and coupon-covered lamp shades come into vogue, I’ll be totally ready.