Thursday, April 22, 2010

can you say pathetic?

for one of my classes we were assigned to count the number of items we have more than one of. such as clothes, shoes, toys, etc...from the moment i was given this task, i knew it would be a daunting one. after counting my posessions i felt spoiled, pathetic, and yet blessed. i do need to impart of my substance. "give said the little stream, give oh, give." i will share with you my numbers. so here we go..
shirts: 150
skirts, shorts, pants, etc: 53
dresses: 26
jackets, coats, sweatshirts: 25
shoes: 30--the cow girl boots and the rose heels are my favorites :)
purses: 12
dolls: 25
pictures on the wall: 181 (including dances and collages)
headbands: 35
perfume: 5
books: 55
now in my defense, some of these items are very old but still in good shape. as my mother always said "Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without." (that saying was hanging above my closet as a child) and the nice young lady that was helping me out today at Bare Essentials has never owned mascara from a grocery store..she spends up to $50 on a tube of mascara! That makes me feel a little better..considering my mascara is like $3
I know I am blessed and I know I have much to give.


  1. Wow, as I read this I wondered if I dared to go count all my stuff.... very humbling (so much for me being a minimalist). What a great exercise, it's easy to forget how much we have sometimes. Love your pictures and your shoes :).

  2. haha, this was a fun post to read. ;) You sure are blessed. I love your wall!! We should get together sometime and collage. :) love ya!