Anyway, we are moving to Seattle (my hometown) in 3 months and I've been getting rid of lots of stuff that I don't need and don't plan to have fit in our Rav 4.
(MAJOR sidenote: My husband is all over getting rid of stuff! He even said to me last night that he's learned so much from me and all my speeches on minimizing and how he see's it's a great idea now. !! This is shocking. He has been a packrat for as long as I've known him, and I Never thought I'd see this day! Awesome. He has lists of what he wants to do with his things; he's selling everything except his laptop (he is a serious computer geek and has sold his used-to-be-beloved 24" monitor already!), he wants to pare down all his clothes and only keep what is the best quality and only a certain number of things... he has seen the light and I am so grateful. I'll write more soon on our "history" of our things and what's happened in the past with regard to my wanting to not own anything, heh, and his wanting to keep everything. I want to talk about it![/End Awesome, Major Sidetrax]
So! I layed the blanket down and said to Molly, "Hey, this could be our tarp to have all our stuff on, just like on Clean Sweep!". And then it dawned on me that we could have that first big blanket with all the stuff on it, and make 2 smaller blankets on the floor for the keep and giveaway piles! Sweet. I'm amazed I never thought of doing that with my own things, considering how many times I've seen that show, heh. So we're going to do it now, and I just had to run in and type this idea out for you guys, 'cause I know there are ppl on here who would totally do this today too.
Thanks for reading, and if anyone wants to give advice on moving across the country/having minimal possessions I am all ears... er, eyes, or whatever.
"Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion."-Thich Nhat Hanh
I loved watching that show when we had cable, maybe I'll see if it's available online or through Netflix!
Embarrassing confession: There is a suitcase sitting in the middle of my bedroom floor. It's been there for two weeks, because I broke the glass in a picture frame the other day. I picked up the major pieces, but couldn't get out the vacuum (kids were sleeping) so I just stuck the suitcase on top of it. I have yet to get in there with the vacuum while the kids were awake so the suitcase is still there.
Kelly,newly single mom of four wonderful children.
A doula who married a cop & became a mama to 3 boys: G 12/22/00, my rainbow baby B 2/2/07 and L 2/10/10 my CBA2V baby, waiting for my little caboose late February 2013 & always remembering my two angels 2006 & 2012.