Changes

Life is funny. I have been thinking about life and what I want recently. We made a major decision this weekend not to buy this house we are in. We are going to downsize. I have decided that we don't want to have so much space. Space = more stuff, more money spent on filling the space, heating and cooling the space, cleaning the space. I want a more simple life. Don't get me wrong, I do like the nice things in life but it seems that we have gone into excess! As I look over the paper of new houses around the area, it seems like they are all 2300 square feet and bigger! It's hard to find a house under 2000 square feet. Isn't that insane??? So this weekend was spent, looking at possible new places to live. I also spent part of the weekend purging. My kids helped me. Every time I wanted to keep something, they said "What are you going to use that for?" and it helped me get rid of stuff. I ended up taking a truck (explorer size truck) load of stuff to Goodwill. I was going to try and sell stuff on eBay but then just decided that there are people in this world that need help and I am better off than alot of them, so I donated. I also threw out a ton of magazines! I am a hoarder of magazines. It was very tough for me to let go! But I did it. So now I shall be doing more purging because I am not moving the crap again! I am in search of a house that I can spend a LONG time in...that I can grow old in with my hubby. My goal is to do that with in the next year. Art took a backseat this past week and maybe even for the next week as I sort thru my life and STUFF to get down to what really matters to me and what I really want to live with. So that is where I have been.

And on a sad note, Jennifer's dad passed away today. Please say a prayer for her and her family. She will be out of the office for the rest of the week so I will be doing double duty. It will probably be a few days again before I post as it makes for very long days without her at work. She has a way of making me laugh and making the days seem shorter when she is there. TTFN (Ta Ta For Now)

Comments

kerrip said…
Hi Cindy,
I told you that my alternate career would be as a professional organizer, so this post makes me sooo excited!!! My little house is only 1200 square feet, and most of the time, it's plenty of space...and when it's not, it usually means that it's time to clean... or get rid of unwanted guests (ha ha). Good luck with your house hunting. It was the most stressful time for us but we love our home!!