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I'm clearing out my wardrobe again, putting shirts and trousers in bin bags and intending to drop them off at the Salvation Army collection point when I go into town later on to try and find my sister a birthday present. Why every so often I throw out perfectly good, wearable clothing when I'm already convinced that I have little or nothing to wear most days is a mystery to me, but strange as it may seem, a wardrobe clearout always makes me feel better, less burdened, lighter of heart...and let's face it, some of these things I'll never fit into again. Better someone else gets a chance to enjoy them. Besides, I'm tentatively planning to visit London again for the January sales, so I'll need the space I'm creating soon. I think I might even part with one or two pairs of shoes today...

I'm also trying to clear out the cellar, but I can see that it'll be a job that'll take several tries. Unbelievable, the junk that's accumulated there in the last 7 or 8 years! I've made a start by throwing out all my old video tapes -- even though I still own a VCR, I never use it anymore, and I'm sure tapes must deteriorate over time, especially if they've been kept in a cobwebby cellar for several years.

Work and Jobsworth have been getting to me again lately, disturbing my dreams at night, and so I've decided to take a day off every week for the rest of the year, or I may end up back in the same dark place I was in a year ago. I know I should find something else somewhere else really, but I'm still holding out for redundancy. It's difficult though, when all the colleagues you've worked and formed friendships with for years and years get made redundant, but you yourself keep being passed over.

ETA: failed to find my sister a nice birthday present, so a card will have to do. Saw a gorgeous pair of boots, but failed to bring them home with me for some reason. Now I'm downloading Paint Shop Pro, so I can try and fail miserably at making icons later. Meh.



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Oct. 28th, 2006 12:11 pm (UTC)
spooky .. I'm just about to do the same today - have a clearout of clothes for charity.

Your tentative January plans sound great .. but I still think January shoe shopping in New York is better ;)!

Sorry to hear work is pants again ...have you still been looking at the alternative to holding out? i.e. moving on?
Oct. 28th, 2006 02:07 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that's spooky indeed! Do you think it means something? ;-)

I still think January shoe shopping in New York is better ;)!

Oh, no contest! But it rather depends on a certain band's touring schedule, doesn't it?

have you still been looking at the alternative to holding out? i.e. moving on?

Erm...no. I don't know what my privateer-greatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgreatgrandfather would have made of that...probably would disown me. OTOH, since I'm holding out for a large-ish sum of money...
Oct. 28th, 2006 07:09 pm (UTC)
Presumably they keep on keeping you on because you are wonderful?

You could point this out to Jobsworth sometime!!
Oct. 28th, 2006 08:20 pm (UTC)
They're keeping me on because they're sadistic bastards! Maybe I should change my tune, and say I never want to leave, see how soon they'll give me my notice then! ;-)
Oct. 28th, 2006 11:06 pm (UTC)
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