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Today I said Good Bye!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

There reaches a time when old friends grow apart. It took a long time for me to reach the decision to completely sever the ties with these old friends. It was not an easy decision for me. Today, I decided the time had come. Goodbye to those dear old friends who served me so well.

I had spent no time with these dear friends since last Spring. Things change - life happens. They were replaced by newer friends and almost forgotten. Today, I broke the final tie.

With fear in my heart, I lovingly washed and folded all my size 12 jeans - a few 14's had sneaked into the group - and took them to the Thrift store. They have lain neglected in my closet all these months, waiting for me to need them again. After all, I kept their cousins, the 8's and 10's, until they were needed.

Unhappily for them, I have grown much fonder of the 8's and 10's than I ever was of the 12's and 14's.

So - Good bye old friends. I won't be needing you! I really love the 8's and 10's!
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  • LYBBE1631
    Good job on losing the 12's and 14's. They were never worthy of you!

    Thanks for commenting on my blog - you are so right about us enjoying our spring when others are complaining of heat. I'm guessing the polar bears could move into my neighbourhood and be quite at home. They could eat the skunks and raccoons and everyone would be happy.

    Rock on girl - you're the best!
    4650 days ago
  • TAKE2ASAP
    YAHOO!!!!! Donna, this is wonderful. I hope someday to be saying goodbye to my 12s, only because I'll need a smaller size. But right now I'm happy to be in them. LOL

    I thought about giving my 14's and some 16's away, but it's happened before.. so I'm going to pack them. Just in case. I'm thinking wrong I know. I'm very happy for you though, Donna.

    WAY TO GO!!!!
    4651 days ago
  • JENNA2007CANADA
    Good going - I rejoiced when I said goodbye to my old friends (forever) and let them go to someone who needed them more! Jenna
    4654 days ago
  • GAELLE07
    Very funny and very brave of you. I think when the time comes I'll be saving mine, they will live in the shadows of my wardrobe. Not because I think I will ever need them again, but as a warning of what might be if my determination flags.
    4656 days ago
  • SPARKLEBELLE
    You had me fooled at first :) lol !!
    I would like to part with some of my old "friends" as well. Although they recall memories of times spent with them. Well, time marches on and we have to march with it. I am glad you had the courage to purge and focus on your new friends now. Have a great week :)
    Diane
    4657 days ago
  • COOKINGLIGHT
    I hope i can get rid of my old friends before i wear them out
    4658 days ago
  • ODETOLIFE
    HI Grandmother!
    I am so happy to see your post! Sorry, it took so long, but I was just coming over to say hello, and I noticed you had a newer blog that I hadn't read.
    I am so happy for your new friends you have made. Those old friends will make someone very happy, so don't be too sad.

    I long for the day when I too can send my old friends off. Never to return again.

    So good to see you again!

    I'll pop in again soon.

    Keep up the beautiful smiles and hard work...known as life!


    Love,
    Your Sparkin' granddaughter!

    Lis
    4658 days ago
  • NOMOREDJ
    Yeah!
    These are old friends that you could afford to sever ties with!!
    4658 days ago
  • DOWNPORT
    Donna - This really made me smile! You must feel SO good! Well done! Carole
    4658 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1990669
    WooHoo!!!

    What a great feeling, isn't it? I loved doing that myself. I kept giving away clothes to some of my poker gals, since a couple of them appreciated the "free" gifts. That was a good feeling, as none of these clothes were worn out or out of style.

    Can't wait to get rid of the 10's for good!!!

    Enjoy the new you!
    Mick
    4658 days ago
  • SLIMTHOUGHTS1
    Good for you!!! That is such a good feeling. I did that a year ago and this winter had to go buy some size 12 again. Not a good feeling. I am working on getting the weight back off. I retired in February and put on some weight due to less activity. So I am glad spring is coming and can back to being active. Even though I live in Texas winter is still cold to me. Must be that I am a pansy. Going to Curves each day is not enough and I sit more in the winter and think of food. That is never good.

    I enjoy reading all of the stuff on SparksPeople.
    4659 days ago
  • GAILMAGG
    That is so great I loved it.
    GAil
    4659 days ago
  • WAN2BHIKING
    LOL! I can't wait to send my dear old friends to join yours!
    4659 days ago
  • MOGAL1946
    WOOHOO! Good Girl. You have done an awesome job!
    4659 days ago
  • EZ_DUZIT
    Donna, how wonderful! I am so happy for you!!
    4659 days ago
  • SUPERMOM17
    Wow! Hurray for you!
    4659 days ago
  • RESHAPEMYLIFE
    How sweet and how true. I just bought my first pair of size 10 since the 1980's boy was that a thrill. I bet the people around you are very proud.
    Teresa
    4660 days ago
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