Gone KonMari crazy with a little weep

For about the last 18 months, I have been on a mission to declutter. I mean, it seems like I am always decluttering my closet (that infinite space that reproduces even more crap the minute I close the doors). But I'm more serious this time. I'm even openly attacking Mark's clothes, albeit rarely worn dress…

Work is Godzilla in my life right now

For awhile there, I really thought the whole better health quest with its diet and exercise components would be the thing that took over and dismantled life as I knew it the way the giant, fire-breathing lizard used try to do to Tokyo in the old movies. Instead, I think diet and exercise have been…

The “being female” premium

I have dropped some weight this year (go me!) and realized this morning that some of my clothes are too big. Mostly I can cope - that's what belts are for, right? Plus I have a range of sizes in my closet, even after decluttering and donating a lot of my closet. Some pieces I…

Clothing and budget ponderings

My daughter stopped by tonight to shop my closet for interview clothes. Several months of disciplined healthier eating and regular exercise has reshaped her, and she felt none of her existing interview-appropriate clothes fit well enough or were appropriate. I have clothes ranging in sizes from 8 to 16, so there were plenty of choices.…

Aging – dinosaurs, televisions, dress codes

Whenever I have one of those reality bites moments about getting older, 2┬ádefining moments come to mind: C, at age 7 and showing me a book she had gotten from the school library on the┬áplesiosaurus, asking me if I had ever seen one in person. While I comfort myself that my daughter had not real…