You know you miss someone when you start co-mingling your socks into one drawer and you know they've been gone too long when you start taking over their closet space. Sorry Roger, but I had to do it. Let's just say it's me wanting to be closer to you.
Sunday is usually my baking day, but I'm on a major health kick, so I spent the afternoon doing equally homely things, such as cleaning, reorganizing my closets, and mending weathered clothes. What gave me all the energy to do all this? For starters, I slept in past the single digits and immediately hit the gym for some cardio. I then made myself the best smoothie with Pineapples, Cherries, Grapes, Strawberry Banana juice, flax, and vanilla protein powder. While enjoying a late breakfast, I found out my cousin and his wife welcomed a new bundle of joy into their family--the first baby in our family since my brother was born 16 years ago. Little Jackson arrived just in time after the Canadian hockey team's big Olympic Gold win. What an exciting day!
Happiness is contagious and my favourite thing to do when I'm happy is putter about the house doing tedious things. (No joke--I'm in my element while doing things that others would consider downright boring.) I colour-coded my work attire (see below for picture), neatly arranged my underwear and bra drawers, and mixed all of mine and Roger's socks together. I also condensed some of his t-shirts onto one shelf, so I'd have a designated space for my bedtime tank-tops.
I didn't stop there. There's a pair of black pants that I absolutely love and because I wear them all the time, the front clasps were hanging dangerously by a thread. I broke out my sewing kit and repaired them. A stitch in time saves nine! While I was at it, I hemmed a new dress. This took me longer than expected as I sewed it all by hand. Note to self: Remember to ask for a sewing machine for Christmas.
I think I took it from frumpy to fabulous. What do you think?
I may not be able to wear it to work anymore, but it's a small sacrifice to make. I can't wait to wear it out to dinner in New York. We have reservations next Saturday night. 🙂
I have to share one other thing with you guys because I absolutely died of laughter when I discovered it. Three years together and Roger managed to keep this gem of a shirt hidden from me beneath his gym shirts:
This is one of those shirts that you absolutely must not give to the clothing giveaway. You have to keep it for at least two more decades so you can wear it while picking up your kids from school while they're going through their awkward teenybopper stage. It reminds me of this shirt my dad owned in the early 90s:
Oh, I'm giggling. So now I'm packing for New York City and enjoying a cup of tea. (Another two of my all-time favourite activities.) Can you tell I'm slightly elated from today's events? Thanks for reading, please don't be too mad at me (Dad & Roger) and happy Sunday! 🙂