M’s September prompt for today is “once a treasure.” Can a treasure be something I didn’t have? Well, I can tell you it can be. Once I had a treasure; it was fifty pounds that I didn’t have that I do have now. Well, size 14 doesn’t look very good to some of you. But if you are a size 20, it looks like a treasure.
Let me tell you how I arrived at the above conclusion. It came about because FB threw back at me today something I wrote three years ago. To wit:
Report time, I have great ambitious early mornings! At six o’clock a.m., I was cleaning the floor of my closet; that’s the area that catches the throw away stuff, the give aways, lots of Walmart bags, a few Dilliard’s bags, the four inch strips I have cut off too-long dresses, shoes not decent to be seen but much too comfortable to get rid of, along with receipts and ten plus years of clippies.
What’s a clippie? That’s the tags I clip from clothes that show whether they are washable, where they are made, size—that kind of information you need to keep. I have come to a shrewd, maybe even original, conclusion. Ready? A woman is much more likely to keep clippies if she is losing weight than if she is gaining! Oh, how nice to go from 24-22-20-18-16-14! I threw them in a trash sack but I think I’ll go get them and organize them for a nice photo album!
Now how do I know they are evidence of coming down in size since I would have the same sizes on the way up? Because I quickly rid myself of all printed evidence on the way up!
Sort of one of the “like a man looks at himself in a mirror…and goes away and forgets what he looks like,” situations, and I don’t need a clippie to remind me!
So today I confess that I have not a single “clippie” in my closet. Yes, I’ve been on my way up! 14, 16, 18
So that is why I say, I once had a treasure – a size 14!