Saturday, July 28, 2007

dreaming of less

I am not a pack rat. In fact, I am the exact opposite. I love throwing things away (i.e. when the mustard bottle is finished, i love throwing it in the garbage), I rarely take things for free (always ask myself where I would put it). and I HATE clutter.

We are having a garage sale next week in hopes of shelling off some of our clutter.

I had a set-back yesterday when my mom brought, yet again, a few more boxes and my wedding dress. I LOVE my wedding dress, but I hate storing it. I haven't cleaned it yet. I know that I should b/c I would love for my girls to wear it (they probably won't and I'll have to fork over some cash for a new one). The good news with the wedding dress is that it gave me the opportunity to try it on. My weight goal is to be what I was when I got married. The dress fit! A little tight, but after my mother repeatedly said, "Don't expect it to fit, mine didn't. Your body changes after kids", I surprised her with a successful fitting. I was beaming. Only 10 more lbs to go.

With my mom here and her help I have gone through almost every room in the house and I'm ready to start pricing and getting a little cash out of all the things I don't use.

On another note, some funnies from Eloise.
- the other day while driving in the car, she cried as if she was in pain. I asked if she was okay and she replied "I'm okay mom". So cute.
- after running away from us, we ask her to come. She responds by stomping her feet on the ground as if she is staying put. The moment we walk towards her she finally comes.

Lily update
- NOT sleeping. She was getting out of the straight jacket we call a swaddle. So we decided to unswaddle. I had 3 hrs of sleep last night. Needless to say, she is swaddled tonight with barriers surrounding her preventing her from flipping on to her tummy. We are hoping to eliminate the swaddle within a month. We'll see how it goes.