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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Put on your BIG GIRL panties and deal with it!

I saw the above quote the other day at the beauty shop and loved it.  I thought it apropos for these days we are now a travelin'...

One of my bloggin friends, Linda, has started a massive PURGE FEST and I really think she is on to something.  It certainly seems to be the topic of conversation on several of the blogs I visit.  I started de-cluttering, simplifying, eliminating, "for the move"....and before that, for "Spring Cleaning".  NOW, I have NO EXCUSES to finish what a started...AND GET REAL SERIOUS!

Purge just seems to sum it all up, doesn't it?  I have Big Brothers and Sisters of America coming tomorrow to pick up a pile of stuff.  I am really more motivated than ever to E-L-I-M-I-N-A-T-E and P-U-R-G-E.

My husband and I were talking last night, and concluded after we get the Reverse Mortgage behind us, we need to find a smaller place in California, just big enough to sleep and relax while traveling to California.  We had been looking for more square footage when we planned on moving there, but couldn't find anything. When I get ourselves properly purged, we will be able to fit in a much smaller place within the next two to five years.

I love to have goals.  I love to make lists on how to attain those goals.  So now I have a plan and it feels good.  It feels right.  I like the thought of not being all preoccupied with moving and unpacking when my youngest daughter gives birth.  I want to be available to be ready at a moments notice...to hop in that car of mine and drive to her assistance for as long as she needs me.

I enjoy my older daughter filling me in on special events coming up for the boys, so we can plan a road trip to share those special times with them.  Spending time with them is just about my most favorite thing to do and it makes it so much more special and precious...

I know my goal is to end up closer to my girls, grand kids, family and friends.  Eventually, that WILL HAPPEN.  Right now, I must focus on my husband's health and help him get in a financial place so he can retire and not have to work the six day work week he is battling now...

Onward and upward...it is all going to work out just right...

7 comments:

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

Amen, sister! It doesn't look as if we'll be hitting the road any time soon, either - but the decluttering and downsizing will continue until we get to a point where we have just enough to sustain us. I'm not going to stress over things (easier said than done) but focus on the positives instead.

Good luck to us both!

Donna B said...

Teresa: I just read all your posts back to March and made comments. YOU ARE ONE AMAZING WOMAN!! Let's make a Purging Pact together...Just remember my email any time you need to vent. I totally understand. I went through some of this with my Dad...but it is a whole different ball game with your husband.
YOU ARE my Hero! Blessings of strength and calm...

Caroline said...

Oh gosh...one of my favorite sayings! It's so very true...I have my big girl panties on right now! Anyway, I think everything is going to work out just fine for you. So take deep breaths and let the universe work it out (and I think I will take my own advice and do the same!). xo

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

Thanks, Donna... Got your email and I fully intend to write you a long, boring note. LOL!
We're waiting to hear back from the surgeon on Ron's foot so I'm kind of postponing until then. Thanks so much for your encouraging and positively uplifting words. It's people like you and my other blogging friends that have helped me get through many days.

Lily Robinson said...

It's amazing how much STUFF we collect. Downsizing is definitely healthy. Good luck.

penjandrum said...

Sometimes it feels like our stuff owns us, not the other way around. Getting rid of the stuff is so liberating.
Love the quote. ♥♥♥

Penny

gayle said...

A plan always makes me feel better!! You are getting there!!