The following is a list of these silly possessions:
10) 1 blue plaid flannel shirt. Did I mention it's 85 and sunny here everyday?
9) 2 aprons. Both aprons have sentimental value, and I do love to cook, but I'm pretty sure that neither of my grandmas even wear aprons anymore.
8) 7 designer purses/bags. After about 3 days here I learned that I needed to check my vanity at the door. It's too hot and nobody is spending money on frivolous items down here. I now carry a black canvas bag that seems much more reasonable.
7) A pair of black leather Frye biker boots. These are my favorite pair of boots. I’m still convinced that once I acclimate to the warmth down here, I will wear these boots. I also should state that, of all the items I packed in my car, including a stereo/surround sound system, Xbox and all of my clothes, I was most concerned that someone would steal these boots.
6) A pair of light pink patent leather Stewart Weitzman stiletto heels. Frankly, I hardly wore these in Chicago.
5) My royal blue Nike running wind-breaker/jacket that I’ve had since high school. Clearly, I can’t part with this item.
See ‘The Hill’ posting for further explanation as to why this is dumb if you don’t already know.
4) A full length, hooded, terry-cloth robe. I take cold showers now, so that I don't continue to sweat after I've washed off. Absolutely no need for this one.
3) 8 Scarfs. These scarfs range from sweater wraps to pashminas to ‘summer scarfs’ (a la Jennifer Aniston).
2) A ski jacket. This is a two piece coat that includes a heavy fleece layer and a water-resistant shell. This coat ranks a close second in warmth to my full-length down coat which is tucked away in storage where it belongs.
1) A fake bearskin/fur blanket. I don’t need to further comment on this one.
So, that's it folks. I'm a changed woman, and I now see the error of my ways.
I'd like to dedicate this posting to my beloved boyfriend, Kevin, who repeatedly told me that I was packing too much unnecessary stuff for St. Thomas everyday for two weeks prior to our move. He also continues to point out each item that I shouldn't have brought. Kevin is a proud contributor to this posting.