Tuesday, November 4, 2008

i need to clean something...

i'm feeling stressed.

listening to political analysts all day will do that to a person.
which leads me to this:
we have a new president.
i'm not sure how i feel about it all.

to add to that...i have a baby whose sleeping is all messed up because of daylight savings time.
the little baby who once slept till 7:30 or 8 is now wide awake at 6:30 (no OR 7...its been 6:30 every morning).
no matter what i do.
and that's not even mentioning the two other times she is up in the night.
shoot me.

like i said,
i'm stressed.

when i'm stressed...i clean stuff.
i'm kind of compulsive that way.

then, i start projects that are larger than life.
and i get more stressed.

today's project:
getting rid of old clothes.

{you're getting stressed looking at all of that, aren't you?
and now i'm even more stressed that i just divulged this insanely messy corner of my room. don't judge me, please. it was all in the name of "cleaning."}

a project to get rid of old clothes....this is a big step for me.
because this means getting rid of almost all of my clothes...ones that i have been in denial are old...but rather "vintage." yeah right.

so getting rid of all my "vintage" stuff means...i'm going to be walking around in my birthday suit until i can afford new ones.

ok, not really.
but, my stress-releaser project gave me a new things to stress about- a big mess, and a desire for more clothes to fill the space that my old ones took up.

maybe one of you could submit my name for one of those style network shows...like "how do i look" or "what not to wear" or something like that. i'd love you for it.

now i'm going to go back to being stressed.

*update: hours and hours, empty drawers, a clean closet, a less-stressed marci, and three brim-full garbage bags later, the clothes are cleaned up and out of the house. i'm feelin' clutter-free...rid of all my high school baggage (and let's be honest...that colorful sweater even represents some eighth grade baggage...). anyone up for some shopping?


Linda said...

You ALWAYS look great to me. So don't you go getting a make over! They'll make you into a clone of someone you are NOT! I love your unique style!
It's hard to " clean up", sort out and get into those forbidden and forgotten corners ! I like my closet with less things to chose from... basic good quality pieces that one can mix and match! It's hard to do and I am still working on it! You will LOVE going into your closet and having ROOM . I am proud of you. Go Ahead! Say goodbye to that ROXY colorful sweater from High School.! You can do it! Te amo, mi NiƱa bella.

jaci said...

I am just laughing because I REMEMBER that sweater so well - it is so marci. did you get rid of it? :( Don't worry... i would still have old clothes except that I unfortunately am not the same size as I was back then!!!

You are gorgeous and always have style. i love ya.

Amy said...

I remember that sweater too! And don't worry Marce- I do the same thing when I get stressed or over anxious. Then Jeff comes home and says "the tornado hit again"... what's a girl to do?! Hope your stress level is down! :) Love you!

Candace said...

hahaha. One thing I love about your posts is that I relate so well to your stories! When I'm stressed, I too get on one massive cleaning streak. Typically I begin late at night, which is never healthy. But it always works out in the end.

Now I just need to get my husband on board. You could say he's a bit of a pack rat, and I don't deal well with that. Someday...

I'm glad your room is all "dejunked." Thanks for the posts that keep me laughing!

Megan said...

Way to sluff off the bad, cleanse! It always feel so good! Sometimes I get hooked on cleaning out and taking stuff to DI just because it feels so good. Go girl!

ClaysJenna said...

I am SO up for shopping...I am wearing the same few outfits over and over haha!!! I clean or cook when stressed...its a great stress reliever

Nate said...

ha ha, maybe this is sad, but even I remember that sweater, and I'm a guy and shouldn't remember those kinds of things :) Not that it was bad, it was just very you :)

Jason-Cassie-George said...

Marci, I just want to tell you a little story. I am online searching for yummy recipes to make need week for dinner, and the thought came to my mind, that the Hartley's are great cooks, I think you and your mom and family should start a cooking blog. I would be an avid reader.

Kimberly said...

Marce! I just did that too. To be honest, I am still in denial about some of my clothes being "too old." I still kept some clothes I probably shouldn't have. Oh well. Maybe next time I clean I'll actually get rid of them. :) Also, I did not get to comment on your Halloween costumes! I loved them!! Darling. Darling. Darling. Ellie is such a sweetie and loved your red hair :)

Joe, Amber and Ken Bowden said...

That's so funny because even I remember that sweater!