purge weekend certainly did not unfold completely as planned. whereas my paperwork stash did make significant gains (via significant losses), i mostly succeeded in moving things from one shelf to another, and squinting a lot at my shelves while attempting to determine exactly how i wanted things to look. i did scrape off a good chunk from the living room bookcase (which has been notoriously overrun with crap since day one), much of which actually ended in the donate pile (see inset).
i also nearly broke all of my bones falling off the counter… which i was standing on in socks (socks are slippery) to clean out my kitchen cabinets. but did find yet a few more things that can go (if anyone wants a popsicle mold shaped like rocket ships, you might want to hit the forest ave. goodwill this week). it was probably worth the almost shattered pelvis.
after that though, things kind of unraveled. i was off to old port fest for fried mushrooms and panic attacks (WHERE DO ALL THESE PEOPLE COME FROM?), and then accidentally ended up having beers for 6 hours with some very smart and chatty friends. needless to say, when i stumbled home around 11:30, i was in no mood finish putting my toys away.
still, some positive things have still emerged from this somewhat wrecky purge weekend:
1. laura at fore front fashion has graciously offered to show me the ways of fashion minimalism. (can you say closet gutting session?)
2. the boyfriend actually did keep his promise and got all of his shit out of the living room.
3. 2 loads of trash and goodwill donations have already left the house, with the promise of more to come over the coming week.
4. i used my hangover as an excuse to eat cheesy pazzo bread for breakfast.