Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Big Purge

Hey, I'm back from the dead!  I know it's been awhile since I've posted, but I've been living some really great adventures full force so that I could return to Blogland and tell you all about them! Have I got some great Bug Juice stories for you!  They will need to wait...for now!

I live in Chicago; my house is in St. Louis; and, unrelated to this story, my heart will always be in Southern California. We, the Mister and I, have decided to sell our house of 18 years so that we can (1) stop paying taxes in two states; (2) get rid of stuff that we have had since the '70's - which has almost come full-circle and can be stylish nowadays; and (3) move forward with our lives.

This coming weekend we will make the five-hour drive to the house to begin picking away at the last 35 years (or more) of our lives.  As we examine our booty from the past, we will decide to sell, donate, or throw away.  Keeping will only be allowed after a command performance on my part which will entail throwing myself to the ground, wailing uncontrollably and/or inducing hypnosis upon the Mister making him believe we need to hang on to something..."these ARE the Droids you are looking for..." The kids have already been put on notice to put sticky notes with their names on any items they would like. Sorry girls, you don't get the china and silver just yet!

I'll bring the camera so I can take pictures of all that I really, really want to keep, but know in my heart that I can't.  After I recuperate from the emotional stress of the Big Purge, I will post again...a new woman...with a butt-load of room into which new stuff can go!

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of your week! 


Linda O'Connell said...

Hi Liz,
It is good to see you are alive and well. And ready to purge. We took several loads to Goodwill last week. Comes a time, you just don't need "things" to make you happy. I'm all about "enough" not excess, anymore. How do you keep up with two households? I guess I wouldn't ask that if I had a beach house :)

VBR said...

Getting rid of our things - (which really should read 'our precious memories and treasures) is difficult. You have set a goal and your going to do it. Maybe you could keep a plastic bin (just one) with some of the treasures that you want to keep a little longer!