last night i lost ten pounds. of freaking junk. well not junk actually, ten pounds of paper that i used to think would decide my future. i have moved from three residences no less than 20 grad school applications in triplicate and the accompanying admissions materials. might have been more like twenty pounds really. so much paper. my objective is to purge the house before i have to move. there are so many things that it's time to let go of that are slowly working their way to the dumpster.
i found some old artwork and a veritable store of art supplies. damn joyce* for making me buy all that graphite. what the hell am i going to do with graphite and natural crayon and 72 pencils? but i really enjoyed finding the print of sarah with the quote "I just don't think a shake for breakfast, a shake for lunch and a sensible dinner would hold me." i can't remember the conversation that quote came from but i wish i could. it must have been a good one. it also proves that everything you do everyday can be related to your weightloss blog. even cleaning under your couch. it's like that game with kevin bacon. only fatter.
so my house is getting thinner even if i'm not. even the bookshelves. even the shed. i found three bags of polyfill. apparently i was going to make pillows. in 1995. and i haven't gotten around to it so i've just been moving it from house to house. atleast it's light. i can't quite decide what to do with them, they're not actually trash and yet if i don't make pillows before the next century they're not actually useful either. and the shoe boxes...trash or waiting to fulfill their final destiny? so many decisions.
*certifiable insane art teacher.