GOOD MORNING BLOGLAND!
So who is upside down here you or Disco?
No, it's Chatty Crone!
A lot of you know that Chatty Crone has been getting her home of 30 years ready to sell. Man it has to be one of the hardest things I have ever done. I don't exactly want to move, but financially can't stay either. We had saved money, but when the stock market fell we lost half of it. The house itself lost value and with the kids still at home it costs more then we had planned. So much for plans!
I'm doing my best – but it feels funny to have my life changing so drastically. I've been working about three months now and have gone through every room in this house and I have literally given half of every thing we owned away. Gosh there is still so many things here I'm shocked. Why do we save like that? Why did I? I have to be honest - it feels good traveling lighter.
I have finally finished cleaning out the house.
I have about 2 to 3 weeks of wall paper removal after I figure out how to do it. Then painting the house. Some yard clean up. Clean the house, Then putting it up for sale. I know I will be crying my eyes out when we move, BUT I am going to look forward to the new journey!!!
I know this is going to be an adventure. I know I have to trust God in all of this. I have a lot to put in God’s hands - everything! It's hard, emotional, yet finally exciting. I imagine that some of you will or have done it all ready.
Get ready Chatty - get some courage - this is not for sissies. I go to something called Faithful Followers - we meet once a month at church and have lunch together - all the gray haired people of the church - and one of the men read a devotion called It Takes Courage To Grow Old. And man it sure does. Not just with figuring out things like houses, but growing old and aging - knowing the aches and pains - and the final destination. Things our children will never know until it is their time. I never remember thinking about this with my mother - I would see her grow older and I knew she was older, but either she never shared her feelings about aging or I didn't listen.
Sorry if this was a downer today - but it really isn't. I think it is okay to have feelings of sadness and then deal with them and move forward. Life changes are always dealt with by stages. How you deal with them is important too.
One way for me to be happier and get my mood lifted is to look at beautiful awe pictures - I happen to feel closer to God when I see them. When I am closer to God - I feel so much better. Hope you have an awed inspired weekend!
Time does change us doesn't it?
New life beginning.
Animals loving us.
Did you know they mate for life?
I got a lot of nice answers from last weeks question. What kind of things do you do to take care of yourself? I think a lot of us like coffee and reading, and a few minutes to ourselves. Manicures, pedicures, massages, phones calls to old friends, a second pierced earring hidden just for for yourself to know about, dinner out, listening to music, talking a walk, praying, going to a movie by yourself, and riding a motorcycle. You know on my bucket list - I have a wish to ride on with the Hell's Angels, but maybe that might be too much, any body got a big Harley and a ripped t-shirt?
Easter and Holidays are coming!!!
Is this not precious? It warms my heart.
Now for some Friday funnies....
Okay this is funny.THE LAUGH:
Thank God I have everything!
WOULD YOU WANT TO GO BACK IN TIME - is there a particular time in your life you would go back to and change something if you could? When? What would you change?