Monday, January 31, 2011

The big Purge

I always find moving a great time to get rid of things that I've had for a long time and don't use, don't like anymore or haven't worn in 6 months or so. Since I'm moving in 3 weeks I thought I would start early and get a grip on my purging action. This weekend turned out to be quite successful with getting rid of some items that I don't need. 2 bags of clothes that I can't/don't wear (yay, going vegan has it's perks!) some appliances that involved melting cheese (sorry Rae, I donated my grilled cheese maker *sigh*)an old cat carrier and my huge dining room table that I know won't fit in my new place.

So now that I'm on that road, it made me think about other forms of purging. No I don't mean an eating disorder. A few people I know have mentioned this in the past month and I think I might be doing this as well. Purging of friendships. Ouch! I have done it before, but it has been when something has gone really really wrong and there were no other options. I don't know about kicking them completely out of my life, but they are seriously getting a downgrade on the ladder which is my buddies list.

Do you ever meet with someone and about half an hour in you think to, this is really draining..I could really use a nap! I have a few "friends" that are energy vampires and when I get home I have a headache and all I want to do is crawl under the covers for 4 hours. How do people become these vampires? Do they know they suck the energy right out of people? Do they even care?

So..let this be a month long experiment. Let's see if my purging of the physical junk and my little vampires will be less a burden on my shoulders. I know I have at least one reader, but if there are a few out there that stumble across this and have an opinion I'd love to hear about it! What would you do with these little vampires yourselves? Do you have a purge story?


  1. Am I your one reader???


    So I currently have very few friends who I see in person on a regular basis and because it's pared down to just a few, none of them are vampires. It's sad. That I don't see too many people in person too often, not that I don't currently have a vampire, but that's the unfortunate reality of being a working mom with a husband who works nights.

    So I only see people I really, really like. And I don't see enough of them. So if you're reading this and you haven't seen me in ages, it doesn't mean you're a vampire, it means I don't have a life...

    Anyway, I've had vampires in my life before...sometimes I haven't realized it until they were gone...sometimes I've known and I've dreaded hanging out with them.

    Because you never know when I causal remark over beer might end up as a weekend camping with your vampire...

    I think mostly the vampire friendships have just died. The vampire moved on and then I realize how must less stressful my life is! On the rare occasion that I've noticed I've had a vampire, I've either just gradually cut back seeing them (and that way it's not as obvious to them...) or had to just suck it up because I lived or worked or both with them and sometimes there's no way out...

    Good luck with all the purging...I'm looking forward to updates! I'll be quiet now. Sheesh. I should have written my own block post about vampires...

  2. You are my one reader and you are definitely NOT a vampire! Your comment made me almost spray tea out my nose...haha camping with vampires - te he!

  3. What? You went camping with vampires too??? Imagine that!

    Before you try to roll a Yahtzee, pass the rum please...

    Sorry about your tea!