Back in June, I decided that it was lost 27.8 pounds (so far) since September 29, and I none of my pants fit. This, my friends, is a great problem to have!in our house. Now, it’s January – and it’s time to do it again. This time, however, it’s going to be fun. Why? Well, I’ve
For January, I’ll have to increase the clothing budget, so that I can buy three or four pairs of slacks – and maybe a couple of smaller-than-I-used-to-wear dress shirts. By the way, depending on how old you are, you might refer to slacks as pants, dress pants, church pants, or britches. My MeMa, when I was a kid, used to call blue jeans dungarees. To this day, that’s what I call them. When I get to heaven, I hope that God gives me a pair of dungarees to wear – and a house right next to my MeMa’s. (Does the above paragraph confirm that I live in the South, or what?)
I have three big trash bags filled with mainly dress clothes – and I think I’m going to donate them to a local rehabilitation center. The young men in the center go to church most Sundays, and there might be a person or two at the center who can wear the clothes. There’s nothing wrong with most of the items, except for the fact that they no longer fit me. I’ll take them to the local donation center, if the rehabilitation center can’t use them.
Isn’t it strange how much better it feels to have an uncluttered closet? Why is that? It must have something to do with our desire for balance. We like things to even out. Heck, when I transfer money from my checking account to my savings account, I always like for my savings account to have an even amount of money in it. If the balance is $3,457, I’ll transfer $43, just to make it an even $3500.
I hope you are having a wonderful start to your year. I know that I am. I guess, now that I think about it, I’m working hard, in all areas of my life, to find balance.
Alright, enough about finding balance and cleaning out closets. Tomorrow, I promise, it’s back to the personal finance grind. Today, however, I’m going to buy a new pair of pants – or two.