I cleaned out my dresser and closet yesterday afternoon, in anticipation of going back to work. Yes, most people would do that sort of cleaning before moving, but not me.
Turns out, the last time I was a working woman I was pregnant. Since then, I've given birth twice, and lost some weight. I took all my "fattest" clothes to the used clothing store last summer. I was sure I still had decent, go-out-in-public clothes, but I don't. I found 6 pairs of maternity pantyhose, 3 trouser socks, and a lot of t-shirts. I have a couple of skirts, but no shirts to go with them. I have black dress pants, but no black flat shoes. I also have a bulky wedding dress, my grad dress, and the bridesmaid dress I wore in my sister's wedding in 1988. It's turquoise taffeta with huge puffy sleeves and a big bow on the butt. Think I could wear it for the first day of school?