On My Own

* And now I'm humming the classic Les Mis song *
Oh, isn't there a new movie of it coming out? Get excited!
Hoagie Bear is living it up linguist style at the lit conference in Logan, Utah.  And me and Maddie Bear {everyone's a bear at our house, I'm brennie bear. Just go ahead and get on board} are here all alone to fend for ourselves until he returns on Sunday.
Boo hoo hoo.
So far, in his absence, I have "cleaned out" his side of the closet. You know, to make room for my winter wear for the 2 days that it's freezing cold and 60 degrees in Texas. I got rid of a lot of stuff too. 5 boxes today, plus 6 more in the garage from when I rotated in the Summer/all year round wardrobe. Not all of it was his stuff (only 1 box), I'm not that terrible a wife! And he will get to enjoy a nice long shopping day where I buy him a whole bunch of cute new outfits to replace the old ones.
I am that terrible a wife.
Needless to say, I chose NOT to post pictures of Hoagie Bear's side of the closet because:
- there's not much there
- in fact, the only clothes he has left are the 4 outfits he packed in his carryon this week (not really, but almost)
- in the off chance that he sees this post he might not be happy about it
- and lastly, boy clothes are boring
After over-hauling the closet, I think it's time to have a yard sale.

I didn't get rid of everything, I still kept a few pairs of shoes...

I do have a little confession to make when it comes down to actually having a garage sale: I am the girl who makes glittery signage, fancy labels, and organized displays of my items but when it comes time to sell them, I end up keeping a lot of stuff, or conversely, giving it away for free (not even re-couping the start-up cost of my bedazzled yard sale signs). When I say that I keep a lot of stuff, I don't mean that I do take-backsies where someone wants something and I say oh no, that's not for sale I still want that. That is silly and completely non-yard-sale-haver ettiquette. I just start to unpack boxes and make a little huge-mongous pile of "Well I'll probably need that sometime in the near future, so I'd better go ahead and hang onto it." My house is full of that someday you'll be useful stuff.
Isn't everyone's?
Now I feel guilty.
Which brings me to the other thing I've been doing since my personal chef left yesterday.
Eating fast food.
For every meal.
It's actually embarassing going through the drive-thru (God forbid they actually see me) and picking up 2 sausage mcmuffins (Maddie's gotta eat too!) and then thinking, well, lunch is only a couple hours away I'd better get a spicy chicken sandwich and french fries too. And then they ask "would you like anything else?" And you know you can't leave McD's without one of their chocolate dipped cones, that's like the best thing they have to offer. And a $1 sweet tea. It's all good, I get the unsweet kind so it's totally healthy :)  But then they read my order back to me and it takes an eternity and I feel like a cow.
I'd like to thank McDonald's, Jack in the Box, and Carl's Jr. for making this week without hubby here to cook for me more bearable. I'd also like to credit you for making sure my skinny jeans don't fit (or my fat jeans for that matter). Thanks.  On the bright side, I have had to do ZERO dishes the last couple days. So there's that.
In hindsight, it's not a good idea to eat a bunch of junk and then try on all your clothes.
No wonder I got rid of so much stuff!
Hoagie Bear we need you!
Come back!!!


  1. Ha, glad you have found some creative (and tasty) ways to survive! Also, we are having a garage sale next weekend and I want to get rid of EVERYTHING in the pile... so you are welcome to come make glittery signs for me if you want :)

    1. I will say the glittery signs do attract a specific population... mostly all the kids in the neighborhood! I wish we lived closer, I love garage sales. Shopping them, not having them. Good luck!

  2. OMG I would so come to your yard sale!! I can't believe how many shoes you have! You should have one of those fancy Blog Clothing Sales. Those things crack me up!

    1. Ha! I'm not quite organized enough (nor do I have a fancy enough selection) to do a blog sale, but they are fascinating to me. I don't even know how to fix my blog to do normal stuff though so I'll save the online sales for craigslist. Hey, didn't you do that hilarious post about what not to donate to the church rummage sale? So funny!!!


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