Thursday, August 16, 2018

Thursday, I can talk on the phone and thoughts!

My cell service was restored about 5:45 last night.  I was so shocked when I was at the bank window and my phone rang.  I guess our small company patched us through a company in Portland for now, as they continue to work on the problem. Now I no longer have any excuses not to work.  Darn it!

     Yesterday was a fog day.  I think I took a nap with the little ones and then I went to sleep during the news and didn't wake up until 9 p.m.  So I will call it a nap day.  I must have been really over tired as I slept well all night. I feel pretty darn good today.  I am raring to get something done. Actually I have to get something done. Who am I kidding?



     I have four bridesmaid dresses to steam and another that must be done today. I have a small tweak on a Wedding dress that should be picked up tomorrow.  Also there is another pile.  Oh the pile. What can I say?  Between the pile and ironing it never ends.

     It will be super hot again today, but will start to wave, hot, normal,hot,normal for the next two weeks.  I think I can live with that.  I just don't know if I can handle the tomatoes it will produce:)

Thoughts:

     I have really changed my mind set this year, on shopping and accruing.  I know the real shift came when I went to visit my Husband's brother and his wife.  They have an incredibly gorgeous home in Florida.  It is large and full and beautifully decorated.  I love my sister in law to death, but there was just to much stuff for me.  Every inch was a picture of loveliness. I just could not handle that many belongings.  Maybe being forced to deal with mom and her over accumulation of stuff also set me up.  As for clothes shopping, because I love clothes, let me tell you.  My sister in law had a huge walk in closet, and it was full to the ceiling with a maze of dressers .  You could hardly move in that room.  Also the other bedroom closets were full of her clothes.
  She is very stylish and beautiful.  There are more lotions and potions in her bed/bath than a drug store.  She spends a lot of time looking beautiful.  It takes her a while to get ready to go anywhere and she is never happy about how she looks.  (well are any of us)  But I realized that she really can only wear so many clothes.  So why have them?  Why have all that stuff if you just have to clean it? Why work that hard just to maintain it?  Why work just to get more?
     I am working to get out of debt and have less stuff.  Do I love stuff?  Sure I do, but not enough to have it control my life anymore. I just wish I had come to this realization about 20 years ago.

Have a great and productive day, staying positive while you are in the negative.

Kim
  
     

13 comments:

  1. I agree with you, Kim. I think having my house LESS cluttered is more relaxing & less stressful to me. Can you even imagine cleaning a place like your SIL's? All that crap to move around! Ugh! I have hauled off a LOT of our little knick-knacks to GW - I just was tired of dusting/moving, etc. it all the time. I have yet to get ride of some Waterford crystal that was given to me as a gift by a boss years ago. I'm not a crystal/froo-froo kind of gal, but I hear it's good stuff. So maybe I should ebay it or take it to consignment. Doesn't do anything for me but hey, if I can get enough to put towards a fun evening out (dinner/movie) I'm good! SIMPLE & EASY is my new decorating style!

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    1. I think we are trained to be over consumers.

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  2. I'm feeling the same way - when we were deep in debt we had all KINDS of "stuff", now that we are working hard to get out of debt, "stuff" just doesn't seem that important to me anymore.

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    1. You really get a mind shift when you realize it id your hard earned money paying for that stuff.

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  3. I don't require a lot of stuff to make me happy but man oh man, does stuff ever find me! I clean out and give away ton of stuff then clean another closet and stuff seems to multiply. And now even as I say I need less stuff I am looking at a matrtess for a bedroom that is bedless and no one ever uses.

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    1. I know it breeds when we are not looking.

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  4. Your SIL sounds like my cousin. It would take her two hours to get ready just for church. However, part of the time she is on her phone texting someone.

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  5. I'm all for simple.... It used to take me a long time to get dressed and ready to get out the door when I was young. Not now... I can shower, dry my hair and be out the door in 30-45 minutes, depending on where I'm going. My choices are simple and my makeup routine is even more simple. :-)) I admire that you can rework wedding dresses and fancy gowns. It's such a great service to be able to offer.

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    1. Do you squirt a tube of goo on your face rub it in and hope the colors all land where they need to go? That is my kind of makeup.

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  6. Sounds like your SIL needs to hear the Pistol Annies song, Being Pretty Ain't Pretty.

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    1. I never heard that one. Sounds like a gas.

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  7. I can't remember on whose blog I saw this saying, but ALL THIS CLUTTER USED TO BE MONEY. That made me a little regretful. Decluttering as fast as I can stand it. I read the new-ish book on Death Cleaning. thanks

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