maandag 2 juli 2012

Happy memories and a shocking discovery

This week I was busy with other things than quilting.

For years I used to put our photographs in albums, everything in chronological order, no special albums for special occasions, just everything in the order as it happened. At one stage because of two house moves in 6 months and all our albums and photographs staying packed up in boxes for about 8 – 9 months during that period, I stopped and just never got around to picking it up again.

It always gnawed on me …..  when I saw the 45 albums already made on the top shelf of our bookcase …  and knowing that each year I was adding more and more pictures … just to put them away in plastic bags or boxes.

Sooooo, a few weeks ago I decided to empty the plastic bags and boxes and sort out the pictures, last week I bought a stack of albums and started pasting the pictures in them…. I had to start with 2005! Do you remember what you all did in and looked like 2005?? Well, I had the chance to have a good look again, oh boy, haven’t  the kids grown and weren’t DH and me really a bit younger looking back then….??

Which brings me to the following …… this Saturday we went out for dinner with friends to a lovely restaurant, Allemansgeest. Usually wearing jeans I wanted to dress up a bit, so I delved into my closet and got out some nice skirts, dresses and various pairs white pants I had not worn for a time.

Well, I knew I was a little bigger since wearing them, so I tried one on a skirt … ok, that first one did not fit… on to the second skirt…… oh dear, that one didn’t fit anymore either… surely the third skirt would still fit …..  or a dress……or another dress…….shock ….. horror …….. nothing fitted anymore,  by the time I got to trying on the pairs of pants DH had joined me because he needed to get changed as well and did not improve things by saying: “well, that one is a no-no” or “I wouldn’t even try that one”, by the time I had only pulled up a pair of pants as far as my knees! He couldn’t help teasing me, watching my frantic efforts to try one piece of clothing after the other to try and find at least one piece that still fitted me. Thanks dear, I love you too!
When I finally did find a pair of white jeans that fitted me, the same happened with some of the nicer pairs of shoes I have …..

So the result is this…..

can all be thrown out!
And only because I stopped at one stage, there is more where that came from, I am afraid.
Not this pair though, they do not fit anymore, but these were my wedding shoes, keeping these for ol’times sake…. Happy memories!

Never ever before have I experienced this, except for during my pregnancy I was always the same size ever since I was about 17-18 years old……… size 38 (US 8/UK 10) where did you go??

I have decided I do not like this getting older thing…. No-I-do-not-like-it-at-all :-((  !!

To finish on a happier note, had a really nice visit from Yvonne this week. Also here quilts were a bit in the back of our minds, we chatted mostly about our love of travelling in the US. She brought me some great picture books of her travels over there to look at and I showed her my pictures of the Quilt Festival in Houston I visited in 2010 and 2011. Yvonne is lucky enough to there this year! It was a really nice morning and time was too short, so much to talk about.

Next time a nice quilty blogpost, time for a Feathergirl update, don’t you think?

Bi everyone!

3 opmerkingen:

  1. Haha...moet wel lachen om je verkleedpartij. Ik zou bijna zeggen: 'get used to it'. Op een zeker leeftijd verdwijnt die taille zomaar opeens. Onvoorstelbaar! Volgens mij komt het omdat we krimpen...
    Zie het positief in, tijd op te shoppen volgens mij!

  2. A lovely post Phyliss, it is quite a shock as a woman when you realise you are now older and your shape changing! I am turning the magic half century number in a few months! Have a great week!

  3. Oeps! A moment of truth? I love your panther boots!