For the past few weeks there’s been a small bundle of clean laundry that hasn’t found a home each Sunday when I put the ironing away. It has sat on top of my chest of drawers patiently waiting….
I knew in my heart of hearts that the time had come…..again! In preparation, I invested in a plastic storage box, a bigger one than the last one I bought.
Last night another shirt was added to the pile….. Yes, you’ve guessed it – the drawer where I store my band T-shirts was full…again!
As I opened it, and several made a bid to escape, I began to wonder how many I have actually bought in recent years? ( I don’t want to contemplate the amount of money I’ve spent on them!)
The question hung in the air as I emptied the drawer. I also retrieved the first small storage box from the wardrobe and decided to lay them all out on the bed.
After a few minutes I came to the conclusion that I need a bigger bed!
I’ll admit there are actually a couple missing – not too sure where they are hiding. Also, all my “old” pre-children gig shirts are MIA. I suspect they may be safely stored in a holdall in Boy Child’s cupboard.
As I laid out each shirt, I smiled as I remembered the show or a specific moment in the show or the people I was that night.
Each and every one of them hold precious musical memories.
Sorting through them wasn’t easy. How do you decide which ones go in the box and which ones go back in the drawer?
It reminded me of the scene from Toy Story where Woody got “shelved.”
Maybe I needed an extra set of drawers as well as a bigger bed? Common sense prevailed- rather than an emergency trip to IKEA, I sorted through them, leaving room in the larger of the two storage boxes to store more in future.
I also left space in the drawer for new additions….. well, 2018 is shaping up to be a great year for gigs! 😉
Oh, and if you were wondering, I counted 80 shirts give or take one or two (OK, I lost count!)