April 19, 2011

The Two Days of the Year I Dread

And these days are . . . the days I switch my clothes from winter to spring and from spring to winter.

Why do I dread these days?

Because I am the epitome of that statistic, "you wear 20% of your clothes 80% of the time."

I also don't like switching my clothes because they are reminders of all I didn't do this winter and therefore all I did not wear.

When I organize my clothes, I use this FlipFold to fold them. It is amazing and everything is all neat and nice and the same size.Sad that some clothes were still so neatly folded from not having worn them. Here are some of the 100% of my clothes that I wore only 20% of the time this winter.And some of my clothes waiting to be worn. Let's hope for a fun summer so I can wear them all.This spring however saw me cry for another reason when I was switching my clothes.

I came across the shirt I was wearing the day I found out my brother had passed away.

It was a new shirt I had just purchased from Lands End. A cotton cardigan in my favorite color, turquoise, it was the first time I wore it. And it will be the last.

I wore it from 7:30am that day until 2am the following morning.

I don't need the shirt to remind me of that day. I remember that day every day as if it were yesterday.

Off to my church's thrift store it goes, along with about 25 other clothing items.I just wish that awful day could go along with it.

"If you are going through hell, keep going." - Winston Churchill

11 comments:

Sarah {The Student Knitter} said...

i'm so sorry. *hugs*

EmptyNester said...

It's always difficult to find a way to live with the loss of someone so close. Always. They are such integral parts of our lives and, when they aren't here, there's this huge hole. Sending you hugs from SC.

Love all the blues and greens in your wardrobe. Most of my colors are black. LOL

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I think donating it is a good idea. Maybe it will help someone else, and in a small way that may help you feel better. Take care Carmie:@)

Jo said...

Hey friend, you've been busy,this has always been such a chore for me also.
Soooo off to "GoodWill",with 'em.
Let someone else enjoy them.
Good idea!...I did the same this time last year before moving into our new home. Alot of things didn't make the cut.hehe

Be blessed
~Jo
Lazy on Loblolly

Karan said...

HUgs to you. I wish I could take the pain away. I know just how you are feeling. I lost my mother last May 22. The only thing I could say when my sister called at 1:00 A.M. was please tell me it was after midnight. The 21st was my birthday and I did not want to remember my birthday as the day I lost mom. It was 12:15 A. M. that she passed.

I know my birthday will be hard this year but I will be surounded by family as we are taking a family vacation that week end.

Everyone keeps telling me it will be easier but so far I feel the same as you. Not a day goes by that you will not think of that person though some days are easier than others.

May God comfort you over the next few days.

Barbara said...

Reminders will pop out from everywhere, but I think you're wise to relinquish that one. Thinking of you!

michelle said...

Hugs to you sweet friend! Some reminders we need, others, not so much.

Blondie's Journal said...

I wore the same top in the ER and hospital when they couldn't get my daughter's asthma attack under control, she was 2 years old at the time and I thought we were going to lose her. It was a maternity top since I was pregnant with my other daughter at the time and I couldn't do anything with it after since I needed maternity clothes badly. Long story short...I wish I could have passed it on sooner, hang on to the good memories.

XO,
Jane

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beth said...

It is amazing how we look at a clothing item and remember exactly where and when we wore them. I don't think men do this, though...

Kristen said...

Isn't it interesting how the most everyday thing can bring up such vivid memories?

When I saw the title of this post, I had to laugh - I just wrote an email to my friend telling her today was the day to tackle my least favorite chore ever. Changing out clothes happens only twice a year, but it's worse than any other chore there is.

Off to start sorting...
Kristen
Turning a House into a Home

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