Part of me really misses posting on my blog every day, but another part of me is realizing that I can accomplish a great deal more in my life by only posting every few days. Case in point was this weekend. I decided to take the weekend off, and as a result not only did I finish drafting a book review that is due this week, but I also started and finished a huge project that I have been putting off for years. Yes folks, I finally decided that I will never again be the size I was before having kids, so it was time to clean out my closet.
On Saturday morning, bright and early, I dragged every single item out of my closet and threw them on my bed. There was a method behind my madness you see. If I had only pulled out one thing at a time, it would have been too easy to say that I would finish the project another day. However, by emptying the closet I knew that if I wanted to go to bed that night, I would have to complete the job :). I tried on every single piece of clothing and if it didn’t fit me or I just hadn’t worn it in years, it went into the donate pile. The size of the pile by midday was a sad testament to how much weight I have gained since I first moved in with my hubby in 1988. But really, it’s all his fault you know because he’s an amazing cook and always creates really fattening and delicious meals. What am I supposed to do – insult him and hurt his feelings by not eating them?? LOL Anyway, it’s a fact of life. I highly doubt any of my blogging friends are exactly the same size that they were 24 years ago. Not that I’m saying any of you are fat or anything!! It’s just that age (and good cooking) does start to take a toll. The best part of all was that my hubby took me out shopping when we were done to get some new jeans. What a good man he is :).
Now that my huge job is complete, I can relax – well, that is until I decide what the next big job will be. They seem to be never ending in this house, especially with Christmas closing in on us. Speaking of Christmas leads me to my photos for today. A couple of weeks ago, Mike and I were taking the backroads to Barrie, Ontario when our jaws both dropped at the scene before us. We happened to pass a Christmas tree farm, and they had already cut and packaged the trees, and they sat waiting delivery to their destinations. Keep in mind that it was only the beginning of November, so we were quite surprised that they were all cut so early. I guess I just never thought about it before. I always kind of assumed that they were cut at the beginning of December. As far as our eyes could see were piles upon piles of trees, and luckily I had my camera with me, so I asked Mike to stop so I could capture some shots to share with you. I could have taken much better shots if I had walked onto the property a ways, but the “No Trespassing” signs everywhere kind of deterred me.
So, it’s only 36 days until Christmas!! If you celebrate Christmas, have you started your shopping yet? 🙂