Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Allow not nature more than nature needs

Okay—things are finally settling down a bit, so I thought I’d take some time to post. It’s been almost a month since last you’ve heard from me…..

Well, the big move went off fairly well—and didn’t cost me an arm and a leg. But, my god, I still have way too much stuff. Now, I’m not talking call the folks from that show “Hoarders” bad. And Niecy Nash and the “Clean House” folks don’t really need to come over either…..

But I had no idea I had so much stuff in my little one-bedroom apartment.

So, we have a couple of Good will boxes going right now—and more stuff is finding its way to the dumpster. [I filled up one all on my own on that last full day at my old place—the old neighbors are gonna love me.] Mom and I are trying to compromise—a combination of her stuff and mine. It boils down to WHAT DO YOU REALLY NEED. And I’m learning it’s a lot less than I thought. [hence the title of the post]

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There are lots of other things going on in my life of course. The grandkid is home from college—but too busy to visit his “Mimi.” I’m hoping to catch up with him for our birthdays—mine on the 14th and his on the 19th. Plus, he’s moving into an apartment next year at school, so he may need some of this stuff we’ve put aside for Goodwill.

I managed to get a deal on a flat screen monitor as I was moving—so the old heavy one got tossed. My desk is so much roomier now. But I need to find a new filing cabinet for my papers…. Any leads on inexpensive ones???

The heat in the Philly area has been through the roof—I better have sweated off 10 pounds from all of this hauling and tossing. It was so miserably uncomfortable to work as the sweat poured down my face and neck. BUT—my mom doesn’t like A/C, so it’s been a bit of a battle: I leave the room, she turns it off. I come back and turn it on. She says she’s cold, so I try to suffer thru the hotness for awhile……

It’s an adjustment period.


  1. Congrats on surviving the move -- and the heat! I'm considering a yard sale to benefit PKD in the fall, so might ask for dibs on your Goodwill boxes, after the grandkid, of course... if you have any interest, email me!

  2. Oh dear!! AC wars are the pits! Let us hope that a compromise can be found and soon. It is going to continue to be hot and muggy there. It is hot here..but dry pretty much! Though we have been getting some rain. Which we needed desperately!!