Birth of a project

I was getting dressed for a friend's birthday party and I didn't know what I was going to put on my body. I looked in my closet and it seemed empty, unpromising. I've had these moments before; everything was old, ill-fitting, or blah. I thought to myself, "Ugh! I have NOTHING to wear!" Then I began rifling through my closet and saw a forgotten shirt I loved and many more, and I realized I was crazy. I had plenty to wear, and plenty to choose from. My closet was FULL of treasures! At that moment I decided I would take a year to explore my closet and to add NOTHING new to my wardrobe.

I would create a NEW outfit for each day in order to maximize my wardrobe and shake up my style.

Basically, I would try to "snap out" of my fashion rut, and appreciate what I have.

It was my New Years' project:
One Closet, One Year.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Don't Panic!

This is Richard, subbing in for Shelayna tonight.

Hollis is fine. She had an infection, and had stopped drinking. She was very dehydrated, and needed i.v. fluids. She's back to normal, but we have to wait for the results of the bacteria cultures to make sure she gets the correct antibiotic before she gets to come home.

Thanks everyone for your concern. 

Here are the blurry,  iPhone under fluorescent pictures for tonight.

Outfit: Not a repeat.

Shelayna is worrying desperately!

Hollis is paying no attention, because she has chocolate ice cream.

Hollis on the phone saying, "It ain't no thing!"


  1. I can't take it.
    I feel like now I have to know how she is everyday for the rest of her life.
    Thanks for the update, Richard. I was praying for her. It's like when you become a mom, every kid is your kid just a little bit.

  2. I especially like the last one with the phone saying it ain't no thing. It may have been no thing, but until we know for sure, grammy's, aunties, mommies, friends and many others will think it is something. Thank you for the pictures. I am sure many of us are relieved now.

  3. I second Laura. I'll be texting every night to get a full report. She's a trooper and this will be one of those family stories told time and again.