Grateful On Easter

Today is the perfect day to tell what I am grateful for.

1. My family. My brother, sister, niece, stepdaughter had brat patties, hamburgers and potatoes and asparagus on the grill at my brothers house (not the angry one). It was yummy. While my brother got the food ready, my sister and I raked up branches and leaves in his front yard

2. My husband. He had to leave out yesterday so he didn’t get to spend easter with us. It sucks but he works hard and we will spend a full weekend at the trailer next weekend.

3. My job. Because of Good Friday we had a three day weekend. On Friday Steve and I had supper with his brother and his wife and another couple we are going to vegas with in October. I did get to see him one night. Thanks to my employee for giving us Good Froday as a holiday

4. Shopping. My niece had off school on Friday so we went shopping for a couple of hours. It was so nice to get some one on one time with her.

5. Marketplace and the consignment shops. I have met a lot of good people and made a new friend selling my stuff. It makes me believe that are still good people in the world. Plus I’ve made over $400. Money that I put toward payong off our new furnace. And air conditioner. Yeah.

6. Fresh air and sun. It was 53 and sunny yesterday and 63 and sunny today. I raked all three days. It was so nice to breathe in fresh air and to feel the sun on my face. I was going to put on shorts today but then I would have had to shave my legs and that seemed like too much work….

7. My purge. I sold a set of dishes today. I will write a post about this at a later date. It was hard because they meant a lot but I cant justify holding onto something or things I’m not using. No matter how much the items meant. 28 items gone.

8. Alone time. Even though I wish my husband was home, I’m grateful for the alone time. I’m still purging so the alone time is great to go through my stuff at my own pace. Right now I have a mess in my living room but I’ll have it cleaned up/gone thru by the time he gets home.

9. Having our bed to myself. I’m lying in bed as I type this. Tonight I’m glad I am alone. I’m missing my dad and kinda sad. Holidays do this to me. I can read or do whatever I want tonight without having to worry about waking him up.

10. You guys. Thanks for reading my blog and commenting. It means a lot.

Happy Easter everone!

Spring Is Coming

I found a bee in my house this morning.

I killed it. Sorry to those people who believe in all living things should live, but if it can sting me it has to die.

It’s the last thing I expected to see in my house this morning, but it’s a sign that spring is coming.

Snow one day and a bee the next.

Who knew?

Let’s hope the bees aren’t sharing my house with me. That would be bad and not the way I expect spring to start.

I’m afraid to go to bed tonight because I don’t want to wake up to a bee buzzing in my ear and possibly getting stung.

I know. I’m a wuss.

A Relaxing Day

It snowed on and off today.

I spent the day napping and marking garage stuff. I didnt take a shower til 4pm and that was only because I wanted to get something to eat. No one delivers out here.

I’ve been taking it easy these couple weeks and not posting a lot. Purging has taken a lot out of me and I needed some down time to process what I was losing and what I was gaining.

Purging has been a great experience. My life has changed. I would like to think I’m a better person. I’m more open and know what I want.

I think I hung onto some of the stuff to keep me from going after what I wanted. I think I was hiding because I didn’t feel good enough or have the talent.

I’ll share more with you about this in upcoming posts.

Have a great day! 😊❤

I’m Needed Outside Today

The grass needs me to walk on it.

The birdfeeders need me to fill them.

The trees need me to touch them.

The dead branches need me to pick them up and put them on the burning pile.

I need to feel the sun on my face.

I need to breath in fresh air.

I need to check for new buds and other signs of summer coming.

I need to talk to my yard and reconnect because it was a long, long winter.

I need to be outside because its going to be 51 degrees outside!!!!

Gratitude Wednesday

Isn’t this a wonderful view?! I can see the farm field!!! I’m so excited.

Its 39 degrees outside and the birds are chirping.

I have a lot to be grateful for today.

1. Warm weather

2. My mammogram was good. I love to see my breasts on the computer screen. I like how different each one is. Its neat to see how far technology has come.

3. Our property taxes are paid! Two Saturdays ago we received a notice in the mail that our taxes were deliquent. After a week and a half the county found the money and paid the bill and we weren’t charged any late fees because it was their fault. Yeah!

4. Books. There are a ton of great books on writing out there.

5. Libraries. I love to write in them!

6. Reading in bed.

7. Money affirmations. I’ve been listening to them before I go to bed.

8.. Finding pennies from Heaven.

9. Melting snow.

10. Chirping birds.

Oh happy day!

Good Bye Healing Stones

On Sunday I went thru my crystals/healing stones. This has been something I’ve been wanting to do for while but I kept putting it off.

This is why..

What a mess!

When I bought the stones the clerk put the stone in a little plastic bag with a piece of paper telling me what ailments it helped.

It’s too bad I didn’t put the stones back in the bags. 30 stones weren’t in bags. I did research on my tablet but I couldn’t figure out what stone went with each bag/description. I gave up because I didn’t want to put the wrong stone in the wrong bag. Each stone has specific purpose and I didn’t want to have it in my pocket thinking it did one thing when it really did another.

Instead of driving a half hour to find someone to tell me what stones belonged in what bag, I decided to put them on marketplace and sell them.

I’m losing money again but at least the box is organized and I can use the stones that have descriptions fo4.

Big smile. It feels good to know what I have and what works for me and get rid of the rest.

And guess what? While typing this post I set up a time and place to sell them on Saturday morning.

On to the next item to list.

We Are Getting Closer

This is what I woke up this morning.

The fog was so thick I could barely see across the street. It’s been raining for the last two days. The ice and snow are melting but leaving lakes. At least it was in the 40s.

I think we are turning the corner into spring. We are half way through March and its suppose to snow tomorrow morning.

I’m tired and melancholy. These dreary days are getting to me.

Hopefully we will see the sun soon.

I can’t wait to work out in the yard! Hopefully that will happen in the next couple of weeks.

Have a good weekend!