Saturday, June 6, 2009

Declutter, Organize, Purge

Here I sit on Saturday morning planning my day. I would love nothing better than to grab my book and head out to the deck and just laze the day away but I can't and I won't. You see we have been talking about selling our house and building one ~ yep ~ brand spankin' new ~ so why do I feel nauseous?

We have been in our house now for 7 years ~ it is a big 4 bedroom and when we purchased it we imagined filling it with children... well not quite "filling" ~ but 2 was our goal. Alas here we are and although we tried, it did not happen for us. Now I am OK with that now ~ my life is full and I have accepted it although some people still ask us "how come". Whatever.... I am veering off topic and what is weighing heavy on my mind.

The house is too big for us ~ we are filling it with stuff ~ stuff we don't need... So last week-end we went and looked at 5 different houses ~ and picked one we liked. We met with our realtor and decided we will be listing ours on the 15th....OF THIS MONTH! Ahhhhhhhh So last night I was upstairs cleaning, organizing, throwing some things out and packing some things up. I took a break and went outside for a break ~ played with the dog ~ kicked around the ball and looked around.... my gardens ~ not that they would make any magazine, but they are mine! The lawn, the mature trees, our wonderful neighbors and I almost went into the "ugly cry". Why am I so filled with dread about something that it suppose to be so wonderful?? The payoff in the end will be so huge ~ so why am I not elated? I am going to have to ponder that today and have a long talk with hubby....

Thanks for listening.....



TracyZLesh @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

I never feel like my house is too big :) But that is very exciting that you are making a big move!!

Unknown said...

Very exciting!! I do understand your other feelings too though.
I wish me and the girls could come over for a long week-end, work hard all day, help sort and pack....and then spend the evenings talking you through everything, eating, chatting about that gorgeous new house of yours - and drinking cocktails. Does that sound like a plan? ;)

Lori said...

Oh Simone ~ that sounds wonderful. I am getting the rooms ready now ;)

Hugs & Love my sweet girl.

mimi charmante said...

Lori, change can be overwhelming - even good change. And moving from the place you have called home for such a long time is emotional. But I really do believe you will make your new home so wonderful and welcoming, and after you are settled, you will look back and know you made the right decision~