Eeny, meeny, miny, moe

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? 🙂

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25 Responses to Eeny, meeny, miny, moe

  1. Phil Lanoue says:

    Yes we have been seeing cut trees available for sale here in the coastal South Carolina area for several days now. Don’t know where they are from. Glad you stopped for pics.

  2. zannyro says:

    You got a LOT done! Of course we miss you…but it’s got to be a good feeling to get so much done…very neat…amazing how early they cut the trees…no wonder they catch on fire so easily 🙂

  3. bulldogsturf says:

    I was about to ask the very question that Zannyro has answered for me… the trees must be tinder dry by the time Christmas arrives… and then we hang electric lights all over them… asking for trouble if you ask me…
    If you’ve been taking a rest I’ve not noticed… you comment on nearly everyone of my photos… and naturally I’m very grateful…
    As for changing shape as we age… we all do… and I always say grow old gracefully and with pride… accept the shape will change and embrace it… all the diets under the sun don’t work, so be proud of your shape… if hubby still loves you who cares about anyone else…

    • Thank you. What a wonderful comment!! No, I’m still trying to read all of my emails and comment on wonderful blogs like yours :), but I’m not posting on my blog every day like I was before. It just became far too time consuming, and I felt like I was neglecting so many other things. As far as changing shapes go, you are so right that we just need to embrace it. I love my food too much to starve myself, so I just make sure I eat as healthy as possible, and even though my hubby affectionately calls me Chubby all the time, he does love me, so that’s all that matters :).

  4. dorannrule says:

    Thanks for this post Cindy. I am reminded that it’s o.k. to put off blogging to get something else accomplished. Ooooo, but I need to get rid of that skirt I wore when I was 3 sizes smaller. Hope dies hard and so does my urge to blog.

    • You’re welcome Dor :). I think the key is to find a balance between the things you like to do and the things you know you should be doing and to definitely not have your husband in the room when you are trying on the clothes that are 3 sizes too small. I think my husband thought he was at a comedy show LOL!!

  5. grandmalin says:

    We gave up having a real tree several years ago because there were always needles everywhere – this certainly could be the reason why. No wonder they tried to soak up so much water. I miss the lovely smell, but not the mess.

    • Hi and thanks for visiting :). Being a bit of a clean freak myself, the needles used to drive me crazy, especially when it was time to take the tree down and drag it outside. Then I discovered Christmas tree bags! I don’t know if you have seen them or not, but it’s like a huge white garbage bag which you set under the tree and arrange like a tree skirt. Then when Christmas is done, you simply pull the bag up around the whole tree, and the result is no mess whatsoever. I love whoever invented tree bags :).

  6. TBM says:

    This method wouldn’t work with me. I have a really cozy couch I could sleep on. then an air mattress if I got desperate. You see: organizationally challenged. Can’t believe they are already cutting down trees. Doubt they will have any needled by Christmas Eve.

    • Well then, I guess that’s even more reason why I need to come over there and crack the whip to get you organized. I would use Miles and your cat (can’t remember name) to guard the couch and the air mattress until the job was done :). LOL!!

      • TBM says:

        Not sure I like Crack the Whip part. And good luck getting Miles and Atticus to do anything besides eat. They won’t even dust under the couch. Ingrates!

      • OMG, I was just laughing so hard reading your comment because I had visions of you attaching Miles and Atticus to poles and using them as Swiffer Sweepers under the couch. LOL!!

  7. don’t let any cat lovers see that last comment– me, I have tried it with my cat, but he leaves cat hair everywhere. I am with TBM–a bed covered with clothes would not stop me–I would probably just crawl in under them

  8. benzeknees says:

    OMG, it’s way too early for real trees! I guess maybe they want to get them cut before there is too much snow on the ground, but really?

  9. zelmare says:

    Well done! A yucky job that I normally put off for as long as possible! I was forced to do all that 3 times in the last three and a half years, as I moved three times in that period (separation, divorce, etc.) You’ve got one very special hubby there!!! 🙂

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