99 things– #61 through #65

I found a list of 99 things, and I will be bolding the ones I’ve done and explaining a bit about each. Because I have a tendency to yammer on, I am doing 5 of the 99 at a time.

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies. Oh, my goodness, yes. Technically, I was never a Girl Scout myself, though I did a stint as a CampFire Blue Bird and sold Almond Roca in 1st grade. But I was a Girl Scout Leader for many years and that definitely counts! Yes, the girls do the bulk of the cookie selling themselves, but their parents/leaders are always deputized into bringing the order form to work. (My humblest apologies, coworkers of the past! and I hereby promise to buy your daughters’ cookies, coworkers of the future!)girl-scout-cookie-cluster Continue reading “99 things– #61 through #65”

A portrait of the closet as a time capsule

(Yes, I read a bit of Joyce while preparing to study overseas in Dublin, back when I was in college…)

back lit closet
Photo by Darwin Bell

In my closet, hanging ever so neatly, are the following:

  • Clothes in my present size that I wear;
  • Clothes in my present size that I never wear but for some reason still keep;
  • Clothes in the next size smaller;
  • Clothes in the size smaller than that;
  • “Historical” clothing (dresses of my mom’s from the 60’s, Q’s First Communion dress, dirndls from Germany);
  • “Memorabilia” clothing (the fisherman’s sweater I knit at 21 in Ireland, staff uniform sweatshirts from AFRC Chiemsee, some favorite items from college and just-married days).

What is up with that?  Does everyone do it?  What percentage of the clothes in your closet do you actually wear?

  • {Clutter} released: One striped shirt.  It was a busy day and I just grabbed something out of a drawer.  Still, every little bit counts!